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.
We should have a good crowd of prospective patients, a couple of local docs, and a sales rep or two….. We will discuss the current state of the art for PRP and bone marrow derived stem cells. We will give tips on how to spot stem cell scams! Dr. Don Buford, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, will lead the discussion and answer all questions since he also does the procedures. Come on down!
Come join us at the Dallas PRP and Stem Cell Institute tomorrow night at 7pm. Tuesday March 27,2018
Top 5 reasons why we are not your typical free PRP and stem cell seminar
Some smart researchers at the University of South Carolina are looking at enzymes in our blood that may be important in the healing cascade and in putting stem cells into an “activated” state.
These MRIs are from patient #17 in our ongoing study. At 6 months his cuff tear is smaller…he is having no pain and is back to all activities. We are following patients for a full year in this study. We need 4 more patients to complete our enrollment of 25.
The routine knee surgery for a torn meniscus (a type of cartilage in between the bones of the knee) when there is already arthritis in the knee often leads to a result not better than just waiting for the knee to “settle down”. The problem? It can take a long time for knee function and pain to return to normal….which is why sometimes the surgery is indeed the smart thing to do for someone to return to work and other activities sooner.