Regenerative orthopedics case of the week – January 5, 2023

Dr. Steve Meyers
January 5, 2023

59 year old male complaining of left hip pain which started in August. No specific trauma. Dull, aching, and sharp pain from the groin extending to the buttock. Sharp pain with weight-bearing activities, occasional limping. No improvement with muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories. X-rays and MRI imaging reveals significant arthritic change in addition to a subchondral insufficiency fracture of the head of the femur with notable bone swelling.

After discussion of treatment options, he opted to proceed with a combined regenerative procedure delivering stem cell treatment into the joint to help with the cartilage loss and PRP (platelet rich plasma) into the bone to help heal the bone swelling and fracture. As bone injections hurt, he was asleep for that part! Today, one month out from treatment, his pain has decreased 75% and his function has doubled. I expect his symptoms to continue to improve over the next few months.

Come see what regenerative orthopedics can do for you!!


Significant hip arthritis with joint space loss and spurring.


MRI shows significant arthritis. In addition, he has a subchondral fracture with notable bone swelling (dark area at the ball surface at 1:00 surrounded by bright fluid signal.


Injecting PRP into the femoral head. Yes, he was asleep!


Acetabular PRP injection.

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