When Angela felt a numbing sensation in both of her arms, she knew something was wrong. She works in a hospital and after speaking with coworkers, they urged her to seek treatment.
Angela’s doctor told her surgery was inevitable. As a social worker, she worried her injury and recovery time would hinder her ability to work.
Her surgeon explained the spinal fusion procedure in detail. He used AlloStem® and a small metal plate to fuse the discs.
Continue reading Angela’s story here: Angela – Cellular Bone Allograft Recipient.
ColoradoBiz Magazine named AlloSource one of the Top 250 “Made in Colorado” companies for 2014. AlloSource, founded in 1994, is headquartered in Centennial, Colorado and has satellite offices in several states.
ColoradoBiz Magazine’s Top 250 “Made in Colorado” list celebrates the remarkable contributions of companies in varied industries across the state. Other notable companies on the list include Lockheed Martin Corp., Celestial Seasonings, and Purina Pet Food & Products. AlloSource is proud to be listed amongst 13 other companies in the “Medical” category.
For the full list of the Top 250 “Made in Colorado” Companies, click here.
The Steadman Institute and Clinic Named National Medical Center Within the U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network | March 6, 2014
One of AlloSource’s partners, The Steadman Philippon Research Institute and The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, has been named a National Medical Center by the U.S. Olympic Committee, one of two centers designated since the network’s inception in August of 2013.
These amazing doctors utilize donated tissue in many specialized procedures to heal the world-renowned athletes who trust them with their careers. Whether it is an Olympic athlete or a mom who runs for fun, The Steadman Philippon Research Institute and The Steadman Clinic help AlloSource honor the gift of donation through their remarkable medical work.
Doctors at The Steadman Philippon Research Institute and The Steadman Clinic look forward to using their knowledge of orthopedics and sports medicine to help heal Team USA athletes. The U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network includes two national and five regional medical centers.
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AlloSource announced the donation of bone allografts to surgeons from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center who traveled to India to perform free surgeries for children afflicted with spine and upper extremity deformities.
The lives of 27 children were greatly improved thanks to a medical team from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The team traveled to Ahmedabad, India for the second year in a row to offer crucial surgeries at no cost to the patients.
AlloSource donated the bone grafts used in the operations on six children with complex spine deformities. The medical team also operated on 21 children with upper extremity deformities. Without surgery, the children with spinal deformities faced potential paralysis. Local surgeons were unable to treat the children due to the complicated nature of their conditions and the high cost associated with the surgeries.
“Because of the hard work of the surgeons, donated tissue made a huge difference in the lives of these children,” said Thomas Cycyota, President and CEO of AlloSource. “We are proud to have provided the bone grafts used in these procedures and we admire the dedication of the team from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.”
The Polio Foundation, a non-profit charity hospital in Ahmedabad, provided assistance during the spine surgeries, which lasted an average of six to eight hours each. Local surgeons and anesthesiologists were on hand to assist with the procedures.
The medical team from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center plans to continue their annual mission trips and provide much-needed, advanced medical care for pediatric patients in identified areas of need in India.
The event provides an opportunity for CSU students and faculty to network with employers in the BioTech industry in Colorado. Speakers at the event will address exciting innovations in the scientific field.
Dr. Wilkins is internationally recognized as an expert on limb preservation, bone and soft tissue tumors and bone transplantation. In addition to his work with AlloSource, Dr. Wilkins serves as an Orthopedic Surgeon for Colorado Limb Consultants, Medical Director for The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk, Chairman and Founder of The Limb Preservation Foundation and Faculty Member at the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center.