This is exactly what happened to me. I had perfectly healthy 18 year old cartilage in my 50s. I went to my orthopedic doctor for a patellar tracking problem in both knees that could be corrected with simple exercise. But in the meantime my doctor gave me many cortisone injections. 2 years later I was bone on bone. I was and am still absolutely horrified as I have no knee damage history. I became a cripple overnight. I pursued legal action against the drug company who makes the cortisone but it couldn’t be proven unfortunately. Regenexx has helped tremendously to get my life back! I am back to hiking 3 days a week. Thank you Regenexx. You are a God send!!
AS NOTED IN EARLIER ARTICLES ON THIS WEBSITE, KIDNEYS ARE AMONG INTERNAL ORGANS THAT OFTEN FAIL WHEN SUBJECT TO PROLONGED STEROID USE. WHEN USED CORRECTLY, STEROIDS AND HORMONES ARE ONLY TO BE USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF (A) LEGITIMATE WASTING DISEASES AFTER BEING (B) APPROPRIATELY PRESCRIBED BY AN HONEST MEDICAL DOCTOR. DEREK ANTHONY’S MEDICAL ISSUES WERE SO CHRONIC THAT HE WAS ON DIALYSIS TREATMENT FOR SEVERAL YEARS.
NOTE: DIALYSIS IS COMMON TO MANY BODYBUILDERS AND ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IS RUMORED TO BE RECEIVING DIALYSIS TREATMENTS 3-TIMES PER WEEK.