On The Snow recently published this excellent article, showing that skiers are increasingly turning to Regenexx Stem Cell procedures to treat ACL injuries.
I entered the room where a Halloween-prop-sized needle was being cored down into the patient’s hip still skeptical that this procedure was “comfortable” and “painless” as I had read. But, after carrying on a conversation with the patient—who was, admittedly, doing much better than I at that moment, chatting calmly about feeling only pressure as the needle filled with blood—I exited the room a believer.
Dr. Friedlis, of StemCell ARTS, joins host Dr.Kevin Passero on the Essentials of Healthy Living radio show to discuss how your body’s own stems cells and platelets can be used to treat arthritis and other musculoskeletal injuries.
As Regenexx Network Physicians, we’re part of the only stem cell treatment network to publish this type of analysis of patient outcome data. The analysis is made possible thanks to the massive numbers that have been accumulating for years in the Regenexx patient registry.
This patient outcome data is not part of a controlled trial. Every patient becomes part of a registry to track outcomes and any complications. This data is a compilation of patient input to the Regenexx Patient Registry at regular intervals following their Regenexx Procedure.
A nice article was recently published at snocountry.com, questioning whether stem cell treatments for the ACL are a “quantum shift” in medicine. Stem cell therapy has shown promising results when compared to traditional surgeries for non-retracted ACL tears and injuries. We are proud to be on the leading edge of these new treatments and articles like these will become more commonplace as athletes become more aware of less invasive alternatives to heal common injuries.
Bob Wislow, 68; Bruce Snyder, 42; and Jacob Gillis, 19, all sought an alternative to surgery that enabled them to regain their high level of activity and remain pain free.
Snyder is a runner, cyclist, and weekend warrior, who tore his meniscus playing soccer. Colorado University student Jacob Gillis, 19, was skiing last spring when he landed awkwardly and heard a “pop” in his knee. An MRI of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) showed a partial tear.
Increasing your sugar may have a bad effect on your health. Dr. Mayo Friedlis, with National Spine and Pain Centers and StemCell ARTS, joined MYFOX5DC with advice on managing one’s sugar intake and the long-term effect of sugar on one’s joints.
To read more about the actual study that was the subject of this news story, click here
WUSA TV News recently featured Dr. Mayo Friedlis in a segment focused on Stem Cell Therapy for damaged and arthritic joints. The story looks at the return to an active lifestyle of a StemCell ARTS patient who underwent stem cell therapy for knee problems following arthroscopic surgery and physical therapy. Dr. Mayo Friedlis of StemCell ARTS also discusses the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures and the science behind stem cell therapy.
Members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) attended along with area athletic trainers, physical therapists and sports medicine-oriented healthcare providers, Dr. Wagner discussed how stem cells and platelets promote better healing of injured tissues, what types of injuries can be effectively treated with stem cell and platelet injections, and outlined which patients are good and bad candidates for Regenerative Medicine techniques. These techniques are performed at Stem Cell Arts (www.stemcellarts.com) in Fairfax, Virginia by Mayo Friedlis, MD, Robert Wagner, MD and Rodney Dade, MD.
Other speakers at the conference included: Seminar 2013 Faculty-Annual Sports Medicine Symposium Program Director, Sameer Nagda, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic [Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Team Physician Potomac Nationals Baseball Team]; George C. Branche, III, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic [Sports Medicine Consultant, Walter Reed Army, Medical Center; Clinical Preceptor, Physician Assistant Program, The George Washington University; Clinical Assistant Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Consultant, ATP Tennis Tour]; J. Greg Bennett, PT, DSc, MS Adjunct Faculty, Orthopaedics and Sports Rehabilitation, Marymount University School of Physical Therapy; President, Excel Physical Therapy; Wiemi Douoguih, MD Orthopedic Surgeon, Director of Sports Medicine for MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Medical Director – Washington Nationals Baseball Team (MLB); Cassie Gyuricza Root, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon/Hand Specialist Nirschl Orthopaedic Center; Stephen Saddler, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic; Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Potomac Nationals Baseball Team; Robert H. Wagner, MD Pain Management Specialist Expert in PRP and Prolotherapy National Spine & Pain Center; Brent Wiesel, MD, Chief of Shoulder Surgery, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Our Dr. Robert Wagner was recently interviewed on WMAL Radio, where he discussed the causes, diagnosis and treatment of common overuse conditions such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and other non-sports related scenarios that lead to painful joints. He also explains some of the common treatments that we use for these conditions, such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy.