chronic knee-cap pain

Doug. 54 yrs.   Poor guy, he's in his 50's and excited about the recent snow in the mountains and getting excited about skiing at Steven's Pass.  Started doing some leg exercises and strength training and started getting really severe knee pain under the knee cap.  That was 2 weeks ago and not improving.  Admits he's had knee pain off and on for years but never this bad.

 This side view of the knee cap revealed a dark line and a pointy part at the top of the cap.  Do you see it?  This is the beginning of advancing OA of the patellofemeral joint (the space under the knee cap)  What to do?  Stem cell injections of the space under the joint has been extremely well tolerated, and mostly painless procedure that will allow him to gradually over 5 months, regenerate his own knee.  He agreed with the procedure and we're scheduling him for Amniocyte injection next week.  Will keep you posted on Doug's results. :)

This side view of the knee cap revealed a dark line and a pointy part at the top of the cap.  Do you see it?  This is the beginning of advancing OA of the patellofemeral joint (the space under the knee cap)  What to do?  Stem cell injections of the space under the joint has been extremely well tolerated, and mostly painless procedure that will allow him to gradually over 5 months, regenerate his own knee.  He agreed with the procedure and we're scheduling him for Amniocyte injection next week.  Will keep you posted on Doug's results. :)