SEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark D. Wagner, M.D., a board-certified primary care physician who specializes in sports medicine and stem cell therapy to relieve joint pain, is launching Seattle Sports and Regenerative Medicine on October 2, 2017. The new office is located at 1000 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 320, Seattle, WA, 98109.
Dr. Wagner is one of the only physicians in the Pacific Northwest to offer stem cell therapy for patients with chronic joint pain of the knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, elbows and wrists. The therapy combines the use of the patient's own platelets and stem cells, which are injected under ultrasound guidance into the affected joint or tendon.
"This is a new era in non-surgical orthopedic medicine in which patients no longer have to suffer from debilitating joint pain," said Dr. Wagner. "The majority of patients report significant reduction in pain and vastly improved function."
Nationwide, doctors have performed more than 5 million such procedures without any reported serious adverse effects. Since 2016, Wagner has performed approximately 500 of these procedures.
How Stem Cell Therapy Works:
A sample of bone marrow, along with adipose tissue, is removed from the patient in a simple, relatively painless procedure. These samples are then spun in a centrifuge to isolate and concentrate the stem cells, which create solutions of concentrated bone marrow and adipose stem cells.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is obtained by a simple blood draw. The blood is spun down to pure platelets and growth factors, which are also important in the healing of injuries. Platelets act as fertilizer for the stem cells, promoting further growth. All three of these concentrated solutions are injected together into the damaged joint.
Stem cell therapy is performed under local anesthesia, in-office, in about 60 to 90 minutes. Patients have no down time, and they can resume their daily life immediately. Results are normally seen at approximately 6 to 12 weeks and can progress up to a year.
What Patients are Saying:
"I was one of the first few patients to undergo a stem-cell transplant in my right knee. I've dealt with 10 years of knee pain and have tried everything. Now, at 11 months post-transplant, I have ZERO pain. I have had a full recovery and am participating in 100% of my previous activities." Katie, Seattle
"Dr. Wagner has been my general practitioner for 20 years. Understanding my pain, suffering and two years of work to recover from a successful total knee replacement, he suggested a stem cell therapy injection in my other knee. Three months after the procedure, the knee is mostly pain free, with a greater range of motion than my left total knee replacement." Bill W., Edmonds
More information about Dr. Wagner's new location and specialties can be found online at www.SeattleSportsClinic.com. For more information and consultations, call the Seattle Sports & Regenerative Medicine clinic at 206-620-0333.
About Dr. Mark Wagner: Dr. Wagner received his medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He completed his residency in Family Practice and Sports Medicine at Halifax Hospital Medical Center in Daytona Beach, followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine at The Sports Medicine Clinic in Seattle. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, earning the prestigious title of Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Wagner is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He's a competitive cyclist and triathlete.
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