Cameron Clokie is a surgeon, entrepreneur, and at his core a scientist. He is a man who is willing to go the extra mile in discovering new treatments. He was the Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Toronto. He stepped down from that position in 2017. He has been the face of that kind of surgery for three decades.
One big thing he wants to do is to revitalize the areas of facial surgery and bone reconstruction. One of the ways he is trying to accomplish this goal is by creating implants that can grow bone material when it is needed. In an article for THe Globe and Mail, Cameron Clokie describes the process and the story of two patients who are living proof that the procedure can work wonders for all kinds of people.
The story begins with the first patient. His name is Peter Russell. He is sixty years old and looks young for his age. He lost some of the bone in his jaw in 2003 when he had a benign tumor. This is where Cameron Clokie comes into play. He has found a way to utilize proteins in adult stem cells to turn into bone tissue. This process could go a long way in helping those with broken facial bones or any other facial skeletal condition. Mr. Russell is one of eight patients who has had the procedure.
The second patient is named Janine McFarlane. She had a benign tumor as well but it swelled to the joint in her jaw. She had a lengthy nineteen-hour surgery where a part of her shin was used to replace the bone in her jaw. She still has another surgery to go but the prognosis so far is looking good for her. The second surgery will take bone from her hip to build her jaw.
These two stories are why Cameron Clokie is that man that he is. He is a man willing to use the most cutting-edge techniques to get the job done. Helping people live better and more fulfilling lives is why he became a surgeon.
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