Neurosurgeon Triathletes

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I‘ve only met one neurosurgeon triathlete, but my guess is that there are more.  We treated then 67 year old Joe Maroon, M.D.’s knee with his own stem cells about a year and a half ago.  He hadn’t run in a triathlon in 5 years and then after treatment went on to complete the Hawaii Ironman. I recieved this e-mail from the 69 year old yesterday.  He gave his permission for me to post it:

Dear Chris,

I want you to know that I completed the Muncie half ironman Endurathon this past weekend despite high winds, thunderstorms during the entire bike and Indiana heat and winds during the walk/run.  I completed it in 7 hours, 31 minutes—4th in my age group.  I must say my knee is somewhat “sore” today (Monday) 4-5 out of 10 but I am walking, able to operate and fully functional.

I don’t think I could have ever done it without your administrations and help.

Thanks again,

Joe

Joseph C. Maroon, M.D.

Professor and Vice Chairman

Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Team Neurosurgeon, The Pittsburgh Steelers

Enough said.  Here are some stories and other posts on Joe:

Pittsburgh Tribune-

UPMC surgeon trains for Ironman

Regenexx Knee Patient finishes the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon

This patient was treated with the Regenexx-C (cultured stem cell injections).

Learn about Regenexx procedures for knee conditions.
Chris Centeno, MD is a specialist in regenerative medicine and the new field of Interventional Orthopedics. Centeno pioneered orthopedic stem cell procedures in 2005 and is responsible for a large amount of the published research on stem cell use for orthopedic applications. View Profile

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