I have no meniscus and no cartilage in my left knee. Will stem cell therapy help me?

It's Possible. Check out Regenexx.Com. The have the single largest registry in the country of patients with degenerative joint disease that have used their stem cell procedures with good outcomes. Obviously not everyone gets better, but a majority have found the ability to forego knee surgery.
Unlikely. If you are knee has degenerated to the point where you not only have lost your meniscus, but all the cartilage that cushions the knee, then you likely possess very severe osteoarthritis. Stem cell treatments and cartilage regeneration procedures are usually best utilized for potholes or small holes in the cartilage after trauma.
Maybe. In the research phase. Too early to tell. Other choices are antiinflamms, cortisone injection, bracing, pt, hyalaronic acid injections, prp, meniscal transplant, osteotomy, partial knee replacement.

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What is the effect of marijuana on stem cell therapy for the knees? I've read: 1) it produces bone 2) it helps stem cells grow...Thank you

More research needed. Interesting question! stem cells are fascinating and do have cannaboid receptors. It is thought marijuana might increase stem cell proliferation and direct their migration to bone marrow, but this research is preliminary and much more research is needed before any conclusions can be reached. See http://www.Examiner.Com/article/scientists-meet-to-discuss-cannabinoids-and-stem-cells. Read more...
No evidence. I am unaware of any scientific evidence of the effect on bone or stem cell growth. Biocellular therapy using stem/stromal cells and biologic agents (like platelet concentrates) are stimulated by growth factors and signal proteins to produce the healing effects. If you have such evidence you should post it on the site or inform your doctors. Read more...
It's Possible. Check out Regenexx.Com. The have the single largest registry in the country of patients with degenerative joint disease that have used their stem cell procedures with good outcomes. Regarding Marijuana they have good evidence that they recommend not using it for treatments. There is more clinic evidence on their website. Read more...

How soon can I swim after adipose stem cell therapy on my knee?

Stem Cell Therapy. I would start by having call you doc who did the procedure. Each doc/clinic will have their own guidelines. Typically most folks will wait about 2 weeks before they allow vigorous activity. Read more...

How reliable is stem cell therapy for the knees?

Experimental. Hi. Stem cell therapy holds tremendous promise that only has a chance of being realized when anti-science ignoramuses (GOP, right wingers) are kept OUT of power. There is no approved stem cell therapy for knee problems, but if you WANT to see stem cell potential, keep idiots OUT of positions of power with your VOTE!!! Stem cells rock, and science has only scratched the surface! Read more...
Variable outcome. Stem cell therapy is a very specialized treatment, recommendation is based on specific criteria and outcomes remain very variable. I recommend talking to a specialist that has seen you and has all the necessary information to answer your question more accurately. Read more...