Although there are well-established methods of diagnosing and treating common diseases, there is always a possibility of improving on the existing techniques to make them more efficient, potent, less costly, etc.
One medical practitioner, Dr. Cameron Clokie has dedicated part of his life to making regenerative medicine a better alternative to traditional surgery specifically in musculoskeletal rebuilding.
The Toronto based physician is not only interested in research about regenerative medicine but also in the application of the relatively new field of medicine. Dr. Clokie is credited with reconstructing part of Peter Russel’s mandible. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: http://prairiesnewstribune.com/canada/toronto-dentist-cameron-clokie-talks-up-new-technology-available-to-oral-surgeons/3427
The latter lost part of his jaw to a benign tumor in the early 2000’s. Russel had two option: undergo a traditional surgery to reconstruct his mandible or subject himself to regenerative medicine as practiced by Dr. Clokie. Russel chose the second option. Going by the outcome, Dr. Clokie’s procedure did wonders to Russel’s jaw. Immediately after the process, his jawline appeared young for a man of Russel’s age (60 years then).
But it is not the appearance of Russel’s jawline that is intriguing about Dr. Clokie’s regimen; it is the simplicity and the effectiveness of the procedure as compared with traditional surgery of body parts rebuilding. Read more: Cameron Clokie Believes Technology is Changing Dentistry For The Better
Dr. Clokie compares Russel’s case to that of Ms. McFarlane. Just like Russel, Ms. McFarlane had lost part of her jaw to a benign tumor. However, she opted for traditional surgery instead of regenerative medicine applied to reconstruct musculoskeletal tissue.
Dr. Clokie was done operating on Russel after only for hours, but McFarlane was in the operating room for over 20 hours. She spent over 14 days in the hospital after the lengthy operation; she was in intensive care unit (ICU) during the first week.
Even after the long operation, medical practitioners were not yet done with her as they scheduled her for more surgeries. However, Russel spent two nights in the hospital and two weeks later he was enjoying his healthy life.
Although Dr. Clokie’s procedure is not foolproof, it is a significant milestone in the human body rebuilding practice. Dr. Clokie is interested in further research into the field as he believes its success can be more significant than what it is currently.