EK is a 31 y/o athletic officer at one of the nation’s military academies who sustained a tear in his ACL. He opted for a non-surgical therapy. EK underwent post stem cell therapy MRI of the knee which is presented below. There is significant improvement clinically which corresponds with the improvement seen on MRI. In the pre-injection MRI, the ACL is loosely organized and loose whereas after stem cell therapy utilizing the Regenexx procedure, the ACL is tightly organized and the fibers have a denser appearance. The ACL is identified with dashed red line.
Here are EK’s comments post injection:
“Yes, my knee feels stronger and more stable in day to day, hiking, running, biking and swimming activities. I went hiking last weekend with a light overnight backpack on a steep trail. In loose rock and during slight mis-steps, my knee remained stable. I did do some activity tests at the clinic and the chiropracter noted less sharpness on certain resistance motions with my right leg as compared to my left leg. Considering, I heard a pop and couldn’t walk normally for over two months, I’m happy with the improvements my knee has shown. Stability has improved and mentally I am willing to trust it’s strength. My PT agreed there was no longer any reason for me to pursue surgery any more. ”
At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic different regenerative therapies are available which allow patients non surgical options for common orthopedic injuries. Therapies include prolotherapy, PRP, platelet derived growth factors and expanded mesenchymal stem cells.