Our Fellowship Program
The provider who performed this precise, fluoro guided ACL injection procedure was Ben Newton, our first fellow here at Centeno-Schultz. Right now, we have the world’s only 100% regenerative medicine and orthobioligics focused fellowship. That means that experienced doctors who have completed years of residency training are first vetted based on their skills. Most never get past that step, as most that are interested aren’t qualified. If they do make it pass a skills screen, then they go through a competitive interview process. Finally, if they make it through those gauntlets, they spend a year at our clinic learning interventional orthopedics. Ben made it through with flying colors and then stayed awhile as an attending. He finally ended up with a great group of doctors in our Washington DC affiliate’s clinic and they are lucky to have him.
This Patient’s Story
The MRI Images
His before MRI image is above, showing a full thickness tear in the proximal ACL. His after image is on the right, showing that his acl stem cell procedure result is that this tear has healed. Enough said.
The upshot? The true mark of a game-changing medical procedure is one that can be taught. This procedure is difficult to do and right now, only about 100 US physicians have learned it and are talented enough to have reproducible results. Most of those doctors are on the Regenexx network, but some have been educated through the world’s only course through the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation. In the meantime, if you’re in the DC metro area, you have a hot shot doc who completed our one year fellowship, right there in suburban Virginia!