ManvilleAm I right in making the assumption that you are moaning about $200? Is that the amount you're upset about? You had an evaluation that cost $200 and then during that eval discovered that the procedure was going to be more expensive that you'd originally planned? Please let us all know the actual amount of money you feel you are out of pocket by? Then we can all understand the financial grief you are suffering from?Thanks.
Good grief, why is this crap being discussed in my diary thread? Lol.. I must be a magnet for crazy people (who are POSSIBLY pharma/industry paid shills with some degree of legal expertise). Manville, you remind me of a couple of other shills that were invading my threads a few months ago, and share a trait with them: You all have a bit of scientific knowledge, that to the casual reader, comes off as "well-read" or "expert". It's a common tactic, I have noticed, for those morons who also like to tout the absolute beneficence of the FDA, and by definition, it's regulations.Please start your own thread, and whine about the extra few-hundred dollars you had to pay for a procedure that is minumum, $5000. Yes, they forget to include all costs in the initial correspondence, and yes it irritated me (and others), but unfortunately, it's something that will only be rectified by complaining TO REGENEXX. Of course, that was only a platform for you to launch into more dubious criticisms of the Regenexx procedure. It's obvious that your knowledge of stem cells is deficient, or you are just flat-out misrepresenting the truth to serve some other agenda.
ManvilleIn one of your other posts you mentioned you were going to be doing a consult with a Dr. that has been getting positive results with stem cells. I would be interested in learning his or her name. If I give you my email will send me the name?
ManvilleI asked a simple question, how much were you out of pocket. Your response was to ignore my question!I therefore thank you, having helped answer my original simple question! It can't have been a massive amount of money you are out of pocket, or you'd have since told us. Will you now answer how much you are out of pocket?
Manville,I too have an issue with my shoulder, a large cartilage defect on my humeral head. I am treating it with stem cell therapy as well. I noticed the same things you did after the first couple weeks (less clicking, pain improvement, and function). For me, and like your doctor mentioned, the results leveled out at around 3 months. It's a no brainer for me to go through with another treatment. I won't bother getting an MRI to see if cartilage is growing back for at least a year or more. I'm strictly going on pain and function improvement. Good luck with your recovery and keep us updated. Nick
I was told by my doctor that due to the size of my lesion that one treatment of stem cells would not be sufficient. I plan on getting the procedure done every 6 months as long as there is decent progress each time. The cost is reasonable so that is not an issue. Like I mentioned before, if progress continues I'll probably get an MRI next year to see if there is any cartilage growth.
Quote from: NickCat11 on February 24, 2012, 02:48:57 AMI was told by my doctor that due to the size of my lesion that one treatment of stem cells would not be sufficient. I plan on getting the procedure done every 6 months as long as there is decent progress each time. The cost is reasonable so that is not an issue. Like I mentioned before, if progress continues I'll probably get an MRI next year to see if there is any cartilage growth.Ahh. Did you have follow up PRP?