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Patients own stem cell cure for DDD

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
this sounds truly ground breaking. an end to many spine operations hopefully.




  • a godsend to thousands if this is treatment is for real.

  • Thanks for posting those links Crystal. Had a look at them and the research being done by Mesoblast is exciting (not that I understood a lot of it). I was impressed to see that research was being done in Australia, and that's where I'm from. Good to see that the research is being done with adult stem cells. Wonder how long it'll be before human research will commence. Notice in the press release that the company said they're going to progress things as quickly as they can.


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  • Crystal33 said:
    A godsend to thousands if this is treatment is for real.
    A miracle cure if it works as well in people as it appears to work in sheep.
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
    On June 25th I had c5-6 corpectomy with fusion of c4 thru c7. I have had three prior cervical fusions that were failures. I am lucky to of been sent to the top neuro tri-state which is also a research doc. He used stem cells during my surgery. On last visit I am fusing well. I still have a way to go but according to the surgeon he is impressed as to how far along in the fusion process I am. I am not scheduled to see him again until Feb.2 unless (keeping fingers crossed) I develop complications. I will keep everyone posted on the progress.
  • Stem cells are the biggest thing to medicine right now. It is also being used in cancer patients with really great outcomes. My PM doc said it is the wave of the future. Regenexx I think that is how you spell it is doing trials right now on herniated and ddd disc. It is based out of Colorado. I looked into it but still expensive because you have to pay for the equipment used to harvest your cells. But does sound great.
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  • The stem cells used by mesoblast are an "off the shelf" medicine. they do not have to come from patient. they will just be kept in stock in hospitals i guess, same as other medicines, and injected into disc of patient.
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