In this episode of No Spin News hosts/analysts William P. Adams Jr. MD, of Dallas,TX and Jason Pozner,MD, of Boca Raton, FL, discuss recent developments with stem cells and breast implants. Dallas Cowboy star, Dez Bryant, while recovering from a foot fracture just had a stem cell procedure done in Colorado. The receiver had bone marrow stem cells injected to help heal his injury.
NFL Players and Breast implants?
Drs. Adams and Pozner discuss the current status of Stem Cell treatments. There are actually more stem cells in fat; however, the current regulatory status only permits concentration of fat stem cells for therapeutic treatments through approved clinical trials. Bone marrow stem cells have some current applications in certain orthopedic procedures. The real question is –Will this get the NFL star, Dez, out there catching touchdowns any faster? We sure hope so because the Dallas Cowboys need him!
Breast Implants Off the Market Again….
The two expert plastic surgeons also discuss the recent decision by Sientra Corporation to do a voluntary stoppage for the use of any Sientra breast implants due to an on-going investigation of Silimed, who is their primary manufacturing contractor. Silimed had their CE mark suspended in Europe 3 weeks ago due to concerns with contamination. The contamination by report is silica and cotton – both products used in the manufacturing process.
Should Breast Implant Patients Panic?
Both Dr. Pozner and Dr. Adams state that based on what is currently known, they are not concerned about the quality or safety of Sientra breast implants. Sientra’s move to take their products off the market in the US is more of a political necessity while the Silimed investigation sorts out in Europe. They emphasize that patients with Sientra breast implants should not be concerned and they hope they return to the market soon.