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Regenexx Rotator Cuff Procedure Featured on The Doctors TV Show July 15th!

The July 15th 2014 episode of The Doctor’s features a former two time Olympic pairs figure skater medalist, Lloyd Eisler who has had a failed rotator cuff surgery. Lloyd injured his shoulders while spending a lifetime lifting his skating partners and had a surgery several years ago. Now a father and active Hockey player, he reinjured his rotator cuff and was told he needed another surgery. His wife (the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress-Kristy Swanson) knew an actor colleague who used the Regenexx procedure to successfully treat his rotator cuff, so Lloyd chose a non-surgical route this time.

The show features Dr. Chris Centeno, the developer of the Regenexx procedures as well as Dr. Blecher, the Regenexx network physician who treated this patient near their home in Los Angeles. Dr. Centeno explains how the procedure works in the studio with Dr. Travis and then the piece cuts to the procedure with Dr. Blecher. The piece ends with a discussion of the procedure with Dr. Centeno and Lloyd and a plea from his actress wife to avoid yet another shoulder injury!

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Patient Finds Relief with Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis

We recently received this testimonial from a patient who was treated using Regenexx  stem cell therapy for arthritis.

The osteoarthritis in my knees was severe, which x-rays confirmed. My primary care doctor put shots in but that was short term. Shots of Synvisc in my left knee lasted five months but the prescription cost was over $1,000. Insurance did not cover any of it. I did not want knee replacements.

I was pleased to find out on the internet that stem cells were available in the U.S. I contacted Health Link in California. The information they sent was so detailed and informative. My brother lives in San Clemente and he was anxious for me to have the procedure done. He provided a place to stay and transportation.

I had some concern about the pain involved in extracting the bone marrow. All of my fears were groundless. All of the procedures were painless. The doctor explained everything he did and I was awake and involved the whole time. The experience was better than expected.

The pain in my knees subsided gradually. Because it was gradual I forgot how bad it had been. It’s easier to go up and down stairs, grocery shop, and stand without a lot of pain.

-Betty M.

Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure Alleviates Patient’s Pain From Knee Osteoarthritis

Initially both my left and right knees were in very serious pain. When I went to Scripps Hospital they removed 60cc’s of fluid from my right knee and 40cc’s from my left knee. They then treated the pain with injections of cortisone which only lasted for three weeks and eventually gave me injections of EUFLEXXA to lubricate the joints for the osteoarthritis (OA) in the knees.
The treatment for each knee was $1,500 each. I was then informed that I would need to get this treatment done every 12 months as my condition progressed and got worse. Not once did they propose a treatment to fix the problem. Personally, I found this unacceptable!

I did some research and came across the Stem Cell and Platelet Procedure that Regenexx had to offer for patients exactly with my same condition. Specifically for patients who have degenerative cartilage in the knees and are experiencing extensive progressive pain.

I went in to see Dr. Cohen for a consult. In 60 minutes using an ultra sound, Dr. Cohen was able to see, diagnose and inform me that my condition was treatable and that I was a viable patient for the procedure. During the consult Dr. Cohen provided me with the details pertaining to the Regenexx-SD (Same Day) Stem Cell procedure. Dr. Cohen then gave me a 70% probability of recovery and explained the details of the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures for my knees. I decided to give it a try and initially was very skeptical.

During the Stem Cell Procedure I was conscious during the complete process where they removed the stem cells/platelets and with 100% precision injected the stem cells precisely where degeneration of cartilage showed on the x-ray.

Within ten days after the Stem Cell Procedure the pain was diminishing. After two weeks I finally realized the pain I was having was from the surgery and not my initial condition. This was very significant because as time went on the pain eventually went away. It has been eight months, the pain is completely gone I have no more fluid in my knees, no need for any pain killers, injections or any treatment. I am personally able to get up and down, bend my knees, run, etc. The condition is getting better every day as Dr. Cohen indicated it would as the stem cells form gradually over an 18 month period.

I would highly recommend the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure for anyone that is a viable patient. The technology and procedure was very impressive and is 20 years beyond any treatment the hospitals have to offer.

John Subka