Ryan H.

Ryan H.

I was recently treated for a knee injury that I suffered about a year or so ago. About one year ago I suffered a skiing accident in which I had a complete patellar dislocation and a cartilage fringe. That cartilage fringe turned into a cartilage a lot of cartilage degeneration. I had 2 very big gashes in my articular cartilage in my right knee.  I went to Dr. Darr, Dr Darr suggested that he perform a micro fracture surgery on my knee, which is a little older procedure that has become redefined through medical technology and imagine. Last December I did micro fracture surgery there at the end of the year. Lots of common side effects like swelling and couldn’t do much after the surgery. Dr. Darr also went in and did the stem cell therapy. This involved taking fat cells and bone marrow and injecting them into my knee.  The main reason they did this was after I had the initial injury that was back in February previous that led into continuous joint pain as the knee cartilage there was going away. There was cartilage that was moving around in my knee that was causing random spikes of pain whether it is during yard work, dancing, running, anything like that. So I recovered fully from the initial injury, but I was still having pain that’s when we went in and did the micro fracture surgery.  So they went in and did the surgery. They did the stem cell therapy 3 weeks later or so right after you would probably get going ago, you get a little bit of recovery from that first original surgery .They did this stem cell therapy, you have to kind of wait and let the recovery happen and go to physical therapy. The recovery after was fantastic. There was an event I wanted to go to at the end of March. I was there and to go there and just enjoy myself, lots of walking with no pain, very mild discomfort and many daily activities. I really enjoyed how fast the recovery time was after. I was very surprised, Dr. Darr was surprised. For reference I am 24 years old, I was injured when I was 23 so I am a bit on the younger side. If anyone was injured while they were younger, I would say definitely go to dr. darr. He is definitely understanding of the sports injury, outdoor adventures and all. He is very patient with his patients. He was very open answering lots of questions and any concerns you have. For example ‘why do you recommend this? Why does this go into this? What exactly goes into this surgery?’  He was absolutely fantastic and enjoyed 1. Talking to him and talking to his nurse. I should also mention that I had the ARP Wave procedure done. It is a physical therapy, but it is strong and enduring, you push yourself and you have a high protein diet to get that muscle mass growing, but it saves a lot of physical therapy time. It was difficult at times, but once you push through it is fantastic the results you have after it. You only do about 10 sessions or so, but it is worth those 10 consecutive sessions are worth about 4 or 5 weeks of physical therapy. It saved a lot of time and helped me get back on my feet that much faster. I definitely would recommend Dr. Darr and his associates for any sort of stem cell treatment.”

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