We have been inundated with the fear of Ebola infections; the media has treated this as if each posting is to be a sensational headline in the National Inquirer. If the truth be told, your chance of acquiring an Ebola infection here in the US is about as likely as my winning the mega jackpot in the lottery. Fear Strikes Out was a marvelous film from the 50’s about a ball player overcoming mental disease; caution, you are being given mental disease by the sensationalism regarding Ebola and will succumb if not careful. What you should really be frightened about are hospital acquired infections. It has been estimated that in excess of one million MRSA infections take place in the US each year with in excess of 100,000 deaths. That doesn’t include the community acquired MRSA infections estimated last year at an additional 14%. The cost of Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus infection last year exceeded 45 Billion Dollars Now what about C-Diff infections superimposed on those receiving antibiotics for hospital acquired infections, over 14,000 deaths last year according to governmental sources?

Regenexx published a study earlier this year in which not one single deep infection could be attributed to the minimally invasive methodology associated with a stem cell or similar cellular orthopedic procedure. In my practice, not only have I not recorded a deep infection, there hasn’t even been a superficial one reported. That’s not to say it may not happen in the future as I deal with Diabetics from time to time and patients with other immunosuppressive disorders; but I haven’t seen an infection yet in what is now approaching 400 procedures. I perform Bone Marrow Concentrate/ Stem Cell and related Cellular Orthopedic-Regenerative interventions in a surgi-center with all fluid manipulations in a sterile environment and under a sterile hood with a fully gowned RN. A joint replacement carries with a known infection rate. That incidence no longer is accurately recorded as the patient is promptly discharged from the hospital and the subsequent readmission for infection is not reported as associated with the recent joint replacement surgery

I have posted my results of Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate /Stem Cell interventions in this Blog on many occasions and compared the 18 month results to those of a knee replacement noting a lot more activity and recreational pursuits in the Cellular Orthopedic recipient group being realized. When a patient has advanced arthritis, a joint replacement is the treatment of choice. For those who want to continue or return to the highest possible age related profile, why not consider a stem cell procedure?

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