I recently received a “Cease and Desist” letter from the attorneys for Zimmer because I used the term “subchondroplasty” in a lecture presentation and on Dallas PRP and Stem Cell’s web site . Zimmer has a trademark on the term “subchondroplasty” which they market as a specific procedure where bone cement is put into a bone lesion…it is not a regenerative medicine procedure and obviously a non-anatomic procedure.
Sadly,not true. At least not the way it is presented to people at seminars as a sales tactic to separate people from their hard earned money. A simple 5 degree xray tilt will make an xray change to look as if new cartilage has grown….that is what these clinics and people are showing potential patients who are interested in regenerative medicine procedures….and these clinics usually compound the deceit by telling patients they can get living stem cells from amniotic fluid or umbilical cord blood.
Our patient wanted to share her story…..she is only 4 months after her in office bone marrow derived stem cell procedure that took 1 hour. She is 2 months after a PRP injection we did into the same knee to give her a better result. Now? 90%+ better and doing things without pain that she had not been able to do for years. In her words.
Here is a case study using PRP to help a NCAA college football player with a quadriceps muscle disruption. The procedure is done in the office in about 30min. Hopefully it gets him back in the game faster!
Block an artery to decrease knee arthritis pain?? I am just not convinced that a patient with knee arthritis should be advised to have their geniculate artery clotted (embolized) in an interventional radiology suite…with an expected 6 months of partial pain relief. This write up discusses a very small pilot study with no statistical significance….but my question is whether we should even be pursuing this idea when we have an alternative that is autologous, safe, and can be done at a lower cost in the doctor’s office, and lasts 9-12 months…….PRP!
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.