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Stem Cell Injection Day

July 16th, 2013 in Stem Cells

By Dr. Caroline Creager, PT, DPT
(Part 2 in a series chronicling Dr. Creager’s personal experience with knee injury and stem cell injections- read Part 1.)

Dr. Patrick Mallory successfully injected my stem cells into my left knee on Friday! I had minimal pain after the adipose (fat) was harvested from my upper thigh – saddle bag region. More fat was removed on the left thigh than the right. I guess I was a little uneven. My husband said he had never noticed ;)

I was unable to extend my left knee completely after the injection and had some ‘catching’ deep inside the knee; however, I’m sure this was from the fluid mixture of stem cells and plasma rich protein (PRP) that was injected into the knee.

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In Search of a Cure… Stem Cell Injections

July 10th, 2013 in Stem Cells

(Part 1 in a series chronicling Dr. Creager’s personal experience with knee injury and stem cell injections)

Have you ever wanted to go back in time and make a minor adjustment to your day? If so, you’re not alone. I was working out at the gym, letting off steam, by punching and kicking our 100-pound heavy bag. I landed a beautiful round kick to the heavy bag and suddenly felt an odd sensation in my knee. I lowered my leg and tried to walk it off albeit my knee began to shift and slide – feeling unstable. Later the knee started to swell and hurt especially after I slid on the stairs and landed on my knee. My wish to rewind the clock began as well as my search for curing my knee pain.

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