It’s been an eventful week. Last Friday within a span of 5 minutes I got called about one of my sons who was in a serious auto accident and was being sent by ambulance to the emergency room and then another call from my sister who told me my dad had fallen and broken his hip.
Life is certainly quirky.
So anyway, this week I had a great interview with Dr. Rocky Tuan, the world’s foremost scientific expert on stem cell biology. Dr. Tuan has headed up the Cartilage biology section at the National Institutes of Health since 2001 and is going to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to be chief of their new Regenerative Medicine section.
I also talked with Dr. Joseph Purita, an orthopedist who does alot of regenenerative stuff with PRP and stem cells in Florida. Very nice man. And we had a nice chat exchanging ideas.
Like any specialty in medicine there are those who are willing to share and eager to learn… and there are those who are bloodsuckers. I prefer to avoid the latter.
The field of regenerative medicine for arthritis, tendinosis, etc. is exploding. I just had a recent article published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine on stem cells and PRP. Here’s the link
Stem cell technology for the treatment of osteoarthritis and related conditions is constantly evolving as we learn newer techniques.
This coming week I’ll be interviewing Don Margolis, a stem cell crusader.
Which brings me to my secret. I’m working a a new project on stem cells and PRP. I’ll be letting out little hints pretty soon. Some great content. So make sure you follow the blog.
P.S. My Achilles that I had PRP on is doing very well. Have started light jogging and rope skipping.