Skip to comments.Doctors question Perry's stem cell back treatment
Posted on 08/19/2011 3:44:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey
He calls it innovative. Others call it a big risk. In any case, the stem cell procedure that Texas Gov. Rick Perry had last month was an unusual experiment to fix a common malady: a bad back.
Perry, the newest GOP presidential candidate, has access to the best possible care and advice. Yet he and his doctor chose a treatment beyond mainstream medicine: He had stem cells taken from fat in his own body, grown in a lab and then injected into his back and his bloodstream during a July 1 operation to fuse part of his spine.
His doctor and friend, orthopedist Dr. Stanley Jones, could not be reached for comment despite repeated requests to the spokeswoman for his Houston-area hospital.
However, some top scientists are questioning the safety and wisdom of Perry's treatment Perry "exercised poor judgment" to try it, said Dr. George Q. Daley, of Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
On the campaign trail Thursday in New Hampshire, Ray Sullivan, Perry's chief of staff, said: "The governor consulted with his physician and decided the best course of action for him. He's very pleased with the results of the surgery, with the rapid recovery and with the procedure that he had. And he feels like that is certainly his right to determine the best course of treatment for him."
Perry's treatment was first reported by the Texas Tribune. The procedure was done by Jones, who works at Foundation Surgical Hospital a private, doctor-owned orthopedics center in suburban Houston but Perry spokesman Mark Miner would not say where it took place.
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Well, he wouldn't be a hero, exactly. But you know what I mean.
No aborted fetuses involved, and it's "Houston, we have a problem."
There are still no useful applications of (third party) embronyic stem cells.
Excellent! I've heard a persons own stem cells seem very promising. I'm so glad to hear he didn't have someone elses dead baby injected into his back. That's nothing short of barbaric.
And not having your back hurt is a big plus.
It's like a friend of mine's dad -- the ultimate skeptic and a pretty sharp-tongued fellow of great intellect. Late in life he suffered from phantom pains in his legs as a sequel to the polio he contracted as a young man.
The medical doctors told him they could do nothing for him, other than to dope him up on painkillers, and he would not accept anything that dulled his mind.
So he went to a chiropractor, even though he had been very outspoken in his skepticism as long as I knew him - aided of course by the outliers who claim to cure cancer, bedwetting, and the heartbreak of psoriasis.
He got immediate relief from the excruciating pain. His comment: "I still think they're quacks, but I don't hurt anymore!"
Do they get to tell him what kind of nose-hair clipper to use also?
These are the same guys who were fooled by the faux cloner from Korea.Daley harvested lots of embryos and even made some designer embryos to destroy.
Not a group to tell anyone about unwise decisions.
I thought the big buzz was from adult stem cells and what they can accomplish....and NOTHING from the poor murdered babies cells.
Has anyone consulted Michael J. Fox for his opinion this? /s
They’re just upset because he had success with his own stem cells instead of using stem cells from dead babies.
I am not a Perry fan, but this is Perry’s business only. His body and his back.
He didn’t use embryonic stem cells.
Wow, this guy could be dangerous. I mean getting risky injections. Before you know it he will be getting injections of testosterone cocktail made from the semen and prostate glands of young bulls, just like HITLER!!!
I have about 4 friends who have gone to Dr Stan Jones, half of them think he is a quack the other half think he is a genius. I hope this works for Perry.
My, My, Perry has the libs scared. They are frantic. Has Obama released his medical records? LOL
Really a silly article. Oh - MSNBC. That’s what THEY do.
Any stick is good enough, I guess, when one has decided someone needs a beating.
Remember when Clinton fired the White House physician for refusing to inject the president with a cocktail of stuff, with contents unknown to the doctor?
That caused a press scandal. Not.
Well Dr Daley; he didn't ask your opinion
Our opponents are the most blood thirty barbarians in the long history of humanity. They have no intention of backing down either.
Perry "exercised poor judgment"
And of course the title of the article:
"Doctors question Perry's stem cell back treatment"
It's a cleverly disguised hit piece on Perry by the MSM.......
For those interested Perry’s doctor, Stanley Jones, has made 3 donations: $300 Tex Med Assn. (2009), $250 RNC (2008), $1,500 Sen. John Cornyn, R (2008)
Hey, let’s do this to all Republicans in Congress and see if they also grow a spine!!
Good for him. Hope it’s successful.
I am coming up for my 2nd spinal fusion surgery and I would try this if it were available.
It’s amazing what I will do in order to have back the quality of life that I lost 6 yrs ago with degenerative disk disease.
We have a winner!
Thanks. I actually scrolled through the replies and made sure no one else had posted anything similar.
I try to do that, too, before I post something I think is brilliant and original.
Of those “experts” quoted in the article the only donations were made by George Muschler of $500 in 2008 & 2009 to American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons
These are HIS OOWN stem cells taken from HIS OWN FAT!!! Whose business is it if I want to reinject my own cells???
What is ronpaul and his Russian contributors gonna do now that this MAJOR SITUATION THAT WILL WRECK PERRY crumbles to dust?
Hey, betcha Perry uses the wrong Tpaper. Can just see it now, full page ad “Calling Mr. Whipple”.
It's clear that the liberals and Romneybots (redundant?) are really scratching at the bottom of the barrel in their attempts to dig up whatever they can about Perry.
It did wonders for Bartolo Colon’s shoulder.
I’m having a complete spinal fusion (except the neck) this spring and I’m terrified. I’ve put this surgery off for years, but I can’t do it any more.
The things that scare me the most are the prospects of more pain after the operation and having complications that would necessitate a second surgery.
Actually, I’m more afraid of post-op pain than I am of death. Pretty sad, huh?
~~~I try to do that, too, before I post something I think is brilliant and original.~~~
I don’t think that I’ve ever had an original thought! lol!
That was like a batter with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded and his team down by a run. Then the pitcher throws him a slow, hanging curve ball that doesn't break. Way too easy.
The procedure is low-risk, minimally invasive, office-based, and can be completed in only 90 minutes. The patient can leave the office that same day, and substantial recovery is typically seen within 6-8 weeks. The treatment is very effective because it utilizes the body's own natural regeneration materials to rebuild damage in areas that unavoidably receive less blood flow, thus receiving fewer stem cells. By introducing stem cells at the site of injury, doctors can give the body a boost by delivering the patient's own natural regenerative materials directly to the afflicted joint.
If a Democrap had this done, he would be called courageous.