WAJID BURAD, MD
SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Born and raised in Cancun, Mexico, Wajid Burad, MD gets his medical training and license in the city of Merida, Yucatan. After finishing his sports medicine residency training in 2008, he starts learning musculoskeletal ultrasound in Mexico. He specializes his ultrasound technique in US attending MSKUS courses with Thomas Clark and complements his medical training in musculoskeletal treatments at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 2010 he becomes a student of Jeff Patterson D.O. in Prolotherapy for treatment of myofascial pain.
After his training in Prolotherapy and seeing the beneficial results, he devotes his career to learning and implementing this technic and starts a race to get trained and more skilled. After 2 years of intense learning and practicing Prolotherapy, he becomes an instructor at the University of Wisconsin with Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation and with American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM), where he currently teaches.
Dr. Wajid Burad practices medicine in Cancun, Mexico where he treats patients from all over the world: patients that combine vacationing in Cancun with getting a treatment or patients that are retired in Cancun. His practice is divided between treating patients that practice sports and patients that need arthritic pain management.
The main area of expertise of Wajid Burad, MD is Regenerative sports medicine and orthopaedics, focusing mainly in NON-surgical procedures to restore health to injured or worn out joints (arthritis). The main treatments for this condition would be: Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cells.
To learn more about specialization ofWajid Burad, MD, please continue reading his Curriculum Vitae:
- Medical University
- Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad del Mayab, Mérida Yucatán 1998-2003.
- Hospital General Regional # 12 “Lic. Benito Juárez García” Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). Mérida Yucatán 2002-2003.
- Medical Social Service
- Hospital General de Cancún “Dr. Jesús Kumate Rodríguez” Secretaria de Salud (SESA). Cancún Q. Roo 2003-2004.
- Postgraduate studies
- Sports medicine residency. 2005-2008 Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.
- Musculoskeletal ultrasound post residency program. 2008
Courses and Congresses
Here you can read about some of Wajid Burad medical training outside Mexico.
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- Instructor in annual workshop de la American Association or orthopaedic Medicine. Gulf Breeze Florida. August 2017
- Certification in regenerative interventional medicine by the AAOM. IROM-C April 2017
- 34th Annual Conference and scientific seminar. American Association of orthopaedic medicine AAOM. Seattle, Washington April 2017.
- Medical Examiners of Divers. Undersea and hyperbaric medical society DMAC/EDTCmed level 1. New Orleans Louisiana September 2016
- 33st Annual Conference and scientific seminar. American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine AAOM. Clear water Florida April 2016.
- MSKUS. Ultrasound diagnosis, needle Guidance and Nerve tracking workshop. October 2015. Western Virginia Medical School. Norfolk Virginia. E.U.
- Assistant instructor 32st Annual Conference and scientific seminar. (1st world congress in international regenerative medicine) American Association of orthopaedic medicine. New Orleans, Louisiana, EU. Abril 2015.
- Assistant instructor “Orthopaedic Medicine, restorative injection therapies” Denver, Colorado. August 2014.
- 31st Annual Conference and scientific seminar. American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. Clear water Florida April 2014.
- Instructor in the 2nd Congress of musculoskeletal medicine with the conference: Ultrasound and Prolotherapy of the knee. Buenos Aires Argentina. September 2013.
- Instructor in the Latin Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación. Lima Perú. July 2013
- 30th American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. “Annual Conference and seminar” Phoenix, Arizona April 2013.
- Neuroprolotherapy work shop for Neurogenic inflammation. Oswego Illinois EU. July 2012
- The Anatomy, Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Myofascial Pain with Prolotherapy. October 2012. Madison Wisconsin. E.U. “Faculty and instructor”.
- 29th American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. “21st Century Spine and regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine” Fort Lauderdale, Florida. April 2012.
- Prolotherapy medical mission by the Hackett-Hemwall foundation in La Ceiba, Honduras. March 2012.
- The Anatomy, Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Myofascial Pain with Prolotherapy. October 2010. Madison Wisconsin. E.U.
- Workshop in the Institute of Medical studies and MSKUS. Ultrasound diagnosis and needle Guidance. June 2010. San Diego California. E.U.
- Curso Basico de Ozonoterapia. Centro de Investigaciones del Ozono. May 2010. La Habana, Cuba.
- 19th Annual Meeting. American Medical Society for sports medicine “AMSSM”. April 2010. Cancun México.
- Team Physician course part II. American College of Sports Medicine “ACSM”. February 2009. Orlando, Florida. E.U
- Team Physician course part I. American College of Sports Medicine “ACSM” February 2008. San Antonio, Texas. E.U.
- Hyperbarics International. Recompression therapy of diving accidents, Multiplace chamber operations, Gases life support systems and Medical Equipment in the hyperbaric environment. Key Largo Florida. USA. August 2005.
- Hyperbarics Internacional. Transcutaneous Oximetry. Key Largo Florida, USA. August 2005.
- Clinical director of the AAOM Prolotherapy workshop in Cancun Mexico since 2013, were we have treated over 5000 cases of Prolotherapy in the last 5 years, helping people and training prolotherapist from all over the world.
- Private practice in Olympia “Sports Regenerative Medicine” since November 2008 in Cancun. Q. Roo México.
- Hyperbaric chamber physician in Hospital Galenia since September 2016.
- Team physician of the Cancun professional Baseball “Club Tigres de Quintana Roo” seasons: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
- Team physician of the Cancun professional Basketball team “Pioneros de Quintana Roo” seasons: 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.
- Teacher in the University of medicine in both Medicine and Nutrition with Ergogenics aids and Sports nutrition, Human physiopathology, nosology and musculoskeletal propaedeutic.
- ER physician in “Hospital Americano” of Cancun since November 2004.
What is prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a treatment for painful joints. This treatment focuses on helping your body heal on its own.
Ligaments are bands of elastic tissue that connect joints to each other. Tendons have similar structures but they attach muscle to bone.
Prolotherapy is an effective treatment for the suffering ligaments, tendons and joints. It consists of the injection of “proliferating” solutions as its name implies.
What happens during an injury?
When we suffer an injury for example the knee injury, occurs a period of almost immediate inflammation that we call “acute stage”. During this stage the body sends more blood supply and different types of cells contained in the bloodstream in order to stimulate the healing of the tissue that was damaged during the injury. This process usually takes from a few days to several weeks.
Subsequently, begins a stage that we call “chronic”, in which there is no acute inflammatory data but usually there is pain, joint instability, decreased ranges of motion, edema (swelling), and this period can last from several weeks to more than a year.
What is the conventional treatment of an injury?
Conventional treatments for injuries in the musculoskeletal system focus on management with anti-inflammatory drugs, examples of which are diclofenac, naproxen, sulindac, meloxicam, celecoxib, indomethacin, ketoprofen, etc.
Anti-Inflammatories have side effects such as cartilage toxicity, gastritis and gastric ulcer between much more.
It is important to understand that the inflammatory response that happens in our body is necessary and to limit it or to suppress it with anti-inflammatories in many occasions is not the correct way to go. During the inflammation process occurs a greater blood supply to the affected area and this brings with it a local increase in the number of repairing cells for the damaged tissue. These cells help the cleaning and restoration of tissues because this process limits the damage, new collagen is being synthesized and the tissues heal and return to being functional.
How does prolotherapy work?
Prolotherapy treatment is the stimulation of the proliferation of healthy tissue.
This occurs by injecting into the affected area with proliferating solutions such as dextrose, sodium morrhuate , glycerol and phenol. These solutions, when placed in the injured area stimulate transient inflammation and arrival of repair cells and collagen synthesis, causing a decrease in pain and increase in joint stability.
What can I expect during prolotherapy treatment?
Generally, prolotherapy is not painful procedure, however it is being performed under local anesthesia. In the next few hours post to the treatment an inflammation of the treated area is to be expected and this inflammation can last approximately 72 hours. This is the reason why we recommend rest from 48 to 72 hours.
After this, the pain will gradually but steadily decrease during the next 4 weeks, when a new evaluation must be performed in order to weigh the results of the treatment.
In general, a patient needs between 3 to 6 sessions of prolotherapy, as long as gradually improving between sessions.
What results are to be expected from prolotherapy?
As a general guideline, patients report between 80 and 100% of a pain improvement with no tendency to return, others present a 50% of only pain improvement. Most patients are within one of these 2 groups.
Other group of patients report that the pain is reduced just a little and that it tends to return and like any type of treatments, some report not having improvement at all.
Is important to mention that when a patient feels no improvement is usually because the body is not responding properly to the proliferant solution, this usually happens in periods when the body is going through a low immunologic response. When this happen is important to check out why this is happening. Usually diabetes and some other immunologic illnesses are the guilty of this.
Other thing that can happen is that the diagnosis is not correct and the treatment has to be surgical, this is why it important to first of all do a full comprehensive physical exam, ultrasound, MRI if needed and then starting with treatment.
Who is candidate to receive prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy can be done in wide range of patients because its safety and kindness. From 9 year old children with Osggod Schlatter disease or Sinding Larsen Johansen were cartilage injuries occur during growing peaks combined with sports all the way to 80 years old people with degenerative arthritis.
Most of the usual candidates are people with pain in neck, shoulder, ribs, sternum, elbow, hands, fingers, dorsal spine, lowback, hips, knee, ankle and foot. The pain can happen because of sprains, luxations, falls, post surgery whiplash from motor vehicle accident, etc.
Prolotherapy is a safe, simple, effective and elegant procedure.
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Super-Concentrated Platelets Help Accelerate Healing of Injured Tissues
PRP is a next-generation injection procedure commonly used to treat the following conditions:
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Shoulder, Hip and Spine
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
- ACL Injuries
- Pelvic Pain and Instability
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Ankle Sprains
- Ligament Sprains
How Does PRP Help Heal The Body?
- The body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells
- Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells
- PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly into the area in need
- To create PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The process is handled manually by a lab technician, producing higher concentrations of platelets and a much more pure concentration of the beneficial blood components
- The PRP is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the healing process
- Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a low risk of allergic reaction
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The procedure typically takes a couple of hours, including preparation and recovery time. Performed safely in a medical office, PRP therapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery. In fact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.
How Often Should the Procedure is done?
This will be discussed between you and your physician. Up to three injections may be given within a six-month time frame. However, a large number of people gain considerable to complete relief after the first or second injection.
What are the Expected Results?
Because the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it could prove to have lasting results. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. Research studies and clinical practice have shown PRP therapy to be very effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. Both ultrasound and MRI images have shown definitive tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing process. The need for surgery can also be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.
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