Uncategorized – Dr. Wade McKenna

Patient Travels to Get World-Class Care

Grab your tissues. Terry’s story truly pulls at the heartstrings.

 

Back in 1985, Terry was in a bicycling accident, and both of her legs were injured. She didn’t realize the extent of her injuries, and made due.

 

In 2003, she had her first heart attack, and after the second heart attack, she was down for the count. She utilized stem cell technology for her heart. To get her heart healthy, she started walking, and in doing so, she ripped the cartilage in the tendons in her knee. Terry was wheelchair bound for six months, which was incredibly challenging.

 

Terry is a fighter, and traveled to the Bahamas for an International stem cell conference, where she sought the advice and expertise of a doctor who would take care of her using stem cells. Doctors and scientists gathered for this conference, and enter stage left, Dr. Wade McKenna.

 

Terry was impressed with Dr. McKenna and the results of his patients. Later, Terry approached Dr. McKenna and asked if he could help her out.

 

After the conference, she set up an appointment. She flew from her home in Florida to the Dallas/Fort Worth area to seek help from McKenna Orthopedics.

 

 

The surgery, with use stem cells took place in April, and by June, Terry was up and around. She is now walking five miles a day, riding a motorcycle, and enjoying the fullness of life. She is leaving the wheelchair in the dust, and couldn’t be happier to have both knees fully functional.

 

You must watch Terry’s full story here.

 

Volleyball Star Rises With Stem Cells

Meet Elizabeth. A college volleyball star at the University of Arkansas. Elizabeth suffered a major blowout to her ankle during practice, leaving her tendons and ligaments completely shot. University doctors recommended she undergo surgery, which would put her volleyball career in jeopardy, but there had to be another option.

 

Elizabeth’s father approached Dr. Wade McKenna to see if there were any other options on the table. Dr. McKenna took a look at her MRI scans, and recommended stem cell therapy for her injury to avoid invasive surgery.

 

Dr. McKenna harvested Elizabeth’s own bone marrow to inject into her injured ankle. A major surgery can put one back months and months, while stem cell therapy can put the patient back on their feet within 8-10 weeks.

 

Elizabeth was back on the court ten weeks later with this minimally invasive procedure. With this technology, Elizabeth’s downtime was limited, so she wasn’t set back for too long, and she was able to get back into the game in no time.

 

Elizabeth went on to play two more years of volleyball, proving her strength and ability to overcome a significant injury. She attributes her healing success to the help of Dr. McKenna, and is grateful for the expertise of McKenna Orthopedics.

 

The bottom line? Stem cell therapy allows for a quicker recovery without the lengthy recovery time of traditional surgery. You can see Elizabeth’s full story here.

 

Are you suffering with an injury or other joint pain? Here at McKenna Orthopedics, we can get you back onto your feet, so you can get back onto the court (or the bike, green, or any other game of choice). Your suffering can end, and it can end with minimal down time.

 

Contact us today to learn more.

 

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.

 

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.

Can Stem Cells Regenerate Cartilage?

Knee Treatment at RMI

If you suffer from chronic knee pain due to arthritis or an old injury, or you’ve recently injured your knee meniscus, cartilage or ligaments (ACL, MCL) you may benefit from non-surgical stem cell injections or stem cell-enhanced surgery.

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About the Knee
The knee is the joint where the bones of the upper leg meet the bones of the lower leg, allowing hinge-like movement while providing stability and strength to support the weight of the body. Flexibility, strength, and stability are needed for standing and for motions like walking, running, crouching, jumping, and turning.

Several kinds of supporting and moving parts, including bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, help the knees do their job. Each of these structures is subject to disease and injury. When a knee problem affects your ability to do things, it can have a big impact on your life. Knee problems can interfere with many things, from participation in sports to simply getting up from a chair and walking.

Stemnexa combines a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells with AlphaGEMS amniotic membrane tissue to treat bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and cartilage damage in the knee. AlphaGEMS is composed of collagens and other structural proteins, which provide a biologic matrix that supports angiogenesis, tissue growth and new collagen production during tissue regeneration and repair.

 

Learn more about which conditions RMI can offer treatment for.

Find out if you are a candidate.

What Is Stemnexa Stem Cell Therapy For Orthopedics And Is It Safe?

 

Dr. McKenna explains how AlphaGEMS amniotic tissue product is used to augment the metabolic activity of a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells. He talks about how Stemnexa bone marrow harvest using his patented BioMAC catheter facilitates greater stem cell counts, higher quality stem cells, and is much less painful that the traditional “hammer and mallet” Jamshidi method that is routinely used during less sophisticated bone marrow harvesting procedures. Lastly, he compares the safety profile of Stemnexa stem cell therapy to Tylenol.