NFL player has first-of-its-kind stem cell procedure

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.

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