If you read this blog, you know that many providers play games with the term “stem cell.” They use dead amniotic or cord blood products and claim it’s a live stem cell procedure. Or they use products like Lipogems (a fat-processing kit) and claim that’s a stem cell procedure, even though there aren’t many free and available stem cells in these procedures either. In looking through Anne’s records this morning, the same thing happened to her.
Realize that, as shown above in the video, each procedure Anne had done was a one- to two-hour precise image-guided injection. Meaning, you can see just how complex it is to place stem cells into the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) of the knee. Anne had many different joints, ligaments, tendons, and spinal levels injected, all with the same procedure complexity.
What Anne didn’t have was a nurse in a chiro office taking five minutes to inject dead amniotic tissue into her knee. She also didn’t have an orthopedic surgeon who doesn’t know what he or she doesn’t know blindly injecting cord blood into her knee. In this case, the surgeon thinks he or she is injecting live stem cells but is, in fact, only injecting dead tissue. You get the idea. What Anne had was night and day different from what most providers call “stem cell therapy.” In fact, only a handful of providers worldwide would have the expertise to perform the procedures Dr. Markel offered.
“Anne P. reviewed Centeno-Schultz Clinic — 5 star
So grateful. Pain is gone and I am off the NSAID dependency…today I hiked almost 5 miles of NC trails. Last year a torn meniscus and PCL not to mention 9 herniated discs and ankle ligament and bone lesions prevented even “down the block” walks. Now no more synovial cysts and my under patella pain from arthritis has disappeared w the A2M shot in April. Thank you, Dr. Markle and the CS Clinic! You have saved my happiness. I can travel the world again instead of housebound.”
The upshot? I’m so glad that Anne is doing better and can now travel the world. While she had gotten some help with lower-level therapies, like prolotherapy, PRP, and a simple fat graft (erroneously billed as a “stem cell” procedure), she needed actual advanced platelet and stem cell procedures to get her back to being a world traveler and hiker!
About the Author
Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. is an international expert and specialist in regenerative medicine and the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopedics. He is board certified in physical medicine as well as rehabilitation and in pain management through The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.…