This is an MRI of a 40 year old white female who returned to full function without pain at her six month follow up.
The image on the left shows the ACL in between these yellow triangles is totally blown out. It should be nice and dark. In fact it should look like the image on the after image - a nice dark band going diagonally. No surgery was performed on this patient. This was the result of a precise injection of her own stem cells directly into that ACL.
ACL Tear Injuries
These are examples of patients who instead of having ACL reconstruction surgery chose to have a precise injection of their own stem cells into the ACL.
These are examples of patients who instead of having a meniscoctomy chose to have a precise injection of their own stem cells into the meniscus.
37 year old white male. Before image is 5 months post first MSC transplant. After is 3 months post 2nd MSC transplant.
46 year old white female status post an unsuccessful arthroscopic debridement where a large 3cm by 4 cm osteochondral defect on the medial femur was discovered. Treated with percutaneously implanted autologous mesenchymal stem cells at 1.5 years after surgery. Returned to full functional activities.
51 year old white female status post unsuccessful micro-fracture for large osteochondral defect. Patient was unable to return to many activities after micro-fracture and as a result, underwent percutaneous, autologous, mesenchymal stem cell implant. She returned to full activities with this knee.
Elderly white female with severe OA and knee AVN treated with a precise injection of her own stem cells into the lesion using fluoroscopy.