Yesterday I presented this talk to the orthopedic surgeons at the 37th annual Cherry Blossom Seminar. In 10 minutes I gave a lot of references and hit the more important articles that have been published.
No one gets 100% positive reviews but we sure try to make sure all of our patients’ questions and concerns are addressed before, during, and after their PRP and stem cell procedures. If you are looking for a board certified specialized orthopedic surgeon to give you an honest opinion about how you may benefit from PRP or stem cells instead of surgery (or sometimes in conjunction with surgery)please give us a call.
We still have about 8 seats open tonight! Come learn about the current best practices and indications for stem cell and PRP use in orthopedics.
15 minutes of bone marrow and bone marrow concentrate basic science review. The 9th Annual Orthobiologic Meeting is in session in Las Vegas right now and has already packed a lot into the first day. Yesterday I had a chance to review some bone marrow basic science. I reviewed work in this field by authors Matt Murphy, PhD, Katy Moncivais, Arnold Caplan, MD, Lisa Fortier, DVM, Linda Cassanom John Kennedy MD and others.
This case study is a 47 year old woman with years of knee pain from arthritis. She has had 2 prior surgeries and multiple steroid shots from other clinicians. We decided to use her own stem cells from her bone marrow….concentrate them…and inject them into the areas around her knee where she needs cartilage and bone marrow support.
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.