Anne Jaffin has suffered from advanced osteoarthritis in both of her knees for years. She had tried numerous traditional treatments to try to mitigate the pain. Ms. Jaffin had previously tried physical therapy, chiropractic treatments, bracing, massage, acupuncture, and Synvisc injections. Even in combination, these treatments were not sufficient and her pain continued to increase. As her pain and fear of falling increased, Ms. Jaffin decided it was time to seek further treatment.
Diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a peripheral neuropathy affecting a nerve close to her knee, Ms. Jaffin was weary to have any surgery in that area which may have exacerbated the CMT. Unable to afford the downtime that follows knee replacement procedures and concerned about the pain associated with the recovery and therapy that follows these surgical procedures, Ms. Jaffin searched for alternatives to surgery. She was fortunate to have a trusted, life-long, friend who had stem cell treatment for severe arthritis and had raved about the results. “I liked the fact that these procedures could help my knees without adversely impacting other problems in the same area. So many people have multiple problems in one area. The last thing a patient wants is for one problem to go away and another one to appear. In addition, I like the medical axiom ‘First do no harm’. The Stem Cell series was fairly non-invasive in comparison with other treatment options. I was able to avoid surgery, general anesthesia and foreign substances within my body.”
One of Ms. Jaffin’s physicians suggested she visit StemCell ARTS and she made a consultation visit. She was immediately impressed by the StemCell ARTS physician at her initial visit. “We discussed my situation and I asked many questions, which he answered. He made a favorable impression on me, which has continued. He was patient, relaxed and sensitive to my mood when I was tense.”
It was recommended that Ms. Jaffin try the Stem Cell series of injections for her knees. She had the procedures for her worst knee, the left knee, done first. The procedure went so well that she had her right knee done 3 months later. Ms. Jaffin admits that she does experience little twinges in her right knee from time to time, but it is very minor compared to her previous pain. Ms. Jaffin was able to take a trip to Hawaii and walk around with minimal discomfort just a couple months following her second stem cell series. An avid traveler, Ms. Jaffin was pleased with the limited downtime that followed her stem cell procedures. “I was able to avoid surgery, which could have impacted my lifestyle.”
Ms. Jaffin continues, “The most challenging aspect of this procedure is the cost. However, I decided that my health, daily functioning, and comfort was worth it. It was the right decision for me.”
Note: Any case reports or patient results presented on this website are not indicative of all patient results. Like any medical procedure, all Regenexx procedures have a success and failure rate.