Renowned Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews from Birmingham Alabama was featured in ESPN the Magazine regarding his usage of Bone marrow derived stem cells. The article explains that this particular form of cell therapy is from the same patient and is re-injected same day. Dr Andrews feels that Regenerative Medicine will become common practice to repair worn out joints. Dr Andrews has treated perhaps more elite professional athletes than any other current physician in the united states. His endorsement of Biologic medicine goes a long way. However of note he emphasizes that we are neophytes and that clinical trials are needed to better understand this therapy.
At the Orthohealing Center we are performing Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) & PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Injections. This same day injection is offering hope to fill the large void between conservative treatments that often fail and surgery that may restrict sport and function.