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In an effort to avoid surgery for a torn rotator cuff, after years of trying numerous remedies; I was so pleased to finally find relief following PRP/Stem Cell treatment, followed by a repeat of the PRP procedure. My initial procedure was a little over a year ago. The improvement is amazing. Dr. Poovendran and his staff couldn’t be more professional/compassionate. I am so grateful that I discovered this procedure, specifically the office of Dr. Poovendran. I would recommend this procedure to anyone who is seeking pain relief/repair of a rotator cuff; without undergoing surgery. - Gail F. Barr, MSW


My name is Richard, I am a high school teacher from Morristown, TN. In the fall of 2017 after I turned 50 my wife took me to Hawaii on vacation along with our teenage son and another relative. My son was really interested in surfing as was I. So on the 3rd day of our vacation we signed up for surfing lessons and went into the ocean. I became fatigued but refused to stop surfing as a result I had a bad fall and tore my MCL. I limped in excruciating pain for the rest of our vacation and missed out on some really fun things. When I returned home I found Dr. Poovendran and Orthopedix MD (previously Meli Ortho). 

When I went in for my procedure Kraig and the team took very good care of me. Every step of the process was explained and every question was answered. The procedure was completed in one office visit and the healing process started very quickly. Within days I was experiencing additional mobility in my knee and within a few short weeks was walking with no noticeable limp. A few months after the procedure I began to be able to squat again which is something I thought I would never be able to do. I am a little over a year out from the procedure now and I have no limp and often squat to do things rarely ever giving a second thought to my knee. As a matter of fact I don't even notice the “normal” wear and tear pains that my knee experienced before the surfing injury. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Poovendran and the team at Orthopedix MD, I'm already planning my next trip to Hawaii and I know where I am going to surf. - Rich


I am a 63 year old male and I injured my left shoulder years ago. It was causing increasing pain so I saw an orthopedic surgeon. The MRI revealed a 90% tear of my rotator cuff. My original orthopedic surgeon scheduled me for surgery, however after researching what the surgery consisted of and the length of recovery time, I searched for an alternative to surgery and found stem cell therapy was an option. I was referred to Dr. Poovendran. He explained the benefits of Stem-Cell Therapy and how it could be an alternative to surgery. In Jan 2018 I proceeded with the Stem-Cell option. I will say the injections were very uncomfortable, however I didn’t have to immobilize my shoulder for months in a constrictive sling or sleep in a recliner and did not have to take much pain medication.

 I started physical therapy right way which is always part of recovery and slowly got better. As with any surgery and even with the Stem-Cell Therapy, it did take time to heal but I did have a 90% tear and I didn’t have the restrictions I would have had with regular surgery. It has been 10 months and I went from hardly being able to lift a gallon of milk from the top shelf of the refrigerator with assistance of the other arm to doing lateral raises with 20 llbs and I’m back to doing pull-ups which has always been a part of my workout routine. I will say I was skeptical, especially with a 90% tear but it was the best decision I ever made. Thank-you Dr. Poovendran. - David V.

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