When her orthopedic surgeon encouraged Dr. Jeanette Moleski to have stem cell therapy for her osteoarthritis, instead of total knee replacement surgery, she considered flying to the Regenexx Denver headquarters.
She was relieved to learn that Regenerative and Performance Specialists, one of just 29 physician practices in the US to offer Regenexx, is in Pittsburgh—an easy two-hour drive from her home.
Her left knee pain had become unbearable. “I was up at night with the pain,” she says. “It did not matter what position I was in, sitting or standing … I was hurting 24 hours a day.”
Until Dr. Moleski researched stem cell therapy, she thought surgery was her only option. However, an artificial knee would mean permanently giving up her beloved rowing—a sport she discovered at age 55.
“Each year, I see boats listed for sale because the owners had total knee replacement surgery. Thinking of that brought tears to my eyes,” she says.
After Stem Cell Therapy
“Dr. Adelsheimer felt I was a very good candidate,” she says. “I was so relieved to hear that I was in a state of shock.”
Dr. Moleski had her left knee treated in March 2014.
Within 14 days her pain was gone.
“I was very comfortable with everything that happened before, during and after the procedure. The office staff is right on top of everything and the equipment is state-of-the-art,” she says.
As a self-employed physician, she was concerned about downtime. However, she was back to the office within a day.
“I had no swelling and took no pain medicine, not even Tylenol,” says Dr. Moleski.
Two weeks later, she traveled for speaking engagements in Boston, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago and other cities. She exercised in hotel pools and “was 100% compliant … I did every single thing they told me to do.”
Today, she has no pain and rows solo and with a team several times a week.
“Before the stem cell treatment, I was in too much pain to get in and out of my boat,” she says. “Now I have no problems in the water.” She has resumed curling, her other favorite sport.
Pain-free, Dr. Moleski is now able to keep up the active life she enjoys. Since her treatment, she’s been able to go on many new adventures! Hiking in Antarctica and traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to name a few.
“I am just thrilled with my result,” says Dr. Moleski.
Disclaimer: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx Procedures have a success & failure rate. Not all patients will experience the same results.