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The Regenexx Blog

Interesting News on Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine

Does an Active Mommy Make Baby’s Stem Cells Better?

exercise pregnancy

What an expectant mother should eat, how much weight they should gain, what type of childbirth is best and how much and what type of exercise they should be getting, has changed like fashion over the years. And while we know exercise has an incredible list […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Latest News|

Stem Cells and Bone on Bone Arthritis

I often get asked about stem cells and bone on bone arthritis, i.e. can a stem cell injection help patients with severe knee arthritis? After all, surgeons often use the term “bone on bone” to describe these patients, a situation that sounds frightening. Jim from Pittsburgh was one of those patients, […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Knee, Knee Procedure Outcomes, Latest News, Regenexx-SD|

Is Being Prone to Injury a Genetic Thing?

prone to injury

Everyone knows someone who always seems to be getting injured, and, someone who puts great demands on their body who never seems to get injured.  There are all kinds of reasons for this, many of which have been discussed in this blog, from good […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Latest News|

Can Stem Cells Help Muscle Atrophy?

Interesting new review paper on how stem cells interact with FAP cells in muscle to reduce or cause muscle atrophy. Video above…enjoy!

By |July 26th, 2015|Latest News|

New Cholesterol Drug “Breakthrough”?

new cholesterol drug

In 2013 the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology dismantled their silly non-science based stance that a high level of “bad” LDL cholesterol on a blood test was a risk factor for heart disease. However, a tried and true Madison Avenue pseudoscience […]

By |July 25th, 2015|Latest News|

Don’t Gain Weight Before or After Knee Replacement Surgery!

BMI affects knee replacement outcome

Based on simple physics, patients with a higher BMI put more physical stress on their knees. But what about knee replacements? Is it possible that BMI affects knee replacement outcome?  How about Total Knee Replacement postoperative pain, and function? Depuy Orthopaedics, a knee replacement […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Knee, Latest News|

CRISPR: The Equivalent of the Internet Modem in Genetics and How It Will Change Everything…


If you’re like most Americans, you likely think CRISPR is a misspelled quality of bacon or potato chips, not a game changer. Or you may have missed it, hidden in plain sight by it’s cryptic acronym. It’s likely the equivalent of the Internet modem in genetics, […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Latest News|

Does Using PRP in Knee Arthroscopy Improve Outcome?

PRP in Knee Arthroscopy

There is a new trend developing in orthopedic surgery…the addition of PRP in knee arthroscopy. Given the healing potential of PRP, is surgical outcome improved by adding it at the time of surgery? New research suggests it might.

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, […]

By |July 21st, 2015|Knee, Latest News|

Back Fusion Outcome: Fusion Leads to Dead Multifidus

back fusion outcome

Decisions in Medicine like most things are based on risk vs. benefit.  There are life saving procedures and surgeries where the answer is clear, but in non emergency situations, are we doing greater good than harm?  A new study looks at the potential damage done […]

By |July 20th, 2015|Back/lumbar, Latest News|

SI Joint Fusion Surgery Side Effects: This is a Dumb Idea

si joint fusion side effects

The sacroliac joint (SI) has always been a controversial topic in medicine. How to effectively treat patients with chronic SI joint problems has also been a mystery to many physicians. A new take on an old and defrocked surgery called SI Joint […]

By |July 19th, 2015|Back/lumbar, Latest News, SI (sacroiliac) Joint, Side Effects|