Kudos to the Contact7 investigative journalists for exposing the rampant stem cell fraud being promoted by organizations like the Stem Cell Institute of America. If the orthopedic medical evaluation and orthobiologic procedures are not being done by an orthopedic trained (and ideally board certified) physician or surgeon……then the incidence of consumer fraud with stem cell treatments is more than 75% (just my opinion on the %)
We tested the Marrow Cellutions/Maxx Regen Needle on the left posterior iliac crest against a multiport Jamshidi Needle on the right posterior iliac crest (same patient) used in a unicortical, multi-depth technique.
We have announced the next 10 dates for our educational PRP and Stem Cell Seminars
Recap: On one patient I used the Marrow Cellutions/Maxx Regen needle to draw a total of 9cc of marrow from the left posterior iliac crest. On the same patient I went 1 inch superior on the same crest, and using a multiport Jamshidi with the same 10cc size syringe as the MC needle, I drew 9cc of marrow in 1cc increments with needle advancement of 0.4cm between 1cc draws (trying to best match the MC needle technique)
In our quest to find the best in office, ultrasound guided bone marrow aspiration solution for stem cell injections for our patients, we are continually testing novel approaches and solutions to see how they perform against current standards. In our Round 1 Test of the Marrow Cellutions/Maxx Regen Needle versus a standard multi-port Jamshidi used in a unicortical multi-depth technique, we found that the MC Needle produced a 53% better TNC compared to the multiport Jamshidi used in a unicortical multi-depth technique.
Sometimes there is only one way to really know what is happening inside a joint…..and when that happens we look directly into the joint using a small needle arthroscopy device called the Mi-Eye 2. The procedure is covered by insurance and done under local anesthesia. Most procedures take about 10 minutes. Usually this replaces the need for a MRI scan which can take 45 minutes and for some people is just not an option because they have claustrophobia or they have metal implants. Here is a 4 minute video showing a recent case in the office. Give us a call if you want more information!
Dallas PRP and Stem Cell Institute Slidely Promo video
Our next seminar on the current applications for PRP (platelet rich plasma) and stem cells in orthopedics will be Thursday, May 25th at 5:45p at our office. Please go to the home page at dallasprpandstemcell.com for signups and more information.
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We are trying to find the best in office, ultrasound guided solution for our patients who we treat with bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells. There is one device (Marrow Cellutions / Maxx-Regen) that proposes a technique that requires no centrifugation and injects 8-10 cc of marrow aspirated directly without further filtration, concentration of the marrow elements, or removal of red blood cells.