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Anybody tried orthokine treatment for their OA?

Post: #1
12-08-2012, 03:15 AM
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Anybody tried orthokine treatment for their OA?

My friend informed me of a treatment he saw on the television last week that had me excited. It is called orthokine treatment and it uses your own blood to help heal the knees or at least relieve pain. It looks like it has been used by athletes for several years but I haven't found anything about the average joe using it. I have been on a few forums and tried to see how it went for them. Has anyone else heard of it? Do you know anyone who has tried it?

I would be willing to try it but since professional athletes are using it, I guess it is expensive. I would really like find someone who has tried it.




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Post: #2
12-09-2012, 02:08 AM
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RE: Anybody tried orthokine treatment for their OA?

This is the first that I have heard of it, so I can't help. Try and call some hospitals in your area, to see if they perform it and have someone who you could talk to, who has had it done. There is a new non-invasive treatment for the knees, called Subchondroplasty, that sounds promising. You might want to reaearch it. Good luck.



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Post: #3
12-09-2012, 09:35 PM
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RE: Anybody tried orthokine treatment for their OA?

Hello, I have read about the treatment but I do not know of anyone who has done it. It does seem interesting but since there is a company that has the process patented, I am not sure how much critical research there is about it. The only published information that I read about it was an expert review. The report said that the results were inconclusive. The report is at the following address:

http://www.etsu.edu/com/familymed/researchdivision/scholarlyactivities/2010Articles/Fox_-_Treatment_of_knee_osteoarthritis_-_ER_2010.pdf

There is a lot of detail, but the conclusions section is what you will want to read.




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Post: #4
12-11-2012, 01:09 AM
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RE: Anybody tried orthokine treatment for their OA?

The information I have now read about it all talked about treating knee OA. I am not sure how well it works in other areas. I mention this because you never stated what joints are affected by OA.




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Post: #5
12-12-2012, 02:24 AM
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I believe that any of your joints can be affected by OA. The entire body can become affected, relative to the bones, if I am nor mistaken.



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Post: #6
12-12-2012, 02:50 AM
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RE: Anybody tried orthokine treatment for their OA?

ebellegreen, thanks for the link. I had not seen that. I just wish I could talk to someone about it to see if it is worth while. Nothing like a bit of first hand experience to separate the wheat from the chaff...

Hi dannvad, I do have OA in the knees so that is why I was so interested in this procedure. The report in the above link does put a bit of a damper on my enthusiasm but I would still like to learn more about it. My knees are worn and achey and I am only 35. I don't want to be sitting around for 15 to 20 years until I can get a knee replacement.




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12-14-2012, 12:15 AM
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RE: Anybody tried orthokine treatment for their OA?

That is certainly a rough situation because you will probably need your knees replaced twice if you were to start now. Have you talked to a surgeon about other options? Considering your age, you could probably benefit from efforts to stimulate your existing cartilage.




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Post: #8
12-14-2012, 03:21 AM
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The surgeon did say that it was possible but he told me to be cautious because I have such loss of material in the joint. No matter what I do now, I will probably have a whole lot of procedures over the rest of my life.




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