Dr Steven Sampson’s patient, an Olympic athlete, featured in international symposium for Bone Marrow Concentration (BMC) procedure for ankle pain

Feb 14

Dr Steven Sampson’s patient, an Olympic athlete, featured in international symposium for Bone Marrow Concentration (BMC) procedure for ankle pain

We are excited to announce that our successful collaboration with Dr Chris Vincent at Altus and Dr Christopher Garcia of the Sports Division US Olympic Committee resulted in a formal presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting San Diego 2013.

The patient, an elite Olympic pole vaulter, suffered with severe ankle osteoarthritis with a bone lesion. She had failed all other treatment options currently available, including three (3) surgeries and many injections. She had consulted with leading doctors around the globe, was discouraged and considered retirement.

Surprisingly after a single Bone Marrow Concentrate Procedure, she was training without limitation and participated in the Olympic trials.

While most of the patients treated at the Orthohealing center are in fact not professional athletes, this story inspires us all. Biologic based treatments like same day Bone Marrow Concentration (BMC) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are offering new alternatives when patients were previously told, “just live with the pain” or “there are no options.” More formal trials are needed to better understand who the ideal candidates for cell based therapies.

Follow her personal story here as she continues to train in hopes of Olympic gold.

For the latest in regenerative therapy research and clinical experience, plus networking with field leaders, attend The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI) 4th Annual PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium, June 7-8, 2013 in Los Angeles. Details and registration at www.prpseminar.com

 

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