Can Stem Cells help a Patient with Severe Ankle Arthritis and Chronic Ligament/Tendon Injuries?

by Chris Centeno, MD /

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Can stem cells help a patient with not only ankle arthritis, but also multiple bad ligaments and tendons?

KS was a 47 year old woman with very severe ankle arthritis when she was first seen by our clinic in November of 2010. She had a 30 year history of bilateral ankle pain due to soccer injuries at a young age. Her MRIs showed multiple ankle ligament and tendon injures through the years as well as arthritis in multiple joints (including sub-talar). She was ankle brace dependent  so the goal was to wean her off of braces. Dr. Hanson started at that point with the Regenexx-SCP procedure injecting into the deltoid ligaments, peroneus longus, and flexor hallucis longus, and main tibiotalar joint. In 2011 she had two Regenexx-SD stem cell procedures adding in the sub-talar joint as well, obtaining solid, but only partial improvement. In October of 2011 she underwent the Regenexx-C stem cell procedure into many of the same areas. Here is her progress from an e-mal she recently sent:

“Doc Ron

I have so wanted to tell you how thankful I have been for your work.

Even w a bit of occasional hip grumpiness after aqua classes (I’m not sure the hip stuff [is] related to the procedure), I wanted to write to tell you that I was able to walk on our beach area at the Beach house for about 2-3 miles a few weekends back. I haven’t been able to do that in years!

I’m continuing to spread your good work here, among my fellow athletes and at my aqua class, where u could probably pick up 2-3 new clients… Older people w old back, leg injuries… I continue to give out your cards and tell anyone who asks about the miracle stuff of stem cells…

 Keep on !

One of your biggest fans”

Again, no miracles here, just a solid response to a expert application of new technologies!

NOTE: Regenexx-SD and Regenexx-C are medical procedures and like all medical procedures have success and failure rates.  Not all Regenexx-SD and Regenexx-C patients can expect the same result.  The Regenexx-C procedure licensed by RegenexxCayman is not approved by the U.S. FDA for use in the United States.  RegenexxCayman is an independently owned and operated medical services provider operating exclusively in the Cayman Islands and is not part of or affiliated with the Centeno-Schultz Clinic or any U.S. Regenexx Network provider.

Chris Centeno, MD

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Chris Centeno, MD is a specialist in regenerative medicine and the new field of Interventional Orthopedics. Centeno pioneered orthopedic stem cell procedures in 2005 and is responsible for a large amount of the published research on stem cell use for orthopedic applications.
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