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There are 3 comments on POV: Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics Pose Real Threat

  1. Ever since the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, the government (and others including industry, academia, etc.) has mishandled various aspects re: stem cell controversy by not considering long-term consequences, which is a mess. I have no solution except to advise all to learn from history.

  2. I perform regenerative injection therapies using PRP, Adipose derived SVF, bone marrow and amniotic membrane all for different indications including tendinosis, ligamentous laxity, labral and meniscal tears, as well as Osteoarthritis. I use ultrasound to diagnose, treat (guided injections) and monitor progress. These injections work if you know how to apply them and have a strong understanding of the biomechanics and pathophysiology of the disorder. I have attempted publish studies demonstrating the regrowth of a complete ACL tear using amniotic membrane and a complete distal semimembranosus tear with 4cm retraction with adipose derived stem cells/scaffolding. These have been rejected due to being too extreme. My website has the before and after MRI to prove the ACL.

    My colleagues at Mayo Clinic are doing these injections as well even if they are not promoting it.

    The idea that somehow what I do is not based on fact is absurd. I invite you to come take a look at the future of medicine. It doesn’t come from a patentable stem cell, which is much more likely to have adverse reactions; it comes from the patient’s body. The only reason there is critique of the field or regenerative medicine is big pharma feels challenged by doctors like myself that cut them out of the practice of medicine. All I can say is, get used to it. We aren’t going away and proof will continue to accumulate.

    1. Thank you for the work you do, I have experienced first hand the benefit of these treatments and truly hope research and clinical practice of them will continue in the future

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