It has been an exceedingly busy these last two weeks in our practice as more and more patients are expressing interest in Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate derived Stem Cells for their arthritic joints. With several assistants on summer vacation and with the increasingly number of new patients, I actually didn’t have the time last week to post a Blog. I am amazed by how many patients read my Blog for updates in Cellular Orthopedics. Make no mistake, Regenerative Medicine is dynamic and improvement in technique, new methodologies and additions to our service line are ongoing. I have an continual exchange of information with Regenexx to make sure my cellular orthopedic offerings are in keeping with all new scientific developments.
The challenge is to continue to meet the needs of all new and returning patients to the best of my ability. There are some patients who have improved since their Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Stem Cell intervention but not to the degree either patient or this orthopedist would like. To those patients, my advice is to come in, be re-evaluated and explore with me those options available to improve the long term results of your stem cell procedure. There in addition has been a population of patients for whom, heretofore. I had nothing to offer. Their arthritis was either too far advanced or their co-morbidities and medication dependency made it very unlikely that stem cells would help. To this latter population of patients, I am happy to announce, we now have a very effective treatment alternative. Let me give you an example. A 71 year old woman had experienced progressive impairment from an arthritic left knee. She had had no long term relief from multiple cortisone injections or two series of Visco-supplementation injections. Her knee was continually swollen and painful with limited motion. She had given up golf and planned to give up bowling this fall. I saw her this past Friday, eight weeks after a concentrated Platelet Lysate intervention. I discovered that she had returned to golf two weeks ago, she no longer limped, she no longer had a painful swollen knee, and she had registered for the fall bowling league in her neighborhood.
Labor Day marks the end of summer vacation but the time to start thinking of new and increasing activities; travel, cycling, skiing fall fishing, etc. One last thought to share, while Cellular Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine is not covered by insurance indemnification, the monies you invest in your well-being does apply to your insurance deductable. To learn more check out the Blog Archives or call and come on in for a consultation