Healing Another ACL Tear with a Precise Injection of Stem Cells
I love sharing MRIs of patients who never got ACL surgery and who instead got a precise injection of high dose stem cells. This morning’s images are above. This patient is a bit unique in that he’s a specialist physician. Why is that important? Because physicians have been to the proverbial puppet show and have seen the surgical strings. As a result, they often choose not to have surgery.
Most people think that getting ACL surgery is like replacing a tire in their car. The old one is taken out a new one is installed. Good as new! Regrettably, none of this is remotely true.
The new ACL graft is usually taken from somewhere. The spot it’s taken from is weaker. I’ve performed ultrasound examinations on these sites in the hamstring and quadriceps tendon. These sites don’t ever repair themselves, they’re left with parts missing and research backs up that the muscle is weaker.
The new ACL graft also has other problems. First, it has none of the neural hookups to the local nerves, so it lacks the ability to trigger local muscles to protect the knee. Second, it also usually only has one bundle, whereas the ACL you were born with has two. Why is this a big deal? Because the two natural bundles help to stabilize the rotation of the knee joint when pivoting. When the new ACL graft goes in with a single bundle, you lose that natural protection of the joint. Third, the new graft goes in at a steeper angle than the original ligament, again reducing the protection for the joint in front-back situations. So, in summary, your “new” knee after ACL surgery is far inferior to the original equipment.
Read How to Heal Your ACL without surgery like this patient did:. https://www.regenexx.com/healing-another-acl-tear-precise-injection-stem-cells/
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