After injuring his knee in his early 20s, Chad finally was fed up as he neared his 40s. He realized that he was having knee pain, including swelling, and after Dr. McKenna performed an MRI, it was discovered that Chad no longer had an ACL.
Chad actually worked at the facility where Dr. McKenna performs his surgeries, and had watched thousands of surgeries performed under McKenna’s care. He finally brought it up to Dr. McKenna, and wanted to talk about options for his two-decade old injury.
As an avid bowler, Chad was able to get back to the bowling alley thirty days after his ACL surgery. Thirty days. Let that sink it.
Dr. McKenna utilizes bone marrow harvested from the patient to aid in the healing and recovery of the injury. In Chad’s case, his marrow was harvested and injected into his knee to speed up his recovery immensely. With virtually no pain during his recovery, he was able to back to knocking down pins faster than he ever thought possible. With using harvested bone marrow, the down time between surgery and getting life back on track, is sped up significantly. Chad didn’t even need to undergo physical therapy. The incredible structure of our own bone marrow, is that in contains what is called mesendchymal stem cells, and they promote tissue growth as well as an increase blood supply to new or damaged tissue. So by using your own bone marrow, recovery is closer in reach.
To see Chad’s entire story, you can view it here.
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