Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:51 am
“Stem Cells working great. 4 days of skiing and 90,000 vertical feet already. Knees only slightly swollen. Using the new braces seems to really help. Last 4 to 5 runs of the day, it is very hard to get in and out of the heli-knees very sore by then. Hard to get up from a fall (so skiing carefully so as not to fall anymore). Pure powder last 2 days, so skiing itself has been easy. Biking every morning and after skiing, using Voltaren 2x’s/day, hot tub and ice-water on legs 3x’s after skiing and knee massage every day. Gary made his 3 million suit on Tuesday, and I missed mine yesterday by just 90 feet!! Huge Day of skiing yesterday-everyone exhausted. Skiing a half day today. Will see about tomorrow (only if all powder)”
This report was sent by a friend and patient who is helicopter skiing with CMH in British Columbia this week. I had originally planned to join the trip but work load prevented me. The skier-writer of the message had been unable to ski any longer until I completed a Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate/Stem cell intervention to his right knee two years ago; and for the left, last year. He is 70 years of age
Dwight Howard returns to Houston in time for NBA playoffs
In February, The Houston Rockets star center was sidelined by knee pain for which he underwent a Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate/Stem cell intervention. As I wasn’t his treating physician, I am not familiar with the details of his diagnosis, but suffice it to say from what I have gleaned from ESPN on the internet, it was cartilaginous damage with continued pain and inflammation. Last week, he returned to action and will be very much part of the Rockets quest for an NBA championship.
The Anti-Aging Movement Continues to Rise
By Terry Stanton
From the April, 2015 edition of AAOS Now/Clinical News and Views.
“During an Annual Meeting Symposium on considerations in treating the aging athletic patient, a panel of surgeons covered both injuries and treatment for “weekend warriors” and the science of aging.” I enjoyed the article in that it once again underscores how Regenexx is ahead of the pack with non operative, minimally invasive interventions with a needle for those sports injuries and the arthritic progression that alters function. The article cited above concludes “Field though legitimate, lacks science to support health benefits of treatment”. That this is partially true was emphasized by a patient from Hong Kong this week who had written me to tell me all the promises she had found while surfing the internet to seek non surgical options for her recently torn ACL. Her experience underscores the need for the Aging Athlete to ask the question: “show me your evidence”. There is only one Regenerative Medical Network that has the Data based on which your questions may be truthfully answered. It is called Regenexx and I am not only a part of, but a contributor to their scientific Outcomes process.
Tags: ACL Injury, arthritis, athletes, Benefits and Risk, Bone Marrow Concentrate, Hip Replacement, Interventional Orthopedics, joint replacement, Knee, Knee Pain Relief, Mature Athlete, medicine, Orthopedic Care, Orthopedics, Osteoarthritis, Pain Management, Pilot Study, Regenexx, stem cells, treatment