Joint pain and stem cell therapy.

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Injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP) into injured parts of the body reduce pain and improve function more than surgical or steroid treatments, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA).

has as anyone tried PRP therapy. There are specialized clinics in my area I am hoping to try this . 

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    I actually has PRP. One injection when I had insurance. Still had a huge copay. I was supposed to have 3 injections but they wouldn't take Medicare.

    I'll tell you though, that one injection helped so much. It was amazing!

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      Hi susan, just a few questions, are you in Australia? Does private health cover it? is it done in a hospital or in an xray place. Thanks
    • Posted

      I'm in the US. I don't know if private insurance covers it. Might be best to ask your insurance company.

      My Orthopedic surgeon does it in his office.

      It did wonders for me but I think you might have to keep getting them but not real sure about that.

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    I am 8 weeks post stem cell injection into my left knee. My pain is now almost nonexistent. I won't lie though, the injection itself and the first 2 weeks post injection was VERY painful. I was told upfront that it could take up to 6 months to get the full effects from the injection. They harvested the stem cells from the fat removed from my stomach. The entire procedure took 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.  My experience has been very positive and would do it again in a minute.

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      Sooty took so long getting back to u. Was in the hospital and convalesce from total hip revision. 

      I am am very interested in where you had this procedure. I would like to try it in my knees. 

      You sound very very positive and tell me how the injections improved 

      The pain and the use of your knee. 

      I am am very encouraged. Please tell me more. I have sought out a few clinics in my neck of the woods and would like to give it a try. 

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      Should say should say Sorry ...😀

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