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I had stem cells extracted and multiplied by CellTex. I went

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I had stem cells extracted and multiplied by CellTex. I went to their affiliate's hospital in Cancun and had an injection in my knee on 4-01-15. An inaccurate injection of the stem cells that did not get into the joint space or the multiplied stem cells "harmed" my knee. Swelling, pain, reduced flexion and instability became chronic. I had to have fluid drained from my knee from May to December. I never had any of these problems prior to the injection. As a result over the next 10 months I made over 70 visits to doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, imaging centers, chiropractors, naturopaths, manual therapists, etc. and spent over $10,000 of my own money (separate from money spent by my insurance company) and ultimately had to have a surgeon do arthroscopic and micro fracture surgery on my right knee on 12-29-15 (and have made numerous visits to physical therapists since that time).
Is anyone at the FDA interested in my situation? The FDA sent a 483 notice to CellTex dated 9-24-12. Is the FDA still interested in what is going on with CellTex? CellTex is not interested in keeping any statistics or knowing anything about patients that are harmed by their product or process.
Gregory K. Crouch
512/964-0855 ***@******.***
CellTex had no interest in Patient Safety. They never reponded to my repeated requests for help as I was experiencing my knee problems.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: FDA
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 7 months ago.
I'm so sorry this happened. The FDA is always interested in medical errors like this. Follow the instructions on this page.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 6 months ago.

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