Last week, I performed Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Stem Cell Interventions on two patients; one was 76 and the other 79. The outcomes research at Regenexx has shown that age is not an obstacle to a successful Mesenchymal Stem Cell procedure for postponing or avoiding a knee replacement. Both patients were healthy and wanted to remain active. Both patients met Body Mass Index requirements for inclusion in our clinical stem cell interventions; most important, the nucleated cell count in both patients exceeded 400 million. Nothing I have described guarantees success; but I have to pause and congratulate both patients for their respective attitudes and desire to not become victims of a particular age category.

Aging is something we can’t control but the aging process may be modified by diet and exercise. When injury or arthritis intervenes, the options are to succumb, undergo a joint replacement or possibly postpone or avoid a joint replacement with Cellular Orthopedic intervention (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate containing your own stem cells). As I have indicated, in recent Blogs, the research at Regenexx suggests that it isn’t your birthday that influences a successful outcome but rather the number of nucleated cells found in your marrow, an indirect indicator of the number of Colony Forming Units (mesenchymal stem cells).

Last weekend we celebrated Memorial Day by giving pause to remember. I received my commission as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force on the sixth day of November, nineteen hundred and sixty-seven. Times have changed and we age but there is little reason not to try and stay active. Over the years when there were no alternatives, I sought to improve the quality of a patient’s life by replacing an arthritic hip or knee with a prosthesis. Now I myself have aged but believe that the higher you climb the more you can see. You are never too old to stay active. The outcomes data continually documents the patient satisfaction now up to five years at Regenexx with our own objective data base indicating, not only patient satisfaction, but return to or continuation of a high level of athletic activity and fitness participation following a cellular orthopedic intervention for a musculoskeletal injury or impairment from an arthritic joint.

Stay Active My Friend.

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