We track patients in a Registry which tracks pain and function scores and outcome over time, and guides research and treatment decisions…but we love hearing directly from our pateints! This Regenexx SD knee update made us smile!
Readers of this blog will remember Joseph Young. Whether you are a parent, or have a parent, I’m sure you could relate when Joe explained that he would do anything to be more meaningfully involved in his children’s lives than his knee had allowed him to be. For years he thought he’d need a walker to walk his daughters down the aisle at their weddings, and attend his children’s graduations. Joe’s knee, which was originally injured in a car accident many years earlier, had gotten worse with each successive year. A knee replacement was proposed as the solution, but at 43, Joe knew that was not a good idea.
Joe’s knee was treated with Regenexx SD in February 2016 by Dr. Marc Adelsheimer of Regenerative and Performance Specialists, our Pittsburgh Regenexx Provider. This treatment uses the patient’s own stem cells in precise image guided injections to treat the damage from injury or arthritis. We had already received an amazing 6 month video update from Joseph. At the time of the filming of his video, he was no longer sidelined by a knee which would not allow him to participate; he was on the field kicking a soccer ball with his son, a dream he never thought would be possible!
We received this Regenxx SD knee update from Joe yesterday. As you can see, Joe has used the gains his Regenexx treatment provided him to “help him get his life back”. He’s been able to participate in important “firsts” with his children and things he had not been able to do with his family, has been lifting weights, and among many other things, is seen above pulling a sled that weighs half his body weight! While not every pateint will be able to do all he has done, seeing how Joe continues to use his Regenexx treatment as a tool to bulid on, brightened our day, and we hope will brighten yours as well!
Regenexx-SD is a medical procedure and like all medical procedures has a success and failure rate.
About the Author
Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. is an international expert and specialist in regenerative medicine and the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopedics. He is board certified in physical medicine as well as rehabilitation and in pain management through The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.…