Paul Tull was in a motorcycle accident that caused severe hip and knee trauma. While minor surgery and rehabilitation offered initial relief, years later he found himself plagued with chronic pain and arthritis. His mobility was compromised and his work as a CRNA at the local VA hospital became challenging. Paul’s quality of life suffered. He tried physical therapy and steroid injections that didn’t work; he was in constant pain and relied heavily on pain medications. His doctor recommended a total hip replacement, however, being young, this wasn’t an option he wanted to consider. One day Paul saw a local orthopedic surgeon, Mark Miedema, M.D., on television talking about his success with CLARIX FLO, an allograft comprised of both umbilical cord and cryopreserved amniotic membrane tissues. Paul decided to have the minimally invasive injection in his hip and knee and couldn’t be happier with the results. Paul is no longer dependent on pain medications, his quality of life has improved, he is more active, and back enjoying his passion for music.
“[My] quality of life suffered. Over the counter medications were a daily occurrence…and eventually prescription medications. I didn’t want that.”