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Stem Cell and Platelet Procedures for Hip Conditions

By |February 25th, 2015|

Is The Madison Avenue Statin Myth About to Fall?

statin myth

It’s been an interesting 2015 so far for heart health. We’ve seen the ridiculous notions that eating fatty food makes you fat and that eating cholesterol has anything to do with heart disease both debunked by the U.S. government. Now a new study threatens the […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Latest News, Nutrition|

Dark Chocolate Reduces Heart Attack Clotting Risk

dark chocolate heart attacks

Dark chocolate has been shown to be pretty good for you across multiple studies. Now a new study adds another neat effect  ̶  a reduction in the type of clotting caused by emotional stress responsible for the Monday morning heart attack. This […]

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

Mild Patellofemoral Syndrome and Exercise: Hit the Gym!

exercise improves knee cartilage

Exercise is good for what ails you, but can it help bad cartilage causing kneecap pain? That’s been an open question, but a new study may shed some light. The research suggests that exercise may indeed help mild knee arthritis.

The issue of exercise […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Knee, Latest News|

Back Surgery Options: Why Would You Want a Fusion?

back surgery options

It’s hard for patients to understand that much of the research they read or the advice they’re given by physicians has biases. As someone who has treated patients after low back fusion for the last 20+ years, I came across a research paper yesterday […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Back/lumbar, Latest News|

Chronic Low Back Pain is in Your Back and in Your Brain…

chronic low back pain treatment

People often say that Chronic Low Back Pain, or CLBP is all in your head!  The implication is that the pain is psychological. While the pain certainly isn’t psychological, it turns out that there is some truth to the statement that it is in […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Back/lumbar, Latest News|

The Orthopedic Stem Cell Institute vs. Insta-Tute!

Orthopedic Stem Cell Institute

This past month I’ve seen a number of new trends that seem to fall into two categories-the amniotic stem cell bait and switch and the phenomena of a brand-new, instantly minted Orthopedic Stem Cell Institute or what I call the “Insta-tute”.

By |February 12th, 2015|Latest News|

ACL Surgery Results Impacted by Bone Bruising!

acl surgery results

Most athletes believe that ACL surgery results are great, yet the research generally doesn’t support that view. However, is there a finding on the MRI of patients who injure their ACL that predicts who won’t be able to return to their sport even with […]

By |February 8th, 2015|Knee, Latest News, Sports Injury|

Why Your Shoulder MRI Results may not be Important…

Shoulder MRI results

As I’ve blogged before, patients and physicians often view MRI results like a report from an Oracle, in that they believe it will elucidate all of life’s mysteries. However, the scientific reality is that MRIs are pretty horrible at diagnosing the cause of pain. Now […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Latest News, Shoulder|

Glucosamine and Chondroitin = Celebrex: The University Two Step…

celebrex for knee arthritis

We now have so many studies that show that Glucosamine and Chondroitin (GC) work well for knee arthritis that it’s silly arguing that they don’t work. Now a new study compares the dangerous drug Celebrex and finds it to be equivalent for knee […]

By |January 31st, 2015|Latest News|