Joe Rogan Injury: UFC Commentator Recommends Particular Surgery After Sharing Own Experience- “Body Just Fills It In”

Published 02/12/2024, 2:07 AM EST

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As it turns out, Joe Rogan is not immune to the pains of his age. The 56-year-old lives an active lifestyle and is a former martial artist, both of which can take a toll on one’s knees. One of the most common issues older people face is joint pain, especially knee pain and Rogan suffers from the same. But he might also just have a solution for the same.

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In a recent podcast episode, the UFC commentator spoke about his painful experiences with a procedure for his knees and recommended using a dead body to deal with bad knees! Sounds intriguing right? Let’s see what he had to say.

Joe Rogan is a big fan of cadaver ACL surgery to repair knees

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Bow-hunting athlete Cameron Hanes and outdoorsman Steven Rinella joined Joe Rogan on episode #2100 of the JRE podcast. During the conversation, the trio got to discussing knee surgeries and Joe Rogan revealed that he has had surgery on both his knees. On his left knee, he had a Patella tendon graft, where a piece of his own patellar tendon was used to replace the torn ACL, which he found quite painful and slow to recover from.

“My right knee is a cadaver ACL 10, but it’s not anymore. What happens is that your body re-proliferates it. Yeah, so it acts as a scaffolding and then your body just fills it in with its own tissue… I would do that operation again in a heartbeat. I’ve always told everybody I’ve had my knees done both ways,” he said.

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For his right knee, however, he went for a cadaver ACL graft where a piece of a deceased donor’s ACL was used to replace the torn ACL. He was all praises for the latter and felt it was a much easier and faster experience. Rogan claimed that he was able to go to a party within five days of the latter procedure, with only braces on, a marked difference from his earlier experience.

“I had my left knee done with a patella tendon graft, which was the most painful and took forever to recover from. And then I had my right knee done with a cadaver graft. It was way easier. I went to a party five days after the operation with no crutches, no nothing. Just put on a brace and walked,” he added. This was not the first time the fitness enthusiast had recommended a medical procedure.

Rogan an advocate for stem cell therapy

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Joe Rogan has been an outspoken supporter of stem cell therapy, which is effectively banned in the United States. On a podcast episode with pro wrestling icon Hulk Hogan, the Texas resident revealed that he went overseas for stem cell therapy to help with a torn rotator cuff tear he had suffered.

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It turned out to be a huge success and the injury disappeared within six months, Rogan revealed. “I had a full-length rotator cuff tear, disappear, just went away. Six months later, again, an MRI, like this is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen, it’s like it’s gone,” Rogan said. The podcast host called for the restrictions on the procedure to be lifted as it could help many, many people.

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What do you make of Rogan’s medical recommendations? Do you know anyone who has undergone similar procedures? Let us know in the comments.

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Kanishk Thakur

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Kanishk Thakur is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports with nearly 5 years of professional writing experience. Kanishk has expertly covered the heated rivalries of the fight game, and delivered meticulous reports of payouts of PPV events and Fight Nights, in addition to covering the personal side of fighters outside the sport. He is also an ardent Joe Rogan fan, who hopes to draw in more fans to the sport as Rogan did for him.
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Yeswanth Praveen

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