What does that mean? Instead of getting a knee replacement, let’s see if the one you have can be regenerated. You do that through using stem cell therapy and protein rich plasma (known as PRP) and there might be other options as well. The stickler with using the stem cells has been that the patient must pay for it out of pocket as insurance has not been willing to cover it.
As of January 2021, it is my understanding that Medicare will pay for stem cell therapy. That means you might be able to regenerate that knee or hip or shoulder or other joint instead of replacing it. If I can, I’d like to keep my parts! When Medicare does it, often other insurance follows. Of course, check with doctors who do that work. If you would like a referral to someone who does the stem cell therapy, give me a call.