Stem-cell treatments aim to regenerate injured joints

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Stem-cell treatments aim to regenerate injured joints

Durango doctor administers new therapy to heal damaged tissue
Dr. Patrick McLaughlin of Animas Spine uses ultrasound to guide him as injects bodily fluid rich in stem cells into Tom Holcomb’s thumbs. The fluid will stimulate healing in his arthritic hands.
Dr. Patrick McLaughlin of Animas Spine pulls fluid rich in stem cells from Tom Holcomb’s pelvic bone.
A centrifuge concentrates the stem cells and growth factors in fluid, known as bone marrow aspirate that was extracted from Holcomb’s pelvic bone a few minutes earlier.
Jessica Palmer, a medical assistant at Animas Spine, injects fluid from Tom Holcomb’s bone into a centrifuge that will concentrate stem cells and growth factors. Kaela Brevik, a medical assistant at Animas Spine, and Andy Corra, a representative of Arthrex Inc., observe. Corra is an independent contractor for Arthrex and also received injections of bone marrow aspirate.

Stem-cell treatments aim to regenerate injured joints

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin of Animas Spine uses ultrasound to guide him as injects bodily fluid rich in stem cells into Tom Holcomb’s thumbs. The fluid will stimulate healing in his arthritic hands.
Dr. Patrick McLaughlin of Animas Spine pulls fluid rich in stem cells from Tom Holcomb’s pelvic bone.
A centrifuge concentrates the stem cells and growth factors in fluid, known as bone marrow aspirate that was extracted from Holcomb’s pelvic bone a few minutes earlier.
Jessica Palmer, a medical assistant at Animas Spine, injects fluid from Tom Holcomb’s bone into a centrifuge that will concentrate stem cells and growth factors. Kaela Brevik, a medical assistant at Animas Spine, and Andy Corra, a representative of Arthrex Inc., observe. Corra is an independent contractor for Arthrex and also received injections of bone marrow aspirate.

Stem-cell treatments aim to regenerate injured joints

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin of Animas Spine extracts fluid from Tom Holcomb’s pelvic bone in January. The bone marrow aspirate is rich in stem cells that will be used to stimulate healing in Holcomb’s hands.

Stem-cell treatments aim to regenerate injured joints

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin of Animas Spine uses ultrasound imaging to guide him as he injects fluid rich in rejuvenating cells into Tom Holcomb’s thumbs.
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