The Regenexx Blog

Interesting News on Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine

Fat Stem Cells Fail to Help Shoulder Rotator Cuff Injuries Heal

fat stem cells shoulder

One of the biggest debates in the stem cell field right now is over the role of adipose stem cells versus their cousins derived from bone marrow. While bone marrow stem cells have been used extensively for orthopedic injuries going back to […]

By |October 1st, 2014|Latest News, Shoulder|

Why Most Fat Stem Cells Harvested via Liposuction are DOA…

liposuction anesthetic kills stem cells

Stem cells are very sensitive to certain medications that physicians commonly use. One of the known medication problem areas is local anesthetics. Fat stem cells are harvested via liposuction where large amounts of anesthetic are used. Now a new study shows […]

Leaky Gut and Curcumin: Helping Your Stem Cells and Allergies!

leaky gut and curcumin

Do leaky gut and Curcumin go together? You may have heard the phrase “leaky gut” or perhaps you have no idea what this means. This is an exciting area of medical research centered around your intestine as a barrier between the outside […]

By |September 29th, 2014|Latest News, Nutrition|

Do High Heels cause Arthritis? New Study Says No…

high heels cause arthritis

Can high heels cause arthritis in your knee? Several years ago there was a big dust up in the press about a new study that showed that high heels caused arthritis. Now a new entry in that research shows the opposite-high heels […]

By |September 27th, 2014|Knee, Latest News|

Pain Boards: This is so wrong on so many levels…

medical care system is broken

This week I had to ante up and take a 10 year board re-certification test. While some physicians are pushing back against these once a decade exams, I don’t mind the mental exercise. However, one question from my board review really exemplifies […]

By |September 26th, 2014|Latest News|

The Baby Juice Sales Pitch: Amniotic Stem Cell Review

amniotic stem cell review

This past week I’ve gotten two requests for an amniotic stem cell review. One came from an orthopedic sales rep I know who used the term, “baby juice” in describing what he saw as a clear trend among orthopedic surgeons. The second […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Latest News|

Disc Stem Cell Review: The Hype has Begun: Beware!

disc stem cell review

Looking for a disc stem cell review? The low back disc stem cell bonanza has begun! After about a decade using stem cells in degenerated low back discs, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s possible with our existing technology and […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|Back/lumbar, Latest News|

Why the Side Effects of Lumbar Radiofrequency are Worse than the Relief

side effects of lumbar radiofrequency

Radiofrequency lesioning is a common treatment for chronic back and neck pain. However, the side effects of Lumbar Radiofrequency may be worse than the relief it supplies. Let me explain.

Radiofrquency (RF) treatments for low back pain are known by a […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Back/lumbar, Latest News|

Beware During ACL Surgery Rehab! ACL Surgery Dramatically Impacts the Uninjured Knee!

ACL surgery rehab

Our existing ACL surgery rehab methods focus on returning patients to sports by strengthening and treating the operated knee. The rehab goal is to facilitate the two big reasons that patients who tear their ACL ligaments decide to get surgery: to return to sports […]

By |September 21st, 2014|Knee, Latest News|

#SatStats! Guess Our Research Results and Win!

Regenexx Research Results Contest

It’s #SatStats, our Regenexx Research Results Contest again, and this week the research question is about our advanced registry. Unlike everyone else in this space, we’ve tracked our patient results using standardized questionnaires in a registry for many years. This week’s question is […]

By |September 20th, 2014|Contest, Knee|