Pills and Ills This is a discussion subforum for the health challenges faced by riders 50+. These discussions are in no way to be considered professional medical advice.

Lipogems

Old 02-17-19, 01:50 PM
  #1  
ALANB58
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lipogems

My knee has been more than bothering me, have some seemingly minor tendonosis and arthritis diagnosed via ultrasound an then an MRI. I have been doing physical therapy almost religiously, and putting 1/4 patches of nitroglycerin on it to increase blood flow, (prescribed). The PT definitely helps, but I am not sure if it helps enough. Now my Dr is suggesting Lipogems treatment, he showed me before and after MRI of someone else's knee, looked like remarkable growth of new cartilage. Does anyone have experience with this treatment? I am also interested in what people may have to say about PRP or stem cell therapy for joint issues. I really want to remain active into old age.
ALANB58 is offline  
Old 02-24-19, 12:39 PM
  #2  
Carbonfiberboy 
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 15,091

Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004

Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1859 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 50 Posts
I've seen positive studies authored by Lipogems scientists. But then there's this: https://www.the-scientist.com/news-o...tem-cell-64862
__________________
Results matter
Carbonfiberboy is offline  
Old 03-01-19, 07:28 PM
  #3  
ALANB58
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the info, I have been reading up on this stuff quite a bit and have drawn the conclusion that the Drs and research scientists know that these treatments help to a certain degree sometimes, sometimes a lot, depending on a lot of variables. They are not really sure what mesenchymal stem cells or progenitor cells are or do, and the more they learn, the more they find out they do not know. I am in the meantime going Jihad on physical therapy, taking a lot of supplements, loosing weight and have selected a decent Dr for a second opinion. I already have a compact crank but I can go lower in the gears if the weight loss is not enough. I also started using an electric massager, that really warms the area up with increased blood flow.
ALANB58 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
thehammerdog
Bicycle Mechanics
18
03-17-19 12:23 PM
Saving Hawaii
Bicycle Mechanics
8
04-07-14 06:08 PM
flats
Road Cycling
7
02-18-13 11:28 PM
Obee_Juan
Road Cycling
4
06-03-08 06:30 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.