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Knee Replacement Surgery and Alzheimer’s Disease: Does Knee Replacement Surgery Cause Brain Injury?

Knee Replacement Surgery and Alzheimer's Disease

Are knee replacement surgery and Alzheimer’s disease linked? Our knowledge of brain injury has exploded in the past 10 years, led in large part by the recognition that sports like football and boxing can permanently injure the brain. As […]

By |July 29th, 2014|Knee, Latest News|

The Fat Stem Cell Bait and Switch?

fat stem cell bait and switch

This past week I received a communication from a medical provider asking about the regulatory status of his “fat stem cell therapy”. While what he was doing wasn’t the production of a drug in this country, he also wasn’t using […]

Knee Replacement Allergies? If You’re Allergic to Four or More Things You’re Likely to Have More Pain

Knee Replacement Allergy

Is it possible have knee replacement allergies?

The past few years we have seen numerous studies discuss that the components of knee replacement prostheses can cause allergies. In fact, one study concluded that being allergic to certain types of […]

By |July 24th, 2014|Knee, Latest News|

Diet and Arthritis? Taking Fish Oil Counteracts the Arthritis Effects of Bad Fats

diet and arthritis

Are diet and arthritis linked? There’s an immense amount of research on fish oil as an anti-inflammatory and a substance that seems to help reduce heart disease risk. An interesting study puts a new twist on the fish oil and arthritis research. This […]

Are There Glucosamine Types? Is a Tiny Chemical Difference Important?

glucosamine types

Glucosamine is a supplement commonly used to treat arthritis. However, the clinical research has been all over the map, with some studies showing nice efficacy for those with maladies such as knee arthritis, and other studies showing little benefit in real patients. There is likely […]

Checking the Facts about Fat Stem Cell Therapies: Breaking Down the Slick Marketing

facts about fat stem cell therapies

The Facts About Fat Stem Cell Therapies…

A Regenexx Network physician recently sent me marketing materials from a fat stem cell company that were being sent to him by a patient. The patient has severe hip arthritis and based on […]

Dr. Chris Centeno on the History of Regenexx

Regenexx History by Dr. Chris Centeno Regenexx began in 2005, when I noticed a research paper that used mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to repair degenerated discs in rabbits. The concept was exciting, as the paper showed that even badly degenerated discs could be made new again by injecting stem cells. At the time, our clinic […]

By |July 11th, 2014||

The Passion of Chris Centeno


Chris Centeno

 This week I received an email from a longstanding patient who came across this article and couldn’t understand how it was that she had never seen it before.  She asked me to put it out there as she felt that it accurately portrayed not […]

By |July 11th, 2014|FDA, Latest News|

What Triathlete Knee Pain? Grateful Triathlete Uses Own Stem Cells to Help Knee

triathlon knee pain

Triathlete knee pain can sideline the best of them, especially in the running or cycling portions of the event. All too often, triathletes opt for invasive surgical quick fixes that leave them with more knee arthritis in the long run. We’ve been treating […]

Back Pain and Extra Weight: Are You Wrecking Your Low Back?

back pain and extra weight

Do back pain and extra weight correlate? The research on the topic has traditionally been mixed, but more recent studies seem to be drawing a firmer connection. In fact, several out this past few months show that extra weight is damaging your […]