I have been struggling with osteoarthritis since 2011, but I will not let it slow me down.
I have been struggling with osteoarthritis since 2011, but I will not let it slow me down. As a former snowboarder and a very active individual, the thought of being sidelined by a surgery is unpleasant to me; so, despite what my x-rays may reflect, I will not have a total hip replacement. In order to avoid this procedure entirely, I drove many miles to receive PRP and stem cell injections in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The pain relief I achieved was incredible but being states away from my orthopedist was impractical. When hip pain began to creep back into my life in 2019, I was relieved to learn that I could receive my “miracle cure” much closer to home at the American Hip Institute right here in Chicago, my hometown. Unlike my previous experience with biologic injections, Dr. Lall was able to perform both injections (PRP and stem cell) in both hips during the same procedure! Consequently, I was able to return to activity comfortably much faster. Now, 3 months later, I am biking, tackling lots of stairs, and looking forward to returning to swimming in the spring. I am so grateful to Dr. Lall for helping me achieve pain relief without surgical intervention!
- Marlin H