I just had my first Stem cell treatment, yesterday. So, I had 50cc of marrow drawn, 45cc of blood taken, and probably about 10cc of fat (not completely sure on this amount, but it was around a tablespoon or two?) I could be off on the measurements, but I think is was around that. All of this was filtered, and spun through a centrifuge, each separately. Then the Dr. injected them into my hip joint, along with some thrombin to help activate everything. So, if you want to avoid surgery, this is the best option, in my opinion. Dr. Brian Shiple, in Springfield, PA is my doctor, in case anyone is looking for a well trained Dr. in this area. I will post to let everyone know how it works out, and my improvements:)
Coleen:Keep us posted... sounds very exciting. Did the mini lipo hurt? ~crumpet
I see that this is a hip treatment and not knee treatment, but I'm curious as to your total cost as it seems to me other board members would also like to collect cost info. for stem cell treatments currently available. Thanks~! And hope you improve quickly and the MSC injections work to regenerate.