The Thrill of Yesteryear Powered by Orthobiologics
On Saturday, my wife, oldest son, granddaughter, and I returned from a six-day ski trip to Vail Colorado. I skied five out of five days. While avoiding moguls and the advanced expert runs, I humbly admit that on fresh powder, I became ageless. There is nothing more invigorating than returning to “the thrilling days of yesteryear”, letting yourself enjoy the Rocky Mountain High with family, and throwing caution to the wind on fresh powder.
My preparation has been ongoing as training and physical fitness are part of my daily lifestyle. Nevertheless, the cumulative and repetitive injuries over the years have taken a toll and I have fairly advanced osteoarthritis of both knees. About three weeks before we departed to Vail, I underwent a Growth Factor/Stem Cell intervention into both of my knees. There is little, if any, possibility of cartilage regeneration at my age but that injected, derived by filtering and processing my own blood, is a very successful way to control the inflammation in the osteoarthritic joint. While still a relatively recent introduction into the realm of Orthobiologics, the Growth Factor/Stem Cell approach, hopefully will enable me to keep up a high level of performance for several years before repeating the process.
As I look ahead, the weather forecast is for increasing temperatures so that my fancy turns to fly fishing and cycling. While there still may be a late-season repeat ski trip this year, my focus will turn to wading up a trout stream in the driftless area of Wisconsin with a fly rod in hand and those outdoor cycling adventures. While all this is ongoing, I am in continued communication with Personalized Stem Cells Inc., those responsible for the recently completed first FDA overseen clinical trial using adipose-derived stem cells for the arthritic knee joint.
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