Topics include basic stem cell science, current best practices for PRP/Stem Cells,hands on training stem cell harvesting, and how to weed out the sales and marketing scams with amniotic fluid and umbilical cord blood being sold as stem cell injections.
The whole process takes 45 minutes… see the short video below done by Christopher Centeno, MD which simply explains why those facilities selling these products as “stem cell” injections are committing consumer fraud. If you want a real stem cell injection….it has to come from your own body in the USA right now!
Last Friday I saw two patients for evaluation for possible stem cell treatment for painful knee arthritis. Both patients were on medications, had received multiple knee steroid shots, and one had even had one of the “gel” knee injections that go under the trade names like “Synvisc” or “Hyalgan”. One of the patients also had been prescribed an unloader brace but didn’t want to wear it anymore.
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Chronic Achilles Tendinitis or partial tearing…treated with a PRP injection under ultrasound guidance
Patient has chronic achilles tendinitis and has failed to improve in 5 months with other treatments.
This patient is in his 50’s and has advanced hip arthritis bad enough for a surgeon to recommend a hip replacement. After less invasive treatments did not help, we did a bone marrow derived stem cell injection into the right hip in the office. No surgery, no general anesthesia, no joint replacement, and done in less than an hour. You can hear how he is doing in his own words here. Results vary…this is meant to be one example!
2017 is half gone! Time to get rid of your joint pain…. Come learn how you have other natural options besides medications, steroids,and surgery to treat your arthritis, back pain and sports injuries.Also learn how to spot the scams online if someone is trying to sell you a stem cell injection that doesn’t come from your own body (amniotic fluid/umbilical cord blood)….run for the hills!
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This is an interesting application of orthobiologics for a wrist problem that often requires surgery. The patient had a chronic history of left wrist distal radio-ulnar joint instability that persisted despite 5 months of nonoperative treatment modalities. We discussed surgery and orthobiologics and because it would burn no bridges and potential be effective, a stem cell injection was agreed upon as the best choice for her at this time.
The use of these products in orthobiologics is not illegal. Selling and promoting them as actual stem cell injections would mean that they have been approved by the FDA as a biologic drug…..and none of these products have passed that standard. Patients need to be very sure of what they are paying for with orthobiologic procedures so that they aren’t charged and given a procedure that is not what was advertised!