Reggie Wayne's ACL Tear

Reggie Wayne's ACL Tear

This football season has been plagued with injuries and the list just keeps growing. It’s going to be a particularly hard season for Indianapolis Colts fans. Wide receiver Reggie Wayne has seen and done it all - won a Super Bowl, two AFC titles, had four 100-catch seasons and endured the misery of a 2-14 season in 2011. Recently, Reggie went down, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, on a low, underthrown ball he was coming back to catch. Unfortunately, this is a season ending injury and the team has placed Mr. Wayne on injured reserve, however the all-star wide receiver among many other weekend warriors are excellent candidates for Autologous adipose (fat) – derived stem / stromal cell (AD – SC) therapy.

Autologous adipose (fat) – derived stem / stromal cell (AD – SC) therapy is an effective regenerative treatment used to repair damaged musculoskeletal connective tissue ranging from ligaments, tendons, cartilage, discs, muscles, nerve tissue, bone, etc. It also is involved with tissue regeneration and wound healing. Research has shown that there are many stem cells present in adipose (fat) tissue. The use of high-density platelet rich plasma (HD – PRP) in combination with adipose (fat) derived stem / stromal cells enhances the reproduction of adult stem cells as well as their migration to the damaged tissue area. AD-SC therapy is a same-day therapy that is performed within the office. This means you can come in for the procedure and carry on with your day afterwards with little to no downtime!

The adipose (fat) is harvested usually from the abdominal wall below the umbilicus or inner thigh. Subsequently, the fat is placed in a bidirectional centrifuge resulting in the isolation of adult stem cells. The combination of adipose (fat) stem cells and high-density platelet rich plasma is then deposited to the damaged tissue area. Ultrasound guidance is used to deliver the adipose-derived stem / stromal cells and high-density platelet rich plasma precisely to the site of injury.

If you would like more information about AD-SC therapy, please contact us at our office conveniently located in Howard Beach, NY. At Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation you will work with Dr. Bieber who is an expert in non-surgical orthopedics. He will educate you on the latest in regenerative medicine and other non-surgical treatment options helping you on your road to recovery.

By Benjamin Bieber

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