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Stem Cell Treatments for Common Injuries?

Summary: A forward thinking foot and ankle surgeon uses stem cells to treat common runner's injuries.
Air Date: November 21, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Dr. Michael Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Richard Braver
BraverFoot and Ankle Surgeon, Dr. Richard Braver of Active Foot and Ankle Care in Englewood, NJ, has begun utilizing both Platelet Rich Plasma Injections and Stem Cell treatments, known as BMAC, into his New Jersey practice.

Both treatments have often been underutilized protocols in American medicine as physicians have often opted to recommend invasive surgeries over these FDA approved technique.

However, athletes including Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, Hines Ward and Brandon Roy have traveled as far as Germany to undergo these revolutionary treatments.

The goal of these procedures is to allow for patients to heal from injuries using the body's own healing mechanisms as opposed to traditional surgeries. These non-surgical therapies have proven ideal for athletes as well as those who wish to avoid surgical procedures.

As a former collegiate runner, Dr. Braver, affectionately known to his patients as Dr. Run, has found these treatments to be especially effective for runners of all ages. He has been fortunate enough to work with runners from across the country, including Edward Cheserek, the number one distance runner in the country.
Stem Cell Treatments for Common Injuries?
Foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Richard Braver, has begun utilizing both platelet rich plasma injections and stem cell treatments for common injuries.

The goal of these procedures is to allow patients to heal from injuries using the body's own healing mechanisms, as opposed to traditional surgeries.

These FDA-approved, non-surgical therapies have proven ideal for athletes, including Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, Hines Ward and Brandon Roy; as well as those who wish to avoid surgical procedures.

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