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John K, Active 70-Year-Old, Former Upper Level Manager

After seeing four family members go through full knee replacement surgeries, John researched alternatives.

When you think of the Big Picture, it was almost a “No Brainer”, if I wanted to keep my natural knee. In the three Step Process, I came out fine and was impressed with the staff and Dr. Sally, who performed the procedure.

Why I Chose Regenexx

First, potential patients need to understand that each patient is different. Secondly, that person needs to understand that most health insurance plans do not cover this procedure. So, this fact will “screen out” some potential patients. That is not the fault of Regenexx. So, once you accept these facts, you need to research whom and where you’ll have this procedure done. I have 4 family members who had full replacement surgery. However, I decided not to go this route and then started researching “stem cell providers to correct joint problems.” A quick internet search of the top 20 regenerative knee doctors resulted in geographic choices. I noticed that Regenexx was in the top 5 in the USA, with the practice based in Denver, CO. However, they had a Pittsburgh office , which was in my general region. Feelings and comments first start in one’s mind. I chose to go to Regenexx because it offered me what I wanted to do for my knee, as I am still very active at 70 years of age. When your mind is in the right place and you consider the Total Cost and Probable Outcomes of Replacement Procedures; you then make your own “intelligent decision”. I was positive about this Regenexx procedure from the evaluation, cutting edge research and procedures from the initial evaluation.

Keeping My Natural Knee

When you think of the Big Picture, it was almost a “No Brainer”, if I wanted to keep my natural knee. In the three Step Process, I came out fine and was impressed with the staff and Dr. Sally, who performed the procedure. My background is an upper level manager in a small company, and I have two degrees in Engineering. Dr. Sally and I got along fine. It was the right choice to have Pro-Nox* available for the Step 2 procedure. Today, after one week has passed, I can see the beginning of a more stabilized, cushioned knee. I am following their suggested recovery protocol and feel that I will attain my desired goal of keeping my healthy knee. Physical therapy has just started, and I feel that all will go well, as long as I follow their suggested post-procedure guidelines. When I told some friends and a fellow medical person about the procedure, they were very interested in exploring a procedure using bone marrow concentrate containing stem cells instead of replacement surgery. Like a lot of other things in Life, “It’s All in the Eye of the Beholder and the Space between One’s Two Ears”. Should I need any type of future joint relief work, I will go to Regenexx first, without a doubt.
– John K

[*Pro-Nox, called pain management at your fingertips, is a natural blend of 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous analgesia, self-administered by the patient.]

DISCLAIMER: LIKE ALL MEDICAL PROCEDURES, REGENEXX PROCEDURES HAVE A SUCCESS & FAILURE RATE. NOT ALL PATIENTS WILL EXPERIENCE THE SAME RESULTS.