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Professional athletes depend on their health, strength, and vitality for their livelihood. Every missed game is money not made and stats unearned. In most cases, the window for their career is very small and they simply can’t afford to be sidelined with an injury. They need to heal quickly and completely, but they also need to consider preventive therapy to avoid re-injury.
Because of this, elite athletes are looking to the science of regenerative medicine as a support to help them get back in the game more quickly.
Steve Kerr is a basketball legend. He played for the Bulls, Spurs, and Trailblazers and still holds the highest career three-point percentage for any player with at least 250 three pointers made in NBA history. Just two years ago, he broke the record for most regular season wins for a rookie coach and went on to become the first rookie coach to win a championship since 1982.
Here at BennuLife we see a lot of very active people, people who make the Little Engine That Could go a little further for shame of being shown up by human beings. And they inspire us to create better, more sophisticated technology every day so that we can get them back to what they love as quickly as possible. One of the injuries we see most frequently in this type of patient is the long-term overuse injury. Sometimes it’s a labral or meniscal tear. Sometimes it’s an osteochondral defect that happened during an overaggressive CrossFit workout. If you’re us or someone like us, it may be a dislocated ankle from walking. Yes, just walking. When there are people in the world who run ultramarathons, teach aerial silks classes, and win CrossFit challenges, there have to be others of us who are coordination-ally challenged to keep things in balance.
For its October 2016 edition, Men’s Journal ran a lengthy investigative article on stem cell research and the stem cell industry. Provocatively titled “Does Stem Cell Therapy Actually Work?,” this piece prompted a lengthy reply from Celling Biosciences’s Dr. Matt Murphy, a respected stem cell researcher with a distinguished record in both academia and the biotech industry.
Back in October, I had the distinct honor of meeting renowned stem cell researcher and orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Philippe Hernigou, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Henri Mondor Hospital, East University at Paris, France. In the following conversation with several members of the BennuLife staff, Dr. Hernigou took the time to share his insights and vast experience working in the exciting field of stem cell research.