Can an injection of stem cells act as a hip AVN (AVascular Necrosis) surgery alternative? PL is a young man in his twenties who was diagnosed with hip AVN. Like many diagnosed with this disease, he had no risk factors and it’s likely that we’ll never know how he got the disease. He saw several orthopedic surgeons who suggested everything from a CORE decompression surgery to a hip replacement surgery, but he ultimately decided for an injection of his own stem cells. His MRIs now show about 90% resolution of his disease over the past few months.
The upshot? An highly precise injection of our own stem cells beats the heck out of a hip replacement. PL will likely need a second treatment on the remaining spot, but with his MRI image changes, we’re encouraged that he’ll continue to do well!
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