From when he first appeared on ALL MY CHILDREN as Ryan up to his current role of Drew on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Cameron Mathison has been one of daytime’s hunkiest leading men. So some fans might be surprised to know that when he was just two-and-a-half, the actor was diagnosed with Legg Calve Perthes disease and had to wear leg braces for years. This childhood condition is caused by interruption to the blood supply to the ball part of the hip joint, causing the bone to die. But now he’s teaming up with R3 Stem Cell to hopefully delay a hip replacement or even avoid it altogether.
“I’m super, super excited,” Mathison said in a selfie video he posted to Instagram. “Stem cell treatment. This is incredible. I’ve gone through a lot of health challenges in my life. I was diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease called Legg Calve Perthes disease. I didn’t really walk until I was seven years old. I’ve gone through lots of gut issues, immune system issues, and even a cancer journey a few years ago.
“Anyway,” he continued. “We’ve all got our challenges. I’ve tried so many things and now I’m doing stem cells with Dr. David Green at R3. And I’m very, very excited about it. I’m their brand ambassador. I’m a perfect candidate because I’ve tried everything else. And I’m literally getting ready for hip replacement, which I just don’t want to do at my age. Because I’m so young. And I’m not ready for it.”
Mathison has already begun treatment with stem cells in the hopes of having a fighting chance to postpone his hip replacement or even better, not have to undergo the operation at all. “I got a stem cell injection into my hip,” he reported. “Right into my hip joint. I think 20 million stem cells with some exosomes there. But not only that, I also had an IV stem cell… 60 million stem cells, I believe, 60 billion exosomes. Which can help you in a regenerative way, boosting your immune function, helping your gut lining, and all the things that your body is trying to repair.”
Please join us in wishing Mathison all the best as he begins this new course of treatment, and keep checking back here at SoapsInDepth.com for future updates as he shares them!