IRONMAN® Triathlete Avoids Knee Surgery

  • Patient’s Name: Michelle V.
  • Age/Age Group: 55+
  • Body Part: knee
  • Top concern: knee pain
  • Treatment: Regenexx-SD, which uses bone marrow concentrate that contains stem cells
  • Doctor: James Leiber, DO, Regenexx Tampa Bay

As a triathlete, Michelle loves running, cycling, and swimming, but after she had surgery on a torn meniscus, her knee never returned to full function. Three different orthopedists recommended she have a knee replacement and to stop running.

But she found James Leiber, DO, at Regenexx Tampa Bay, who, after reviewing Michelle’s case, believed the Regenexx-SD procedure on her knee would be beneficial in relieving pain and restoring function.

“I had the Regenexx procedure done in February [2015], and I was able to complete my IRONMAN in November of the same year,” she says. “After the Regenexx, I’m able to do everything…. I like the fact that I don’t feel like as I get older I’m going to have to give up doing what I like doing.”

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