Having Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is extremely difficult because there is no sure fire way to address the issue. Every case is so individualized and really depends on so many different factors. I tried many different therapies, but found my ultimate fix with Centeno Schultz’s Regenexx Procedure.
Traveling out to Colorado in March 2015, I had the Regenexx Stem Cell procedure done on my left leg to help regenerate my femur bone in my knee joint. I had spent the previous 3 years on crutches. Doctor after doctor told me they had no solution for me, that I should just wait until my knee completely crumbled and then have a knee replacement in about 10 years. That is NOT the answer I wanted, therefore I kept searching until I found the solution I felt confident in.
I’ve been chronicling my Regenexx journey since I first found the procedure. Please use the links below to learn more about the procedure and follow my journey to complete recovery!
NOTE: I did travel out to Colorado to have my procedure done, but originally went to Pittsburgh’s Rehabilitation And Pain Specialists. At that time, they did not perform the bone procedure I needed. Since then, they’ve skillfully mastered the procedure and now complete it for local Pittsburghers. If you live in Pittsburgh, PA I HIGHLY recommend them. I’ve since had a platelets treatment with them and have witnessed them operating under the same high standards as their parent clinic in Colorado. CHECK THEM OUT!
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Special Update: Regenexx produced video and my 2015 Christmas wish!
Be forewarned . . . if you get queasy easily, don’t watch these videos! My Mom is an excellent documenter of things and videoed the whole trip.
Video 1: Bone Marrow Draw
Here is the bone marrow draw. It actually didn’t hurt like I thought it would. The meds DEFINITELY HELPED
Video 2: PRP Injection Post Stem Cell Reinsertion