Update on Chondrolysis Patient and Stem cells
I blogged on KH about 2 months ago. He’s a 38 year old male with the great misfortune of having the cartilage in his shoulder joint dissolved by a pain pump during a labral repair surgery. The challenge was given the damage done, to put together a shoulder chondrolysis treatment to address the individual components of the problem. He came in with a destabilized AC joint from the initial surgery, so our first goal was to stabilize that joint through injections. The next issue was his lost cartilage, and based on the severity of the cartilage loss in chondrolysis patients, I wasn’t optimistic, but based on his great initial response we agreed to try a Regenexx-SD injection. He’s now about 6 weeks out from that procedure and feels dramatically better since we placed his own concentrated stem cells into the shoulder joint. The biggest testimony is that he just spent his whole weekend digging out a sprinkler system in his yard, now with only minimal next day soreness. What’s amazing is that he came to us not being able to lift a gallon of milk out of the refrigerator and being told that he needed an immediate shoulder joint replacement! We’re happy to see KH is doing well and is now able to do things like lift his 5 year old girl and use his shoulder more like a healthy young man. While we couldn’t guarantee this result to all chrondolysis patients, we’re encouraged.
NOTE: Regenexx-SD is a medical procedure and like all medical procedures has a success and failure rate. Not all Regenexx-SD patients experience the same results.