Professional Race Car Driver, Martín Fuentes, Regenexx’s Story – Spanish Language Version
Martin was first seen after injuring his knee meniscus while jumping. Given our policy of treating the whole person, we also noted that his low back had problems as well—likely a part of the reason he developed knee issues. His MRI showed a tear of the posterior-medial part of the meniscus and a sprain of one of the hamstrings tendons that feeds into the meniscus. He also had disc bulges in his low back, so we used ultra-precise injections of Martin’s own stem cells into the meniscus tears as well as image-guided low back injections of his growth factors isolated from his blood platelets (our fourth-generation platelet lysate).
He’s now back to running big mileage and leading the series in points for Ferrari! All without any surgery. In addition, for someone like Martin, his recovery was minimal compared to surgery, so he was able to get back to driving and working out much more quickly.
Martin is a great example of how it’s time to replace an outdated concept of operating on the knee meniscus with precise image-guided stem cells derived from the patient’s own body. He’s also an example of how we strive to treat the whole patient—not just the knee.