Regenerative Medicine Success Story: Buffalo’s First Stem Cell Study.

The situation: An avid hiker and downhill skier, our 62-year-old female patient was suffering from left knee osteoarthritis (OA) and facing her second total knee replacement. The orthopedic surgeon that performed her right knee replacement suggested a medical research study on stem cell injections taking place at Geraci Spine and Sports Medicine. Our solution: The … Continued

Spine Medicine Success Story: A Determined Gymnast Defies the Odds.

The situation: An elite high-school gymnast, my 15-year-old patient was set to attend an NCAA Division I college on scholarship until she injured her back. The diagnosis was a lumbar disc herniation at L4-5 and a grade I isthmic spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 (acute fractures of the pars area causing L5 to slip forward on the … Continued

Occupational Medicine Success Story: Delivering a Positive Outcome.

The situation: Our patient was a 42-year-old nurse suffering from a torn common extensor, or what is commonly known as tennis elbow, in the right elbow. After eight months of being unable to work, multiple steroid injections and physical therapy (PT) had not improved her torn elbow tendon. At that point, a local orthopedic hand surgeon referred … Continued

Sports Medicine Success Story: Helping an Athlete Get Back in the Game

The Situation: A 20-year-old Division I soccer player was referred to me from her university’s athletic trainer. She had a nine-month history of low back pain radiating down her left leg to her heel and bottom of her foot, especially when sitting and standing up. In spite of her treatment with a chiropractor for an … Continued