Approximately 15 years ago we had purchased some rental properties in Albany, New York. Getting one of them ready to show-for-rent I was working in the bathtub area. I had to dig out a piece of grout in the far corner of the tub and I knelt down full force on a piece of hardened grout on the floor about the size of a marble. The pain was intense, so much so that I had to get physical therapy. So I have had a “crabby” left kneed ever since. The pain comes and goes and I never know nor can predict when it will come again.
Dr. Lander’s clinic provides a seasoned knee-doc, Dr. John Braslow. So seasoned that he was the inventor and developer of a prosthetic knee. He prodded into my knee with his fingers and determined that the problem was/is with the meniscus.
He first had the nurse draw some blood which was then processed into PRP (platelet rich plasma). Net he injected the PRP as well as a portion of my stem cells into the right side of my knee.
As I said, my knee pain comes and goes. So immediately after the injection I was pain free but cautious. And as expected, the pain returned and it has been off and on since. However I did not nor do I expect now to experience a miracle cure. It would have been nice but I am giving my stem cells and my meniscus the time they need to get the job done (if it gets done).
I have a friend in Southern California who is undergoing the PRP treatment at another clinic. We are trading notes.