Stem cell therapy now available in central Ohio!

Dr. Joe Ruane, Medical Director of McConnell Spine, Sport & Joint Physicians is pleased to bring mesnechymal stem cell therapy, also known as cellular medicine or orthobiologic therapy, to the McConnell Spine, Sport & Joint Center.


McConnell Spine, Sport & Joint Physicians were among the first in the area to offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and will be offering stem-cell treatments as the next optioin in the rapidly expanding field of regenerative orthopedic medicine. This treatment option is for active adults who are no longer find relief from traditional treatments, or may be hoping to avoid surgery.


Orthobiologic treatment takes healthy cells from your own body with a high potential to regenerate tissue, and injects the cells into the injured area of your body, enabling your body to better heal itself.  Mesenchymal stem cells are the specific cells used in orthopedic treatments. Theses cells have the potential to help your body’s ability to naturally repair muscle, bone, joint and soft tissue.


Mesenchymal stem cell therapy can be helpful for active adults experiencing:
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder, or elbow
  • Soft tissue sports injuries that will not heal
  • Chronic tendinitis, now better known as “tendinopathy”
  • Rotator cuff tears

“I have been watching the field of orthobiologics grow and mature for several years, and it is now being offered by reputable providers across the country,” Dr. Ruane said. “It is considered the future of musculoskeletal medicine and we need to push forward into this exciting area.”


Dr. Ruane’s training and certification:

  • Faculty Lecturer and Physician Trainer:
    • The Regenerative Medicine Training Institute; Jupiter Florida
    • American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Annual Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Seminar
    • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Fellow’s Conference
  • Active Member American Association of Orthopedic Medicine
  • Primary Investigator in Clinical Research – Effectiveness of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Certified: Registered in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®)
  • Board Eligible - AMERICAN BOARD OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
  • First in Central Ohio to perform ultrasound guided percutaneous tenotomy
  • Over 8 years of experience in platelet rich plasma treatments
  • More than 100 hours of training in stem cell therapy science and application
  • Co-Founder OhioHealth Sports Medicine Institute
  • Head Team Physician – NHL Columbus Blue Jackets

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call (614) 566-3810