Joint Preservation Blog

January 2, 2009

achilles tendon repair

As a doctor, if I have a partial tear of my Achilles tendon, I’m not anyone near me with a knife! Why, surgery means big downtime and lots of trauma. Achilles tendon repair of a small tear shouldn’t require sutures, but instead the injection of the patients own adult stem cells into the tear. This state of the art technique repairs the tear with much less downtime. Click here to see how Achilles tendon repair is done in the 21st century.

Mesenchymal stem cells are present in everyone and have the ability to differentiate (turn into) tendon tissue and orchestrate a natural repair effort.

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