San Antonio Orthopaedic Group seeks participants for a research
study of an investigational tissue implant for knee cartilage
The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group is
participating in a research study evaluating an investigational
treatment called NeoCart®, a tissue implant made from a patient's own
cells, aimed at repairing certain knee cartilage injuries.
A total of 245 patients will participate in the research of the
surgical procedure in up to 40 sites across the United States.
Orthopedic surgeon Brad S. Tolin, MD,
will be leading the clinical trial at The San Antonio Orthopaedic
Group. Participating TSAOG surgeons include: B. Christian Balldin, MD,
S. Josh Bell, MD, Ronald W. Connor, MD, Frank J. Garcia, MD, Robert U.
Hartzler, MD, MS, Alan E. Hibberd, MD, Phillip M. Jacobs, MD, Bryan W.
Kaiser, MD, Eloy Ochoa Jr., MD, Richard L. Ursone, MD, Casey D. Taber,
MD, Brad S. Tolin, MD, Daniel C. Valdez, MD, and Sergio Viroslav, MD.
Patients who are 18 to 55 years old
and who have symptoms of knee pain in one knee may be candidates for
this study. However, those who have previously failed other treatments
or smoke more than one pack of cigarettes per week may not be eligible.
The San Antonio
Orthopaedic Group is a 100 percent TMA/BCMS membership practice.