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Offline LateralMeniscusIssuesGuy

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Sprifermin
« on: January 03, 2018, 02:03:11 PM »
Don't believe I have seen this (early trials) procedure mentioned on here, it seems fairly exciting when looking from this far away.  Does anyone know anything more:

https://www.healio.com/rheumatology/osteoporosis-and-bone-disorders/news/online/%7Bb636e287-06d9-47b9-b5be-271948cde632%7D/sprifermin-may-be-effective-in-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
Partial Lateral Meniscectomy (2/3 removed), pristine articular cartilage...2013
Return to impact sport, continual responsive swelling ever since
Mild pain onset..2016
Arthroscopy reveals grade 2/3 articular cartilage damage lateral compartment behind kneecap
What now? Allograft / brace / nothing?

Offline LateralMeniscusIssuesGuy

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Re: Sprifermin
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 01:24:14 PM »
Here it is appearing on a list of current trials.  I think this 3rd phase is scheduled to take 3 years from now, but its something to look forward to and reassuring that research is continuing in the field of cartilage regeneration:

https://creakyjoints.org/education/osteoarthritis/new-drugs/
Partial Lateral Meniscectomy (2/3 removed), pristine articular cartilage...2013
Return to impact sport, continual responsive swelling ever since
Mild pain onset..2016
Arthroscopy reveals grade 2/3 articular cartilage damage lateral compartment behind kneecap
What now? Allograft / brace / nothing?

Offline Brandon123

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Re: Sprifermin
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 02:25:50 PM »
Thanks for the link, interesting!
RK sharp pain while running, diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 6/09
RK arthroscopic chondroplasty 9/09
RK rehab, recovery, 90% normal, started running again -> back to square one 5/15
RK diagnosis patellofemoral arthritis + LK diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 8/15 -> conservative treatment