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by Robert_Lloyd
Thu Aug 25, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Dr. Stone's cartilage graft paste
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Re: Dr. Stone's cartilage graft paste

Thanks for the additional info! Well, Dr. Richard Steadman invented microfracture, so the Steadman clinic gotta stick to their guns...;D The ego of surgeons is mindblowing. They'd rather stick to a 30 year old flawed idea because they invented it than provide patients with the best surgical options...
by Robert_Lloyd
Mon Aug 22, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Dr. Stone's cartilage graft paste
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Re: Dr. Stone's cartilage graft paste

Maybe you already mentioned it somewhere above, but are there any other doctors also using Dr. Stone's cartilage graft technique? Looks quite good when reading about it, but if Dr. Stone's teachnique really works well, why hasn't it gone mainstream? In my opinion, Dr Stone's paste graft isn't the b...
by Robert_Lloyd
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: PFPS knees (bilateral)
Replies: 42
Views: 9049

Re: PFPS knees (bilateral)

Lucy,

What part of Canada are in you in?
I'll see if I can come up with some recommendations.

I often wish I had obtained a physical therapy license. I've had so many orthopedic surgeries that I feel no one is a better qualified PT than a patient who has lived through the recovery process.
by Robert_Lloyd
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: PFPS knees (bilateral)
Replies: 42
Views: 9049

Re: PFPS knees (bilateral)

MACI has some amazing outcomes even in PFJ.

Surgeons are often careless and aggressive and that turns a simple chondroplasty into a recovery nightmare.

If any surgeon offers me a chondroplasty again, I'll ask why we aren't trying to regrow cartilage as well.
by Robert_Lloyd
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: PFPS knees (bilateral)
Replies: 42
Views: 9049

Re: PFPS knees (bilateral)

No discussion re the procedures you mentioned. I can look into them. I get the impression they are not very successful in the PFJ. Sometimes they are highly successful. Did you eventually get some strength back in the knee after your chondroplasty at Vail? Seemed like two years, but yes. I will be ...
by Robert_Lloyd
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: PFPS knees (bilateral)
Replies: 42
Views: 9049

Re: PFPS knees (bilateral)

I could feel a flap on the right knee and after waiting a 18months and doing physiotherapy decided to have an arthroscopy last Apri. They shaved a small chondral flap and noted a fissure, the rest of the knee was fine. Did doctor discuss MACI, Novocart, Denovo, Biocartilage, etc? After the surgery,...
by Robert_Lloyd
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Injections into the joint
Topic: Bad cortisone injection. Knee has been inflamed for 10 months
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Bad cortisone injection. Knee has been inflamed for 10 months

Cortisone is harmful to the human body. Why any doctor would choose cortisone over stem cells/PRP is a mystery to me.
by Robert_Lloyd
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Injections into the joint
Topic: Intra Articular Growth Hormone (IAGH)
Replies: 17
Views: 26599

Re: Intra Articular Growth Hormone (IAGH)

I am a patient of Dr. Dunn and can attest to the fact that the debridement surgery plus a series of HGH knee injections have made may knee go from a 2 to a 7.5. Not bad eh?? Call me if you want. 330-212-4101. Rob It was the debridement surgery that benefited you, not the IAGH. There is no clinical ...
by Robert_Lloyd
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: How can Regenexx regrow any cartilage at all?
Replies: 0
Views: 916

How can Regenexx regrow any cartilage at all?

Dr. Centeno acknowledges that stem cells can't regrow a lot of cartilage: https://regenexx.com/blog/ask-dr-c-episode-8-bone-on-bone-and-cartilage-regeneration/ My question is how can Regenexx stem cells regrow cartilage at all? Kudos to Centeno for being honest that Regenexx can't regrow cartilage i...
by Robert_Lloyd
Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Injections into the joint
Topic: Bad cortisone injection. Knee has been inflamed for 10 months
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Bad cortisone injection. Knee has been inflamed for 10 months

I feel cortisone shots are harmful and doctors should only offer stem cells and PRP instead of cortisone.
I'd find a quality PRP doctor asap if I were you.
by Robert_Lloyd
Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Injections into the joint
Topic: Injection treatment options in Ontario Canada for cartilage/anterior knee pain
Replies: 3
Views: 5529

Re: Injection treatment options in Ontario Canada for cartilage/anterior knee pain

I had IAGH injections in my left knee. Dr. Dunn claimed I had full cartilage regrowth from his injections, but I had a follow up MRI that showed zero cartilage growth. I think IAGH is a complete waste of money.
by Robert_Lloyd
Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Dr. Stone's cartilage graft paste
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Re: Dr. Stone's cartilage graft paste

I kinda guess the procedure is not the same anymore - because progress has been made and things are known better now than 30 years ago. I doubt it. His video was made not too long ago. He came up with a great idea 30 years ago and really hasn't changed it. This is where Vericel really shines. They ...
by Robert_Lloyd
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: The only two technologies clinically demonstrated to regrow cartilage
Replies: 12
Views: 2795

Re: The only two technologies clinically demonstrated to regrow cartilage

Also you forgot Denovo NT - minced juvenile allograft cartilage. It is only available in the US and also has proven regrowth of cartilage. It would be interesting to have a comparison study between Autocart and Denovo NT. Main advantage over Autocart is that you have Juvenile Donors, main disadvant...

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