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May 17, 2018

Cell Therapy for Cartilage Defects: Aaron Krych, M.D.

By centerforregmedmc

Aaron Krych, M.D., Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Research Grant, is researching the initial safety and feasibility of RECLAIM, a single stage cartilage repair technique using the patient’s own cartilage cells and allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells.  The study will assess the patient’s improvement in pain and function following the procedure, while actively monitoring safety and adverse events.

Dr. Krych is a professor of orthopedics and a consultant in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic. His clinical research interests include ACL and meniscus injuries, cartilage restoration and transplantation, hip labral tears and athletic injuries, and arthroscopic treatment of femeroacetabular impingement.

Learn more about Dr. Krych’s research in the video below:

Tags: cartilage repair, Dr. Aaron Krych, Dr. Daniel Saris, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Research, RECLAIM, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Research, sports medicine, stem cells

I am a retired R.N in need of bilateral knee replacements. 4 Orth
opedic surgeon's are all in agreement. I have a herniated disc L5, L4 and S1 are degenerative discs. Left hip has Osteoarthritis. I now have to walk with a cane but still feel like one or the other knee is going to give out. As a result this past 1 1/2 years I have become totally house bound. I have been through the PT, Pool Therapy, Accupunture, Tens Unit, Cortisone injections, Cartilage injections. These are supposed to be my Golden years, the only thing golden is my urine. Oh, and that bucket list is now the size of a pail.I would like to be able to walk again, please consider me for this , it sounds like it could be my last hope.i took care of others for 40yrs ,could someone now please take care of me. I have no family but lots of friends. Thanks for considering me. Beverly Sawyer, R.N.

I don't know how I could forget the constant chronic pain that I am in 24-7. I never get a full nights sleep either. Before the Opioid Crisis I was given Vicodin tablets that I could take PRN, up to 3/day. The pills only lasted 3hrs but, it was 3hrs I could be relatively comfortable to do my own grocery shopping, maybe go to lunch with a friend, or a movie, even someone's retirement dinner for a couple of hours, not any more. I took them for 20 yrs., never abused them, there were days when I didn't take any. Most days 2tabs.But I was able to get around and do things with friends.Now I get 20tabs about every 4 months and am afraid to take them because a worse day may come, but as a result I go from bed to chair, have gained weight and am very depressed. I will end this now. Sorry, I know no one really wants to hear it. But it stinks…Bev Sawyer, R.N.

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I don't know how I could forget the constant chronic pain that I am in 24-7. I never get a full nights sleep either. Before the Opioid Crisis I was given Vicodin tablets that I could take PRN, up to 3/day. The pills only lasted 3hrs but, it was 3hrs I could be relatively comfortable to do my own grocery shopping, maybe go to lunch with a friend, or a movie, even someone's retirement dinner for a couple of hours, not any more. I took them for 20 yrs., never abused them, there were days when I didn't take any. Most days 2tabs.But I was able to get around and do things with friends.Now I get 20tabs about every 4 months and am afraid to take them because a worse day may come, but as a result I go from bed to chair, have gained weight and am very depressed. I will end this now. Sorry, I know no one really wants to hear it. But it stinks…Bev Sawyer, R.N.

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