Microsurgical Spine Center Surgeons Perform Washington's 1st Stem Cell Spine Treatment
performed the state's first stem cell procedure to treat patients with back pain from degenerative disc disease.
They performed the procedure at the Microsurgical Spine Center outside of Seattle. The procedure extracts bone marrow from the patient's pelvis and then spins it in a centrifuge to separate the cells. The stem cells are then injected back into the patient's affected discs with image guidance.
The procedure was developed by Celling Biosciences. The procedure takes less than an hour.
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