Let’s Start the Interview:
The Worlds Times: Please talk to us about your experience in Orthopaedic Sports Injuries.
Dr. Dimitrios Tsoukas: I am an Adjunct Professor of the University Nebraska-Lincoln Usa and an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialized in Sports Injuries and Regenerative Medicine.
I have a big experience in arthroscopic and sports injuries surgery, as I have been the Director of Orthopaedic Sports Injuries Clinics for the last 20 years for the biggest private hospitals in Greece, Doctor in charge for many professional sport clubs, for the National Hellenic Volleyball Team, member of the medical commission of the European Volleyball Confederation and ex Chairman of the Sports Injuries Department of the Hellenic Association of Surgical Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
The Worlds Times: You are the Founder and Director of MIOSMED CENTER.
Dr. Dimitrios Tsoukas: Exactly! Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center MIOSMED ,is the first one in Greece ,established in 2006. Its an officially accredited teaching Center of ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) and ICRS (International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society). We offer to orthopaedic surgeons from all over the world training in advanced arthroscopic, minimally invasive and regenerative medicine techniques.
The Worlds Times: How about regenerative medicine?
Dr. Dimitrios Tsoukas: I started dealing with regenerative medicine on 2014. It was and still is really fascinating because we are trying to repair and not replace issues as we are used as orthopaedic surgeons.
The Worlds Times: What are your credentials?
Dr. Dimitrios Tsoukas: I obtained a certificate of continuing education on “Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine” from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece.
I completed a training at Poland for Adiprep technique of Havest TERUMO BCT, at Imagine Regenerative Clinic, Milan Italy with Prof Carlo Tremolada in adipose tissue stem cells with the Lipogems technique and gradually I became an international instructor of Lipogems, at Barcelona Spain by Regenera Activa company in the amazing technique of autologous auricular cartilage micrografts for joints arthritis and in Istanbul in T-Lab Academy techniques with Prof. Zocchi. I served for 4 years as a member of the Regulatory and Industry Liaison Committee of the International Cartilage Regenaration and Joint Preservation Society, member of the Biologics Alliance an Orthoregeneration Network of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine ( AOSSM) and International Cartilage Regenaration and Joint Preservation Society (ICRS), active member of the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation, International member of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine and member of Scientific Academy T-Lab Regenerative.
The Worlds Times: You are a surgeon who loves innovation.
Dr. Dimitrios Tsoukas: Yes indeed. I have trained doctors in live surgeries using regenerative techniques in Spain, Israel, Azerbaijan, Norway and Cyprus. I am the first orthopaedic surgeon in Greece and in Cyprus who has performed intra articular injections of adipose tissue derived stem cells after belly minor liposuction for arthritic problems using four different techniques: Harvest-Terumo BCT, Arthrex, Lipogems (FDA cleared) and T-LAB, and the first one in Europe after knee liposuction for the same purpose, according the Lipopras technique of the Spanish Company Proteal now FIDIA Spa .Finally, I am the first ever Greek Orthopaedic Surgeon invited to present to the great TOBI (The Orthobiologics Institute) on October 8-9, 2021 USA.
The Worlds Times: What is Elite Regenerative Clinic?
Dr. Dimitrios Tsoukas: It’s a regenerative Clinic we founded in Athens, Greece in January 2022. We are very proud that this clinic became a Center of Excellence and an accredited teaching Center in regenerative procedures, by Lipogems SpA.
The Worlds Times: What do you think is the best way to offer best evidence based regenerative procedures?
Dr. Dimitrios Tsoukas: The whole procedure should be like this, according to my opinion:
1.Biological age test. DNA analysis test.
2.Senolytics before harvesting of stem cells according the results of the tests.
3.Regenerative procedure stem cells or cartilage progenitors with NICHE enrichment.
4.Rehabilitation with personalized protocols. Supplements according personalized tests.
5.PRP injection one, six and one year after stem cells injection for a boosting effect.
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