Some people think that bone regeneration using stem cell therapy is an easy process to initiate. After all, stem cell
health benefits and storage options are common topics in healthcare. A realistic look at regenerative medicine shows a lot of potential, but very few real advancements in current day treatment.
Some hospitals may be taking advantage of desperate patients, offering the latest in treatments that are untested, sometimes making things worse. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: https://twitter.com/CameronClokie and https://thebrotalk.com/brotips/bros-dont-let-bros-bad-breath-toronto-oral-surgeon-cameron-clokie-helps-make-good-first-impression/
The problem is not the procedure, which has been done by Dr. Clokie with success, but the space needed for the study and implementation of the regeneration surgery and the costs to the patient.
This is not to say that there has not been progress on the subject of regeneration. Just this year, a chip has been created that can turn on type of cell into one that is needed for healing.
Dr. Cameron Clokie, head of oral and maxillofacial surgery for the University of Toronto, believes that this type of medicine can further patient’s quality of life, but admits that the procedures are not cheap nor covered by insurance.
Dr. Clokie studied under Dr. Marshall Urist for four years. At the time Dr. Urist was working with the ingredient that makes regeneration possible, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) a protein needed to kick-start bone growth.
Dr. Clokie has been working with BMP used in a gel putty that hardens when warmed up. This gel is shaped into the bone needed and surgically implanted into the patient. The gel/BMP mixture is sometimes held in place with a rod. The gel will disintegrate as the bone starts growing in.
Dr. Clokie has been working with implanting BMP into goat embryos so that the BMP can be grown and harvested through the goat milk being produced.