After six months, a repeat MRI of the left knee was done and compared to an MRI pre-stem cell injection. The radiologist confirmed growth of hyaline cartilage – the cartilage that is lost in OA. As part of the protocol, an MRI will be done at one and two years post-injection, and cartilage measurements will be made again and compared to the previous studies.
The patient states that her knee has significantly improved with decreased pain and increased function. In fact, thanks to the progress made from the PRP injections, she has since resumed hiking and skiing again.