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NFL Draft Party NYC: Sports Doc talks Stem Cells, Sports Injury and Liposuction?!

By PPSM Staff

Treating Sports Injury and orthopedic problems non-surgically using  Stem Cell Therapy: Sports Doctor from Performance Spine and Sports Medicine of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Dr. Joseph Jimenez, mingles with athletes at the Rare View Lounge, NYC at a sponsored event on April 2012 for hopeful athletes

Eric Page is a Wide Receiver from Toledo
Eric Page



Tiree Eure from Minnesota can play multiple positions
Tiree Eure of Minnesota



James Carmon, Offensive Tackle from Mississippi
James Carmon




Austin Pasztor, Offensive Guard from University of Virginia
Austin Pasztor


So what is the latest procedure that may help athletes?



Everyone this spring and summer will do their yearly battles or struggles with “the bulge”, aka, love handles, body fat, or simply the belly FAT
There is something good in these so called “love handles” —- THEY ARE RICH WITH STEM CELLS!!

Why are stem cells so important in?  Because, in our wold of Orthopedic Medicine, stem cells HAVE  THE POTENTIAL to turn into new tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage, muscle when they get injured.  Basically, athletes and patients alike, can have a NONSURGICAL option to repair injured shoulders, knees, hips, foot and ankle.

So, how can Liposuction benefit Athletes  and patients with orthopedic injury and joint pain?

Here ‘s how it works:

First, we would do LIPOSUCTION to literally take the fat out of the love handles or abdominal area.

Second, we would filter the fat with a centrifuge, so that we can get the stem cells.


Third, we would inject the stem cells into any injured body part such as shoulder, knee, ankle.  Medical Studies show that stem cells have the potential to heal fractures and other damaged tissues (1, 2, 3) .

Lastly, we would do PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Injections) to activate the stem cells so that they can grow and repair any damaged joint WITHOUT SURGERY.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections


So next time you or someone you know complains about Belly Fat, just remember that it may be used to help treat your orthopedic issues!




1) Neiman, Rafael. Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons of Northern California Case Report. Treatment of Tibial Nonunion and Delayed Union by Percutaneous Injection of Concentrated Autologous Stem Cells. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2011, Jan 6, Vol. 20. No. 10

2) Murawski, C. Percutaneous Internal Fixation of Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fractures with Charlotte Carolina Screw and Bone Marrow ASpirate Concentrate.

3) Fortier, Lisa. Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate Improves Full – Thickness Cartilage Repair Compared with Microfracture in the Equine Model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010; 92: 1927-1937



Orthopedic Doc in Lawrenceville, NJ Quick Discussion on Fantasy Football Injuries:

By PPSM Staff


NFL playoffs are here and fantasy league owners are seeing record injuries for the 2011 – 2012 season

Most Recently as of NFL week 13, 2011, Matt Forte from the Chicago Bears was recently injured with a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) strain (1)
Matt Forte 2011

photo from the Boston Globe


This is a mini-series on injuries and today we will talk about MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT INJURIES (MCL) and potential fantasy league decisions that you may have to make . Next edition will be on hamstrings and look out for our Fantasy League Basketball Injury Guide.


The ligament helps prevent “knock knee” position when running or walking:

LOOK AT THIS PICTURE OF THE RIGHT KNEE of the football player, the MCL keeps the knee stable so that knee does not buckle inside too much. The arrow shows points to the MCL
MCL strain


Symptoms of a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injury can depend on how bad the impact or hit was on a player. MCL injuries graded from I to III

  • Grade I MCL Tear
    This is an incomplete tear or STRAIN of the MCL. The tendon is still intact and players complain of pain with pressure on the MCL or inside of the knee.  Return to play is in 1-2 weeks.  So, if you here reports of the player doing some drills or jogging in practice, then chances are, he may show up in the next game if the team happens to have a bye week.
  • Grade II MCL Tear
    Grade II injuries are more severe tears to the MCL but IT IS STILL AN INCOMPLETE TEAR. These athlete may complain of instability or feelings of the knee buckling when trying to cut or pivot. There is more pain and swelling  and conservatively be out 4 weeks (3 weeks EARLIEST).
  • Grade III MCL Tear
    A grade III injury is a complete tear of the MCL. The athlete has lots of swelling and can’t even bend the knee all the way. Instability, or giving out, happens almost all the time. A knee brace or a knee immobilizer is usually needed for comfort, and healing may take 6 weeks or longer. If the news shows him wearing a brace for a suspected MCL sprain (and ONLY an MCL tear), sit this guy out or trade him if you own him as a fantasy league player

(1) Source of photo and info: