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

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luks
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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