Bone-On-Bone Arthritis with Large Bone Spurs and a Painful Ankle
This is a 25-year- old male who presented a year ago with a history of right ankle fracture four years prior. They did open reduction and internal fixation, but he developed a severe infection postoperatively and they had to remove the hardware.
The patient had been left with bone-on-bone arthritis with large bone spurs and a painful ankle, increased with walking and activities. The orthopedist recommended ankle replacement surgery.
After evaluation, we treated the patient once with PRP bone marrow stem cell graft and then three treatments with platelet rich plasma.
When he was seen in a followup visit a year after his initial treatment, the patient’s pain level had gone to 0-2/10 and that was much improved.
This is an example of a patient who, despite having severe arthritis and deformity in the ankle, did well with the anti-inflammatory and reparative treatment using his own body growth factors and stem cells.
Website case studies are provided for educational and evaluational purposes of the available treatments offered by our office. It is important to note that although Dr. E. Magaziner has a high rate of success treating patients, there is no guarantee of a positive outcome given the variables relative to each case and individual being treated.