knee treatments

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I am 9 months post stem cell treatment and 4 weeks post PRP shot for torn meniscus (not verified by mri)

stem cells helped left knee, right knee diagnosed with torn meniscus, there fore PRP

going back to oath today, less pain, still hear it crack a little when bending, and need to tell him knees get stiff after sitting a while, I've been told my extreme bowed knees will make pain last a little longer, hope it goes well

All this to prevent TKR

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    Hi mceastside

    I an pleased to hear your stem cell treatment went well. I am hoping for stem cell on my left knee which still has some cartilage left. Had partial knee on right  knee on 20th June for bone on bone. Have to say it has helped with bow leg, just makes the left more pronounced.

    the whole thing was far worse than I was told or imagined. I can walk with my new knee but still climbing stairs is a nightmare. And I thought I was reasonably fit beforehand. Hoping to avoid PKR or TKR on other leg.

    I think your stiff knees is maybe due to a bit of arthritis, I have to move every hour or so to help with stiffness. Glad you have less pain. Good luck.

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      can't say fro certain that  it worked out for right knee, with torn meniscus, but stiffness is a problem, i'll try to keep moving, difficult when you are retired, but I try to work out, probably not often enough

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      I too am retired from work, but I make it almost a rule to try and keep moving, whether it be household chores or shopping or gardening. If I need a rest day then I sit for an hour at a time then walk around finding things to do. There's always some cleaning or cooking to do😊. It is difficult to keep motivated especially if you are tired. It's a viscous circle as the knee pain keeps you awake at night too.

      Good luck with it all, you don't need to run a marathon just keep gently walking.

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    Going to ortho in 23rd to set up for PRP injection of small radial tear on lateral side. I keep trying to ignore it but radial scar think more symptomatic than longitudinal.

    Glad it’s helping u!! I think u said you used an u loader brace? How long?

    I will have to work on mine but hoping to have atleast 3 days to stay off it. 

    About how much is the injection? 

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