Christopher Manseau M.D.
From the young model to the aging retiree, from the elite athlete to the weekend warrior, clinicians continue to search for ways to control pain and accelerate the healing process. Utilizing various regenerative medicine therapies has proven to have many profound benefits; not the least of which includes overall superior outcomes. Orthopaedic Specialty Care is please to now offer a Regenerative Medicine program to their patients.
“Truly the most important investment we can make, with the greatest return, is in the health and duration of our lives”
Regenerative Medicine is a form of tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the “process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”. When injured or invaded by disease, our bodies have the innate response to heal and defend. Harnessing and enhancing the body’s own regenerative powers is a medical practice at the frontier of present-day advancements whose properties can seem miraculous to those who benefit from them. The miracle, however, is the result of scientific exploration that has begun to unlock and utilize the body’s extraordinary ability to heal and restore itself.
Regenerative Medicine holds the potent healing potential whose benefits have the power to span disciplines as diverse as hair restoration and orthopedics. Regenerative Medicine allows the power and versatility of the human body to regenerate damaged skin, accelerate healing, reactivate hair follicles, heal wounds, and alleviate pain.
Many people have heard of the usefulness of stem cell therapy but there’s so much more to regenerative medicine than just stem cells whose outcome is very dependent on the age of the patient they are being harvested from…your stem cells are as old as you are. Equally important are components such as collagens, cytokines, proteins, growth factors… the list goes on.
“Prior to undergoing shoulder surgery, a colleague recommended I try regenerative medicine therapy. The first week after my procedure I was skeptical as to the efficacy but by week three I had significant improvement and months later, I still feel great!”
Frederick, Orthopedic Surgeon, Age 62
These components have normally been obtained through the patient’s adipose (fat) tissue or through and aspiration of bone marrow. Both procedures are considered invasive and allow for a higher risk of morbidity. With the advancement of medical technology, these components can now be obtained from birth tissue that is donated by healthy mothers at the time of scheduled cesarean section. Through an informed consent process, expectant mothers submit their past medical and social history which is prescreened through an extensive and complete medical review and pre-natal evaluation. This process is performed prior to delivery utilizing the protocols established by various regulatory agencies. Additionally, prior to delivery, the mother is tested for communicable diseases following the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). The recovery is performed by specifically trained technicians at the time of the delivery.
“As a quarterback in the NFL for twenty-one years, my body has taken a lot of abuse leaving me with chronic pain, especially in my shoulder. Although now retired from the NFL, I continue to lead an active lifestyle by working out and playing golf. When the pain in my shoulder became too much to enjoy these activities, I went to my doctor who suggested I try regenerative medicine therapy, including birth tissue stem cells, provided by New Life Regenerative Medicine. Skeptical, at first, I finally decided to move forward with the treatment and am ecstatic that I did. It has now been two months and the improvement is substantial; I am sleeping better; my golf game has improved, and the pain has substantially subsided. Overall, I would say that this treatment has improved my quality of life.”
Vinny Testaverde – retired NFL Quarterback
– Age 54
Birth tissue has been used for over 100 years for a broad range of therapeutic applications. However, it is only recently that birth tissue was discovered to have great clinical benefit when cryopreserved to protect its residual cells.
Additionally, birth tissue is considered immune privileged and as such does not express Class II antigens. Finally, birth tissue products are easy to use as it can be applied directly into the injured site. To date, tens of thousands of patients have been treated with these types of products.
Some people may hesitate at the idea of birth tissue. Be assured that the tissue is obtained from healthy, carefully screened mothers at the time of a scheduled cesarean section and causes no harm to her or her newborn.
Christopher Manseau M.D.
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Orthopedic Specialty Care
Orthopaedic Specialty Care (OSC) provides comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical solutions to the full range of orthopedic issues confronting all ages.
Dr. Christopher Manseau and his support staff develop and implement individual care programs combining advanced surgical techniques to ensure optimal success. Arthroscopic and other minimally- invasive techniques are also employed as appropriate.
Dr. Manseau has practiced in North Central Florida since 1997. He established OSC in 2006 to further his desire to provide the ultimate in personalized orthopedic care, with special emphasis on the individual needs of his patients. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery; a fellow in upper extremity reconstruction, and a recognized sports injury and total joint expert.
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