September 2017 – Dr. Wade McKenna

Fall Is In the Air

With the changing season, many of us have football on the brain. Football and fall(s) seem to go hand-in-hand. And with football, injuries unfortunately do take place. As with any sport, the risk of injury is prevalent, but there are precautions and treatments if injury happens.


Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics that focuses on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered during athletic activity. Here at McKenna Orthopedics, the goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate the injury so patients can return to their favorite activities quickly, whether it’s Little League, recreational play or a high school, college or professional sport.


Because of the frequent use, wear-and-tear and risk of a fall or accident associated with sports activities, athletes are often susceptible to orthopedic injuries, including a stress fracture, chronic pain, or a tearing or stretching or internal structures. Different activities place different areas at a higher risk for damage, so it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself while playing sports. Treatment for these conditions may involve surgery, orthotics, physical therapy and rest.


We offer a variety of treatments if you or your athlete is suffering from an injury. Contact us today to learn more about our treatments.

The Shoulder Bone’s Connected to the Neck Bone

Everything is the body in interconnected. Isn’t it amazing how if one thing is out of whack, the rest of the body suffers? Have you ever stubbed your toe so badly that it was then hard to walk? One little toe can wreak havoc on the state of the rest of your body.


Here at McKenna Orthopedics, we believe in getting you up and running so you can live your best life. Whether its your toe or your back, we want to help.’


We offer a pleathora of options and procedures, so you can be confident in your treatment plan. Dr. Wade McKenna has performed over 20,000 surgeries, and with his expertise and innovation, we are hopeful that you will experience healing.


You may be experiencing knee pain or shoulder pain. Maybe your back pain has become unmanageable. Whatever stage in life you are in, we want to be in your mind as the best place to come to receive the treatment you deserve.


At McKenna Orthopedics, we offer solutions both surgical, and non-surgical that will get you back into the game, faster and with great results.


We would love to connect with you, and start the conversation so you can get back to doing life, and living out your best days.



The Top 5 Questions About Treatment at McKenna Orthopedics

Q.  Why should I choose McKenna Orthopedics over another clinic?

A.  At McKenna Orthopedics, we take pride in serving our patients with care, compassion and unique procedures to get you back in the game of life quickly, and with less discomfort. Dr. Wade McKenna has performed over 20,000 surgeries and procedures, so you can be confident that you are in good hands.


Q. What is the biggest advantage of undergoing a Stemnexa-Rx™ treatment?

A.  The biggest advantage of non-surgical Stemnexa procedure is, under the right circumstances, avoiding surgery. Many of our patients get back to the activities they love within a matter of months, and they avoid going under the knife.


Q.  How can stem cell therapy help me and my current condition?

A.  Many patients that have aches, whether it be the elbow or the knee, can benefit from a procedure using Stemnexa. Cell therapy helps to revascularize, which is a big word for allowing oxygen to reach the tissues, which can then reduce inflammation, prevent cell death. It can actually help the damaged tissue repair itself.


Q.  Will I need surgery or can I just use stem cell therapy to help me feel better?

A.  At McKenna Orthopedics, we will review your history, review any MRIs, and talk with you in person. We strive to perform the least invasive and effective procedure that we can, because that means that you feel better sooner rather than later.


Q.  If I do need surgery, do you use stem cells too?

A.  It depends, but we certainly try to incorporate Stemnexa-Sx™ when we can. Using a biologic like Stemnexa can allow the patient a faster recovery as well as reduction in complications and infection.


Want to learn more? Feel free to reach out to us. We would love to continue the conversation with any more questions you have. We look forward to connecting.

The Backbone of Our Clinic

Here at McKenna Orthopedics, we strive to innovate so you, the patient, can receive top-notch care and excellent results. While we offer a breadth of services, surgeries and treatments, the backbone of our clinic focuses on stem cell therapy.


Stem cells are these remarkable biologics that can aid and speed up healing in our patients. With positive result after positive result, and we can claim that this technology is worth looking into.


In a study published in 2015, entitled the “Percutaneous injection of autologous bone marrow concentrate significantly reduces lumbar discogenic pain through 12 months” patients who experienced back pain were injected with their own bone marrow. This is called BMAC, or bone marrow aspirate concentrate. After twelve months, these patients’ back pain dropped significantly.


What is amazing about our own cells, is that they contain what is called mesendchymal stem cells, and they have been proven to promote tissue growth as well as an increase blood supply to new or damaged tissue. So by using your own cells, you can be on the path to recovery.


Dr. Wade McKenna has performed thousands of surgeries and procedures, and is confident in getting you the best results. Whether you suffer back pain, joint pain, neck pain, knee or elbow pain, our goal here at McKenna Orthopedics is to get you back up and running, because we all know that you are the backbone of your family.


Contact us today to learn more about our life-giving procedures.