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Old 02-05-2019, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yes, it (infections) can happen with any medical procedure and those invasive surgeries for sure.

And the spot the DO hit hurt like H and the infection came on after that...I was there.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:57 AM
 
Location: equator
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DH and I both fell for the allure of prolotherapy. Total waste of money---quite expensive too.

I ended up with getting both knees replaced at the same time. I could walk just fine, just weak. They did them both at once because I was in "such good shape". I'm glad too, because I would have never gone back for the second one! It's a helluva recovery process.

Bad part is, still very weak. Disappointed with that. More exercise doesn't seem to help---and the weakness started while I was very active (physical job, hiking, etc.). SIGH!
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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If I had not had good results with Prolo for shoulder and even my knee I would not speak as I do. So I will continue with the less invasive therapies. I live with metal and plastic hip parts and am reminded all the time of this. We all have our stories and there are plenty of both.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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How active are you? My knees are shot (and I'm young, in my 30s) and my knee doc is the surgeon for the Lakers (my doc back east was a marathon runner and worked with the WWE) Both of them and my current PT point blank told me, that due to my level of activity, stem cell is a waste of time and money. I'll unfortunately need a TKR, sometime in my 40's if not sooner (managing with PT, supplements, and meds now....I still workout and hike, but do not run half marathons anymore.) Definitely do your research and find a doctor who knows their stuff.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I just want to mention that I know a number of people who have had knee replacements, and I've never heard of terrible problems. I have heard rave reviews, however.
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