I had the Regenexx Same Day Stem Cell procedure for a labral tear in my right hip in December 2014. After much research, I found that my options for repairing a labral tear were few. First, I could have surgery which my orthopedist advised only as a last resort. He suggested that I exhaust every other option available first. Second, I could just leave it alone and hope it didn’t get any worse. The pain was becoming unbearable, so that was not an option. Or third, I could have the stem cell therapy.
I chose the stem cell therapy route and started searching for a knowledgeable and reputable doctor. I found Dr. James Leiber just outside Tampa. I had my phone consult with him in the summer of 2014. He thought I would be a good candidate for the procedure, and he confirmed that on my first visit in December. We started the treatment the next day.
Within 2 days of having the stem cells injected into my hip, I was pain free. Within the next 2 weeks, I was able to do many of the exercises I hadn’t been able to in the gym. They were non-weight bearing exercises, but I could do the movement, and that was HUGE. I was no longer waking at night or unable to sleep on that side due to the pain. I was able to get in and out of my car without pain. I could bend over to tie my shoe or pull my knee to my chest without pain.
I had no idea how limited I had become in my daily activities until I was able to do them again. There are so many things I can do now that I couldn’t before. And I had lived with the pain for so long; I’d forgotten what it was like to be pain free. I wish I had had the procedure done much sooner.
At 3 months post procedure, I am now doing weight bearing exercises in the gym. There are a few things I’d like to be able to do that I still cannot. And there are positions I still cannot get into. But if I get no further results than I have thus far, I am very happy and consider it very successful. The healing process can continue for a year, so who know what the next few months will bring. I would have this procedure again, and I highly recommend it over surgery.”