I have been an active sportsperson all my life and recurrently relished water skiing, tennis, alpine skiing and jogging. I have suffered from periodic knees problems for the past 9 years. The first problem in my left knee appeared in 2001 with a knee-locking disease. An arthroscopy indicated that my femur’s condyle cartilage was impaired, so the treating doctor proceeded with debridement and some Pridie drilling. I was okay and devoid of pain for the next 5 years and I was able to sustain my pre-treatment activity levels. The post-treatment MRI indicated a distinct reduction of the subchondral edema. However, severe knee pain returned in 2013 and the MRI showed further worsening of the cartilage. In February 2014, I decided to continue with a mesenchymal cells treatment; a very convoluted and delicate surgery which lasted about 10 hours at Stem Cell Care India. During this process, mesenchymal cells from my own body were implanted. The post-treatment MRI indicated a distinctive decrease of the subchondral edema. Before my stem cell treatment, I was neither able to walk nor drive a car without pain medicine. I instantaneously stopped taking the pain medicine after therapy and my pain lessened. I was able to run 50 meters a few weeks ago, which is an incredible progress for me. The staff at the clinic was very welcoming, resourceful and overall I quite relished the week. Overall, I am very pleased with the outcome so far. Equated to the more invasive, time-consuming, physically draining surgical options that were offered to me, stem cell therapy seems to be a minimally invasive, cost-effective process that has brought me admirable outcomes.
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