Oliver Starr has been featured as one of our success stories. Here’s how his recovery could help kids with ACL injuries.
Extreme Athlete, Extreme recovery
In March 2018, Oliver’s MRI showed his ACL as “nearly normal” after receiving BMAC injections from Dr. Bodor, following a skiing injury deemed as “irreparable” by a top orthopedic surgeon. Read Oliver’s story.
Oliver’s recovery was so impressive, Bodor Clinic Fellow, Dr. Raj, created a poster presentation of original research (see image below), which was peer reviewed and accepted for presentation at the 2018 Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
2019 Study with UC Davis
This year, Dr. Bodor and his research team partnered with UC Davis to conduct a study of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) injection procedure.
The validation study helped to prove that the ultrasound-guided injection technique is accurate. The future goal is to publish the technique for identifying and injecting the ACL, so doctors across the world can perform this non-invasive procedure to help heal ACL tears. The hope is to treat ACL injuries in children who are too young to undergo surgical reconstruction.