World’s First Regenerative Medicine injection under Direct Visualization with Needle Arthroscope

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First Arthroscopic Regenerative Medicine Injection…  We are proud to announce what we understand to be the world’s first injection of regenerative therapies into a knee ACL under direct visualization through a needle arthroscope. This marks another significant step in offering our patients knee acl surgery alternatives. Also, in keeping with our orthopedics 2.0 philosophy, we continue to push the limits of what’s possible through a needle. In this case we were looking through a needle (needle arthroscope) while another needle came from the other side of the knee and was directed into the ACL. The goal is to improve patient outcomes, as this patient’s MRI suggested there may be no intact ACL fibers, but direct visualization of the ACL under needle arthroscopy showed that while the ACL was loose, it was intact. Our goal now is to tighten the ligament without surgery and specifically avoid ripping out perfectly viable ACL fibers. We’ve had very good experience with tightening ACL ligaments without the need for surgery because of our ability to use various imaging technologies to ensure we’re directly in the ligament. I just posted on a grade 3 knee ACL ligament that shows good repair after the injection of the patient’s own stem cells into the ligament. The upshot? Our goal is nothing less than re-inventing orthopedic care so that more and more procedures can be performed through a needle with minimal downtime.

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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