Although regenerative medicine is somewhat a controversial field, some physicians such as Dr. Cameron Clokie have demonstrated that this area of medicine has a potential to revolutionize the healthcare sector. According to Crunchbase, Dr. Cameron Clokie is a Canadian doctor with interest in applying regenerative medicine to musculoskeletal reconstruction.
As early as 2005, Dr. Clokie was using regenerative to assist his patients. One of his patients, Peter Russel, successfully grew back his lost jawbone. Russel had lost part of his jaw to a benign tumor in 2003. However, when Dr. Clokie administered his regimen on him, Russel developed over seven centimeters of the new jawbone. At the time, Dr. Clokie had assisted eight patients either in Toronto General Hospital or Mount Sinai Hospital.
Russel is lucky to have undergone Dr. Clokie’s procedure. The procedure took only four hours, and the process left unnoticeable scars. Also, Russel spent only two nights in the hospital and two weeks later, he was in good shape to continue his normal life. Dr. Clokie’s states that the jawbone that Russel regrew is exactly similar to the one he lost.
Dr. Clokie compares the experiences of Russel and those of another patient, Ms. McFarlane. The latter underwent traditional surgery aimed at rebuilding body parts. McFarlane who was 20 then, also had a benign tumor.
She was in theatre for over 19 hours; also, she spent the first week after surgery in the intensive care unit and the following week still in the hospital. Even after being permitted to leave the hospital, McFarlane was scheduled to visit the hospital sometimes later for another surgery. Read more: Cameron Clokie Believes Technology is Changing Dentistry For The Better
Although Dr. Clokie’s procedure is a marked improvement from the traditional surgery, it has some few challenges. For example, after the procedure, Russel felt numbness in his lower lip and chin. Dr. Clokie explains that it is because a sensory never had to be interfered with to remove the tumor. Also, Russel required the assistance of metal rods to move his jaw efficiently.
Dr. Clokie is the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc., a company concerned with regenerative medicine. He has over 30 years of experience in academic dentistry and clinical practice.