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Decatur physician to speak on stem cell therapy

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, March 16, 2013

Dr. R. Wade McKenna of Decatur will speak on stem cell therapy at the 2013 dinner event for the Progressive Orthopedic Co. and Newclip Technics USA.

The event will be held Friday, March 22, in Chicago during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ 2013 Annual Meeting.

STEM CELL EXPERT - Dr. R. Wade McKenna will speak to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons next week in Chicago. Submitted photo

STEM CELL EXPERT – Dr. R. Wade McKenna will speak to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons next week in Chicago. Submitted photo

Dr. McKenna’s speech will be titled, “The Clinical Use & Theory of Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate.”

Dr. McKenna, founder of North Central Texas Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Decatur, is trained in trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction, specializing in Sports Medicine and Autologous Biologics.

Noted for his expertise and innovative procedures, Dr. McKenna says, “I’m honored to share my knowledge of autologous stem cell therapy with an esteemed international audience. I’m also looking forward to hearing how this extraordinarily important form of regenerative medicine is progressing around the world.”

Dr. McKenna is a leading advocate of autologous stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine focusing on advancing the clinical benefits in orthopedics. Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. McKenna is a co-founder of Biologic Therapies. His achievements include the recent development of the company’s Bio-MAC Bone Marrow Aspiration Catheter, treating world-class athletes and developing numerous surgical and non-surgical stem cell application protocols.

After receiving his undergraduate degree and earning his medical degree at Oklahoma State University, Dr. McKenna completed his orthopedic residency at the Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center and his trauma fellowship at Tampa General Hospital. With over 20 years in private practice, Dr. McKenna has successfully built McKenna Orthopedics in Trophy Club as well as North Central Texas Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Decatur.

Dr. McKenna has a deep passion for producing positive clinical outcomes augmented by concentrated, autologous bone marrow aspirate. This stem cell enriched product has been applied to over 1,500 successful surgical and non-surgical cases. Applications include long bone non-unions, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, severe clavicle non-unions, cartilage regeneration, chondrogenesis and soft tissue repair of the shoulder, chronic tendonopathy, tendon ruptures as well as numerous applications to common, often difficult foot & ankle injuries and wrists fractures.

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