A well known maxillofacial and oral surgeon, Dr. Cameron Clokie is the master of bone surgery. Being the founder of Induce Biologics Inc, he is the brains behind musculoskeletal reconstruction. He has some 3 decades working experience in clinical operations and academic dentistry. He has also worked in the University of Toronto as a professor in the field of Maxillofacial Surgery. He Has worked in this field of bone surgery internationally and locally, making presentations and publishing works related to this area of study eventually earning him 25 patent rights internationally and in the United states.
Successes in the field of musculoskeletal reconstruction in Toronto
In Canada, there are several born reconstruction surgeries that have been done. Some of them are part of what will be known as the future of bone reconstruction. Peter Russel is one of the few people who are a living evidence of what Cameron Clarke has done to this field. The 60-years old had his jaw bone seduced by a protein and it eventually grew to 7 cm. this protein triggers growth of adult stem cell and they start developing that that of an infant baby.
Ms. McFarlane was not lucky enough to be a beneficiary of this technological advancement in facial reconstruction. She took a longer time to recover and yet has to undergo another operation to have teeth implants. This is a direct example of how Dr. Cameron Clokie has helped improve this section of surgery. Canada Research in Tissue Engineering chair, Molly Shoichet, has noted that such development is important since the patient was able to grow a lot of bone.
However, this innovative construction is not cheap and does not come easily. The protein needed to trigger jaw bone growth doesn’t come by that easily. The bone material needed is a lot. This has made the operation cost to be so high, going for around 6000$. Dr. Cameron Clokie has however come up with a solution. He has plans underway to have the gene in humans which produce the protein inserted in goat embryos. Through this, goats will have the protein in their milk thus increasing quantity cheaply.
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