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Offline kerzas

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2014, 08:50:32 AM »
In Lithuania for 3 PRP injections I've paid 456 EUR or 152 EUR for 1 shot.

it was done within one week intervals.

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2014, 03:28:41 PM »
hi ashok,
it's been a while that we heard about your progress? how are you doing?

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2014, 05:03:05 PM »
Hi Ashok,
I am new to this forum and I am looking for success cases on Stem Cells, Prolotherapy and PRP. I've read all your story and would like to know if you really saw improvement after last October, last time you posted something.
Please let me know how you feel now. My doctor wants to go for surgery and says there is no alternative treatments for my meniscus tear, but it is not a "difficult case"I guess, so I still have hope in finding a different solution.
I am in London, just you case you have any recommendations around my area.
Thank you.
Luciana

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2014, 05:19:41 PM »
Ashok_Guru is based in the USA I believe

In the UK (I am assuming London, UK here not Ontario?), there are no recognised mainstream stem cell treatments available, nor prolotherapy.  Some specialists use PRP, but more for tendon injuries.  Usually once the meniscus is torn, it's torn (although some may heal if small and in the limited part with a blood supply) and you can either have the torn bit trimmed /removed, possibly repaired (depending on your age, size of tear, location of tear) or you can live with it (possibly if pain is the only symptom and nothing mechanical like locking, buckling)

You may find some sort of trial, your surgeon may know (is he a knee specialist?).  Ian McDermott in London has an interest in the meniscus but only has a private practice.

http://www.sportsortho.co.uk/our-specialists/mr-ian-mcdermott

His practice offers PRP for tendons  http://www.sportsortho.co.uk/left-navigation/treatments/non-surgical/tendon-injections

 PRP is expensive in the UK as only offered privately in almost all cases (probably 500+)

Unless you wish to travel to Eastern Europe, India etc (but you'll probably need multiple injections to get any benefit in reality, if you get any benefit at all)

Good luck :)
« Last Edit: August 13, 2014, 05:21:59 PM by Vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2014, 06:00:36 PM »
Some specialists use PRP, but more for tendon injuries.  Usually once the meniscus is torn, it's torn (although some may heal if small and in the limited part with a blood supply)

Not so sure about this part Vickster... my medial meniscus tear was given me hell (pain, catching and all that jazz). It was in the anterior horn (not vascularized) and I haven't felt anything there for a long time after PRP and stem cells. It's nothing more than anecdotal evidence... I know, but I personally got convinced...

About the original OP, I don't think you will find anything in UK for this at a reasonable price. But if you can afford the prices Vickster mention above there is hope, not necessarily guarantees of healing...

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2014, 06:06:32 PM »
Did the PRP reduce the inflammation though, rather than heal the tear? What does the imaging show  You've had lots of injections, At 500 a time it'll get very expensive, and I doubt any UK specialist would give a dozen jabs under any circumstance for a meniscus tear.  Conservative bunch here and not driven by money unlike in some countries :)

I'd discuss with a meniscus specialist as I said as not every hospital will even have access to the equipment.n I don't think there is any stem cell therapy nor prolotherapy available to buy in the UK, possibly in a trial
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2014, 06:13:52 PM »
It's a possibility... although the catching has stopped. Often under certain movements a flap would catch (painfully) and I had to do a manual move to release it and get it back in place. Anti-inflammatory or not, all I know is that I can walk for 90 minutes without any pain. Before I had pain going to the bathroom... But it's all 1 case anecdotal evidence... no arguments about that.

I will do an MRI 1 year post beginning of treatments, which will be next December... Until then no proof...

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2014, 06:18:41 PM »
How many injections did you need to that point to give the OP some idea of potential benefit vs cost (not that I think any uk surgeon would be willing to give multiple injections without prior clinical proof and experience)

My meniscus tears seem to be behaving, but as horizontal ones, they can often be left in peace.  Maybe the hyaluronic acid has lubricated and calmed everything enough
« Last Edit: August 13, 2014, 06:20:39 PM by Vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation
LK scope 10.1.19 medial menisectomy, trochlea microfracture, general tidy up

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2014, 06:20:28 PM »
I was at 6 by then, symptoms started reducing gradually from 3rd, after the last of that series of 6, it totally vanished... and don't miss it.

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2014, 07:33:50 AM »
Can anyone post some doctors in NJ or NY that do PRP for less then $750?

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2014, 07:57:52 PM »
This is a good website:

http://www.getprolo.com/new-york-prolotherapy-doctors/

You can filter by state and get a huge list. I will send to your email too.

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2016, 05:02:35 PM »
Hi Ashok can you please guide me with some helo i had a meniscus tear and whats is the best opinion from your treatment? What treatmeny work for you?and where you took. Did your cartillage regrow?
 

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2016, 05:18:16 PM »
 I Recieved PRP  from Dr.Clement Lee, NMD Monterey Park California  91792 Initial 1 time Consult: 125.00 Prolo+PRP 350.00.There is no prp without prolotherapy. That is for knee/shoulder/hip. Discount 40% for additional PRP treatment same visit.

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Re: Cost of PRP injections.. Who, Where and How Much?
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2016, 04:03:38 AM »
Hi jamlag,

Do you have any update on how your complex tear is healing?

Thanks