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Pat Beals

ABC News Health highlighted a 72-year-Regenexx Patient – who received the same treatment at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic that we offer here in Toledo – in a recent news article about Stem Cell treatments (read the ABC News story).

The patient, Pat Beals, met with her friend Jo last July for lunch. During that meeting, she learned that both of them had been told they needed a knee replacement. While Pat had done some online research and had looked for alternatives to knee surgery, Jo stated that after discussing the pros and cons of both, she would stick with what she called the “old tried and true method of surgery”. So Jo went off to get a knee replacement and Pat decided to have her physician inject her own stem cells into the knee. Pat’s friend hasn’t had a good time of it. First, during the knee replacement surgery her nerve was tragically severed. Because of the extended immobilization in the hospital bed (she couldn’t walk because her toes no longer worked), Jo then developed blood clots in her legs, which then traveled to her lungs (called pulmonary embolism, a common complication of knee replacement and hip replacement surgeries). One month after the knee replacement surgery, they were still trying to get the medication dosing right to dissolve Jo’s blood clots.

How did Pat do with her much less invasive stem cell injection procedure? Pat walked into the clinic and was examined. Based on her MRI images, a musculoskeletal ultrasound examination, and physical exam, Pat’s physician discussed with her which stem cells to use and where exactly they would go. The patient then had a Regenexx-AD and Regenexx-SD procedure (both injections). She walked out of the clinic both times, with a brace on her leg and she was never bed-ridden. Let me use her own words:

As she told ABC News, “"Almost from the moment I got up from the table, I was able to throw away my cane. Now I'm biking and hiking like a 30-year-old."

Note: While highlighted patients received their Regenexx treatment at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic in Colorado, our practice provides the same procedures that made such significant improvements in these patients’ lives.

Patient testimonials highlighted on this Regenexx website are not indicative of all patient results.

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