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Interesting News on Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine

Goodbye for now from Grand Cayman…

Regenexx Cayman

 

I’ve been seeing patients this past week at Regenexx Cayman, our advanced stem cell site in Grand Cayman. Above is an animated GIF that says it all…I’ll be back in July!

The Regenexx-C procedure is not approved by the US FDA and is only offered in […]

By |March 28th, 2015|Regenexx-C|

When is Knee Surgery Necessary?

Here’s a video this morning entitled, “When is knee surgery necessary?” This one was inspired by a 2012 study of the Framingham Osteoarthritis data that showed that many common things found on knee MRI such as bone spurs, holes in the cartilage, and meniscus tears occur as much in patients […]

By |March 28th, 2015|Latest News|

Glucosamine/Chondroitin as an Anti-inflammatory

glucosamine/chondroitin anti-inflammatory

Most people think of Glucosamine and it’s cousin Chondroitin as something to take for arthritis. In fact, most of the research to date on these two have been focused on their ability to help provide nutrition for cartilage. However, most people don’t know that the Glucosamine/Chondroitin […]

By |March 27th, 2015|Latest News, Nutrition|

New Research: Fat Stem Cells Bad for Back Discs

fat stem cells bad for back discs

There are many clinics using fat stem cells for whatever ails you, including some clinics that are injecting these cells into degenerated discs. However, the vast majority of the promising research into stem cells to help low back discs has […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Back/lumbar, Latest News|

Orthopedic Urban Myths: Lost Cartilage = Pain

lost cartilage = pain

This morning I decided to start a series on what I call Orthopedic Urban Myths. What I’ll concentrate on are things that seem true because they’re widely believed by physicians and consequently patients, but when you dig into the medical research, turn out […]

By |March 25th, 2015|Knee, Latest News|

Hip Labrum Surgery Results: Can Injections Replace Surgery?

hip labrum surgery results

Can you get hip labrum surgery results without the surgery? We’ve been using precise platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections for hip labral tears for many years with promising outcomes. This data has been reported as part of the larger […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Hip, Latest News|

Avoid Osteonecrosis Surgery with Stem Cell Injections?

osteonecrosis avoid surgery

Is it possible to avoid Osteonecrosis surgery? Osteonecrosis is a bad disease where the bone begins to die off. It often means certain surgery, either to ream out the dead bone or to replace the joint. However, can this dreaded disease be treated simply […]

By |March 23rd, 2015|Ankle, AVN/Osteonecrosis, Hip, Latest News, Regenexx-SD|

Understanding Inflammation Can Help Your Arthritis

understanding inflammation

Most patients have heard of the term “inflammation” and know it means swelling. They’ve even seen some news pieces that show that it’s generally bad. However, most patients don’t understand that a simple blood test can measure inflammation and whether it’s making their arthritis worse. A new […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Latest News, Nutrition|

Neck Fusion Complications: Getting Fused Without the Curve

neck fusion complications

What’s a big and easily preventable cause of neck fusion complications? The curve of someone’s neck is often ignored in medicine, as the focus is usually on procedures like surgery for chronic pain. However, our understanding of the importance of this curve has been […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Latest News, Neck/Cervical|

Can You Treat a Meniscus Tear Without Surgery?

By |March 20th, 2015|Knee, Knee Procedure Outcomes, Latest News, Regenexx-PL Disc, Regenexx-SD|