Article by Alexis Arnold, WHAM Rochester, New York
March 14, 2016
A Super Bowl champion was at the University of Rochester Medical Center last week, but not for a friendly drop-in.
A first-of-its-kind stem cell procedure could help Chris White get back on the gridiron.
White played with the New England Patriots from 2013-2014 and the Buffalo Bills from 2011-2012 as a linebacker.
Being a linebacker means your body takes a beating.
“It takes a lot on your body, it’s a physical sport,” White said. “I had a lot pain. It hurt for probably a year and a half. I finally popped something in my final game.”
After multiple surgeries, it was a recommendation and research that led him to URMC’s Chief of Sports Medicine, Dr. Michael Maloney.
The unique surgery used White’s own stem cells to repair his damaged knee.