An excellent Joint Preservation Congress was held recently in Warsaw focused on the latest innovations to conserve and restore joint function. Professor Caplan’s insight into mesenchymal stem cells, a lifetimes work was greatly appreciated. The pericytes concentrated around the small vessels in fat would appear to have a prominent role. Dinner with Faculty encouraged a sharing of experience over a compulsory vodka shot between traditional delicious Polish dishes.
Above: Professor Caplan
There was considerable interest in the InternalBrace and a local knee expert explained that his practice had been transformed after hearing about the InternalBrace. He kindly presented me with a wobble board which is used for rehab which he had decorated with the boat he helped to crew in the Sydney to Hobart race this year.
Above: Polish surgeon who is now internally bracing and repairing ACL’s. Presented a balance board with a picture of his boat as a thankyou
Above: It was a delight to meet Anna Harkowska, a Para-Oympian, who won silver at the London Olympics several weeks after her shoulder was secured with the InternalBrace.
For more photographs from the Congress flick through the gallery below