Originally Posted by RogueFLIP
Good to hear that you're feeling better. And in the end, that's all that really matters, feeling better.
My wife just went in for what the MRI showed was a modest meniscus tear, unfortunately the operating Doc found lateral articular cartilage damage on the femur and tibia. I just scheduled her for a stem cell/PRP treatment in about 10 days (with my Stem cell Doc), should help with the healing and give here the best chance for a decent result on the articular damage. Next step after 2 months or so will likely be an unloading brace for when she begins to play again. Cost on prodedure has now dropped to $1150 (from $1750) from the only Doc who does it locally.
Her operating Doc suggested (for later discussion) one of the "Synvisc" type treatments but I have researched that and frankly don't think they are worth it.
Given the positive results I have had so far with the Stem cel/PRP we will go that route. Bottom line is it can't hurt and possible very good upside.