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Old 03-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by drak View Post
I have a loose LCL and to a lesser extend a loose ACL a bit of a patellar issue and light to moderate opstearthritis, and maybe a small meniscus tear. The Stem/cell PRP treatment has had promising results in helping significantly in osteoarthritis cases, meniscus repair and has in some cases shown significant cartilage regneration. It can also add collagen growth to the injured areas of the tendons/ligaments and the result is a "tightening" effect.
My knee was not that bad but was starting to act up more, so I read a lot and decided to be proactive and try this treatment to extend my "active lifestyle" knee life as opposed to waiting for things to get really bad and that is when options are more limited. Note that I had excellent results with chronic achilles tendonis (both legs) treatment via PRP - the only thing that worked!
Like I said, I will keep the forum ip to date on how it works. This is cutting edge stuff, like PRP was 4-5 years ago.

stem cell PRP injection went well, saw Doc today at 8 days after injection. Everything looks good and I can start increasing my workouts and probably start drilling in a week or so, just listen to my knee and back off if necessary. PRP keeps workin for 1-2 months at least and stem cells for up to a year, so it may be a long while before I have final results. Keep in mind I had relatively minor issues and thos was as much preventative as it was "cure now".
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