Project Title: Surgery Plan B

Client: Mountain Life Magazine

Stem cell treatments – only recently available in Canada – have been eliminating the need for orthopedic surgeries for many patients in the United States for the last decade.

Dan Kaminski heard the tell-tale ‘pop’ of a torn ACL in his right knee when he went down skiing last winter. Having blown his left knee previously he immediately knew that his options for repair were dismal. “A lot of doctors won’t choose to do surgery until you fully tear your ACL. The doctor did say I could go back to skiing after a bunch of rehab and getting my knee strong, but I wouldn’t have been able to do the things I wanted to and her feeling was that ‘when it goes it goes.’”