orthoadmin – 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.

 

Your Best Wrist Forward

Your Best Wrist Forward

 

Recently we have delved into the various functions of the body including the shoulder and the knee. The wrist, though a smaller part of the body, is intricate and in need of care and attention. The wrist is made up of several small bones, eight to be exact, known as carpals. Those bones support a tubal structure that runs through your wrist. That tube is called the carpal tunnel, and it has tendons and a nerve inside. It is covered by a ligament, which holds it in place.

Wrist pain is extremely common. Repetitive motion can damage your wrist. Typing, tennis, knitting can cause pain, or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist pain that involves bruising and swelling can be a sign of injury. The signs of a possible fracture include misshapen joints and inability to move your wrist. Some wrist fractures are a result of osteoporosis.

Other common causes of wrist or hand pain are sprains and strains, tendonitis, arthritis, gout and pseudo-gout.

If you suffer from chronic or acute wrist or hand pain due to arthritis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or injury, then you may benefit from physical therapy, traditional orthopedic care, non-surgical stem cell injections or even stem cell-enhanced surgery.

At McKenna Orthopedics, we specialize in treating wrist discomfort, carpal tunnel syndrome, stem cell injections and surgery.

At McKenna Orthopedics we are augmenting BMAC with a proprietary, pliable tissue allograft (transplant) derived from human stem cells (donated from the amniotic tissue from a live birth), which functions as a biologic structural matrix to accelerate and enhance tissue healing and repair. It contains 108 different growth factors including more than 10 times the amount of WNT-4 and more than 60 times the amount of prostaglandin as competing products.

Prostaglandin inhibits inflammation, which occurs after injury and marks the beginning of the healing process. The faster we can tame this inflammation, the sooner the body can move on to the next phase of healing, regeneration.

To get in touch with Dr. McKenna, contact us at info@drwademckenna.com.

We’ve Got Your Back

The backbone is important. Sayings have derived over the years that include the notion of “the backbone” of the society, or “the backbone” the family. Why would this be? It’s probably because the backbone, also known as the spine is so important for the body to function.

 

Suffering doesn’t have to be a lifetime sentence. If you are dealing with chronic back pain from herniated or bulging disc, pinched nerve, or lumbar injury, we can step in and take the reigns. Here at McKenna Orthopedics, we have the expertise to get you healthy again. We know you are the backbone to someone, and we have the solutions to get you back to your best.

 

Traditional surgery may be the solution for you, depending on the severity of your injury or pain. Our board-certified surgeons have treated thousands of patients with excellent results. If going under the knife feels extreme, another option is using stem cell technology to help heal quickly, without the downtime of traditional surgery.

 

How can stem cells help my lower back pain?

A 2015 study published  in the scientific journal, Stem Cells, reported that patients suffering from chronic back pain due to degenerative disc disease who were treated by injections of their own bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) into the lumbar discs experienced noteworthy pain reduction one year after treatment.

 

Improvement in pain scores and impairment was demonstrated in 21 of 26 patients, with the most dramatic improvement in patients with higher CFU-F concentrations. Rehydration of the discs in eight of twenty patients according to MRI in conjunction with sustained pain relief through one year is promising for the use of this regenerative medicine approach.

 

At McKenna Orthopedics, we utilize tried and true techniques, but also incorporate new technologies, such as stem cell therapy, to bring our care to the next level. We strive to create healthy and beneficial results for our patients, because we know how important your mobilization is.

 

To schedule your appointment today, contact us at info@drwademckenna.com.

 

Ankles and Injuries: How We Can Help

Our bodies are fascinating, and so full of life, but sometimes injuries or age slows us down. Take our ankles. The ankle joins the foot and leg, and the inner bone, the tibia also known as the shinbone, supports most of the weight of your body. So you can say the ankle is pretty important for our mobility.

At McKenna Orthopedics, Dr. Wade McKenna has published a case study on CellR4 Repair, Replacement, Regeneration & Reprogramming on treating severe chronic Achilles tendon injury using bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), which contains several types of stem cells known to rebuild tissue. After ten weeks ultrasound-guided injections into the tendon, MRI imaging confirmed significant healing. At 32 weeks, MRI images showed that the tendon was almost completely healed.

The study focused on 27 patients that underwent surgery augmented with bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC). Out of this group of patients 25 returned to their sport after six months post-treatment. Patients were walking without a boot in two months and were able to participate in light activity at around three months. This group of patients saw excellent results, which included no re-ruptures and early mobilization.

At McKenna Orthopedics, we are augmenting BMAC with a proprietary, pliable tissue allograft (transplant) derived from human placental amnion, which functions as a biologic structural matrix to facilitate and enhance tissue healing and repair. It contains 108 different growth factors including more than 10 times the amount of WNT-4 and more than 60 times the amount of prostaglandin as competing products.

Prostaglandin inhibits inflammation, which occurs after injury and marks the beginning of the healing process. The faster we can tame this inflammation, the sooner the body can move on to the next phase of healing, regeneration. WNT4 is arguably the single most important molecule required for wound healing.

To learn more or schedule your appointment, contact us info@drwademckenna.com.

 

Give the Cold Shoulder To Pain

The power of the human body is quite amazing. Take this 10-year study that focused on rotator cuffs where doctors looked to repair 90 injured patients. Half of the patients received their own concentrated bone marrow in their shoulder, and half did not. So what happened?

  • The half who received their own concentrated bone marrow recovered significantly better than those who did not. After six months, and astounding 100% of the patients who receive bone marrow injections were healed completely, while 67%  of those who did not, still had pain.
  • Ten years after the treatment 87% of the patients in the bone marrow group still had intact rotator cuffs compared to 44% in the other group.
  • MRI imaging revealed that the rotator cuffs of patients treated with stem cells were much thicker that those who did not receive any stem cells (their bone marrow).

Pretty nifty science, huh?

At McKenna Orthopedics, we use what is called the Bio-MAC® Bone Marrow Aspiration Cannula which harnesses the latest scientific innovation in safe bone marrow harvesting. This revolutionary new system for obtaining one’s own stem cells is safer and less painful for the patient than conventional bone marrow harvesting procedures.

A leading feature of the Bio-MAC is the mild insertion process. This procedure minimizes the potential for bruising and pain from other processes of bone marrow harvesting.

At McKenna Orthopedics, we specialize in these innovative procedures, so you can get back to doing what you love most.

So what shoulder conditions do we specialize in? Pretty much everything under the sun. Here is the list.

Common shoulder conditions treated at McKenna Orthopedics:

If your shoulder condition is not listed, please contact us to see if you are a candidate.

  • Arthritis
  • Biceps tendon tear
  • Bone fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic glenohumeral ligament sprains
  • Labral tears or degeneration
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tendonitis

Warm up that shoulder, and let’s connect! Reach out to us at info@drwademckenna.com.

You Need Your Knees

Did you ever know just how important your knees are? The knees act like a hinge, and provide steadiness and strength to support the entire body. That’s right, the entire body. Your knees serve as a critical function for standing, walking and running of course, and the fun-filled motions like dancing, jumping, twirling and turning.

When a knee (or knees) give out, it can affect your entire body, even your entire wellbeing. It may affect your ability to perform sports, or even basic functions like standing up from your favorite chair or walking outside to get the mail.

 

Knee replacement surgery is of course an option, and a really good option to get up and running (or walking) again. Dallas-based board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Wade McKenna has performed over 20,000 surgeries, so he is more than qualified to make any repairs to your precious knees. But what if there was a quicker way to heal without a complete knee overhaul?

 

One of the breakthrough technologies that Dr. McKenna specializes in is called Stemnexa. Stemnexa combines a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells with amniotic tissue (donated from a mother after a live birth) to treat bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and cartilage injury in the knee. The amniotic tissue that Dr. McKenna uses in the procedure is composed of collagens and other proteins, which provide solution that supports both tissue growth and new collagen production during tissue regeneration and repair process. Though it sounds technical, the bottom line is that this procedure works, and patients have had amazing results from this relatively not invasive method.

 

Not sure what the next option is? We are here to help. If you are suffering with pain or discomfort, we would love to help ease your aches. If you are interested in either traditional surgery or learning more on how Stemnexa can benefit you, contact us today at info@drwademckenna.com. We are so excited to connect, and get to know you, and your knees better.

 

Knee replacement surgery

Needles or Knives? You Decide.

The cost of surgery goes beyond just the dollars and cents that come out of your pocketbook. Recovery time is a large price to pay when you go under the knife. But what if there was an easier and faster way to heal?

Enter stem cell therapy, Stemnexa. At McKenna Orthopedics, Dr. R. Wade McKenna leads the way to healing non-invasively. Pretty cool, huh?

So how exactly does it work?

Stem cell therapy may look a bit different for each application, but here is the gist.

  • We take human amniotic tissue (donated afterbirth from a mama who has delivered a live healthy baby) and utilize its components to inject the therapy where the patient is having problematic issues.
  • This cell therapy pumps oxygen to the tissue, reduces pesky inflammation all the while, preventing cell death. We want all the alive and well cells we can get, am I right?
  • The actual procedure takes less than your hour-long lunch break, and patients can potentially be on their feet in under a week.
  • Using the Stemnexa technology is the best way to heal quickly, and get back on your feet sooner than if you were to undergo traditional, under the knife surgery.

 

If you are interested or want to learn more about this super space-aged technology, fill out this easy questionnaire to see if you’re a candidate, and someone from our office will get back to you in a timely fashion. We are ready to make the connection, and we care about your health so you can live out your best life.

Still have questions? Feel free to send us a note, and we will be more than happy to get you in the right direction. You can also reach us at 940-627-6976. We understand how important it is to get back into your regular routines, so reach out today.

 

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