Knee Osteoarthritis (3)

Kathy’s Case Study: Stem Cell Procedure helps with painful osteoarthritis of both knees

Kathy is a 66 year old patient who had knee osteoarthritis for 5 years in both knees. She is a registered nurse and works 12 hours shifts 3 days a week that involves a lot of lifting and walking. Kathy was exhausted at the end of the day, and could not sleep because of the pain. There were a lot of things Kathy felt she couldn’t do because she did not trust her knees. She loves gardening but had a hard time on uneven surfaces. Stairs had to be descended one at a time, setting both feet on each step.

The Stem Cell Procedure Solution:

Non-surgical therapies like stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) harness the body’s healing potential through a natural process that combines growth factors and bioactive cells to repair joints and end knee pain without surgery. Dr. Grana performed such a Stem Cell Procedure on both of Kathy’s knees to treat her knee osteoarthritis.

Kathy’s Results:

At a 2 month post treatment interview, Kathy was asked how she tolerated the Stem Cell Procedure and she told us she was very comfortable the first time the bone marrow was taken, with just the lightest amount of medication to relax her. She also told us the blood drawing was no problem either, not any different than normal blood labs drawn. Kathy said the procedure was not anything like she though it would be, that it was much easier.

When asked how her recovery time was the couple of days following treatment, Kathy responded, “Actually they said I might have swelling, but I had none. Just a little achy by the third day. I was fine and felt like I could have gone back to work.”

We asked Kathy how she is doing now. “I can do just about anything I want, but I am being cautious because it has only been 2 months.” When asked if she would recommend the procedure to friends and family she quickly replied, “I already have!”

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