Regenerative Treatments: Are They Right For Me? [Video]

Ask the Expert: Regenerative Medicine Video Series

About the video: Is regenerative medicine right for me?

Are you wondering if regenerative treatments are right for you? Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts Kirk Scofield, M.D. and Andrew Clary, D.O. explain the dynamic and rapidly changing field of regenerative medicine and how it may benefit you.

Meet Kirk Scofield, M.D.

Dr. Scofield’s education: Dr. Scofield completed his undergraduate studies at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He attended medical school and received his degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. His residency was at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. He completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fellowship is the highest level of advanced professional training for physicians.

Meet Andrew Clary, D.O.

Dr. Clary’s approach: “I want to learn about you, your interests, and help you get back to the life you want to live.”

Dr. Clary’s background: Dr. Clary completed his undergraduate studies in Cleveland, OH at Case Western Reserve University. After earning his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, he attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for both an Anesthesiology-focused residency and an Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship.

Expert care

Summit’s team of experts provide innovative regenerative medicine therapies for those looking for an alternative to traditional treatments. They can treat arthritic joint pain, sports injuries, neck and back conditions—creating an environment to trigger tissue repair and healing.

Start your journey to better function and less pain. Visit our regenerative medicine services hub and find your expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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Video Transcription

You know, regenerative medicine in general, and in particular, regenerative medicine for orthopedics, is a very dynamic and rapidly changing field. We’re learning more and more all the time about what things work and what doesn’t work. And I think our team here at Summit is really dedicated to staying abreast of all the newest and latest developments that do have some scientific evidence behind them and are safe and effective – and really try to weed out and stay away from some of the other stuff that there might be a lot of hype about, but really don’t have very much scientific evidence for and potentially might be harmful. Candidates for the procedure are oftentimes patients that either aren’t candidates for surgery in general or don’t want to have surgery, or who want to potentially have a different approach that surgeries have not been shown to help. And there are some diagnoses, certainly in orthopedics, that we would have that discussion with you about. These regenerative options are offerings in something that’s a constant conversation. And there are certain studies for certain applications that there are regenerative treatments that are better than steroids, that there are studies showing one set of people had steroids, one set of people had these other treatments, and sometimes the other treatments do a lot better. And so why put yourself at risk for those whole-body side effects that steroids can come with, if this other option is good for you, to try and heal a problem altogether and not have to deal with it anymore? So we are absolutely conscious of if you’ve not tried a steroid injection, and you think you’re a candidate, and you want to try that, absolutely, totally. But if you want to consider these other options, or you’ve kind of tried other things and not had great results, these are things on the radar. So we have the whole toolbox here.

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