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Interesting News on Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine

Cost May Be One Reason to Look for A Knee Replacement Alternative

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How much does a knee replacement cost? I don’t usually quote financial sites on this blog, but this one just did such a great job of putting the outrageous costs of knee or hip replacement in perspective, I couldn’t resist. At more than 50K, cost […]

By |May 7th, 2014|Knee, Latest News|

If Your Knee Replacement Really Hurts, Can You Blame Your Parents?

knee replacement pain genetic

We’re just starting to understand how different we all are. In the 1960s and even when I graduated medical school in the 80s, physicians believed that all of their patients were the same. In fact, much of our current regulatory SNAFUs regarding cell therapies […]

By |September 3rd, 2013|Latest News|

Knee Replacement Recovery: New Study Shows that Many Patients are in Severe Pain

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Knee replacement surgery recovery is a big deal. After all, the surgery involves the amputation of the knee joint and then the insertion of a prosthesis. As a result, knee replacement has been associated with side effects like a massive increase […]

By |August 28th, 2013|Knee, Latest News|

Knee Replacement Cost: Prices Soar as the Outcomes Drop and the Complications Mount


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What does a knee replacement cost? There was a great New York Times article on Sunday that reported that patients without insurance (and some with insurance), as being priced out of knee or hip replacement surgeries. One of the […]

By |August 7th, 2013|Hip, Knee, Latest News, Regenexx-SD|

Faster Partial Knee Replacement Recovery for Young and Active Patients? Not so fast…

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Faster partial knee replacement recovery is often touted as the rationale for why someone would want to replace only half their knee versus a total knee replacement. However, the research of the last few years hasn’t been kind to […]

By |August 3rd, 2013|Knee, Latest News|

Knee Replacement Allergy: Allergic to the Cement after 4 Surgeries on the Same Knee

knee replacement allergyCan you have a knee replacement allergy? Awhile back I blogged on knee placement and the studies showing that a good number of patients are allergic to various components of the prosthesis. A few weeks ago there […]

By |July 3rd, 2013|Knee, Latest News|

Regenexx-SD Stem Cell Knee and Hip Replacement Alternative Data vs Surgery


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How does the Regenexx-SD Stem Cell Knee and Hip Replacement Alternative stack up to knee and hip replacement surgery?  As you may recall, I blogged a while back on the new data collected by orthopedic surgeon and Chicago […]

By |June 20th, 2013|Hip Procedure Outcomes, Knee Procedure Outcomes, Regenexx-SD|

A Tale of Two Siblings and A Knee Replacement Alternative at One Year Out

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There are many younger patients these days that find themselves needing a knee replacement, This morning I’d like to write about a brother and a sister who both found themselves in that precarious situation. The 57 year old brother (GM) is our […]

By |April 2nd, 2013|Knee, Knee Procedure Outcomes, Latest News|

Another Reason to look for a Knee Replacement Alternative: Who knew the Knee Bone was Connected to the Ankle Bone?

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Might there be other reasons to seek out a knee replacement alternative other than the fact that a surprising high number of patients still have knee pain despite knee replacement? How about one you would have never […]

By |December 28th, 2012|Knee, Latest News|

Largest Knee Arthritis X-ray Study Shows Bone Spurs Predict need for Knee Replacement-Maybe…

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In our practice we call knee replacement the surgical amputation of the knee joint with insertion of a prosthesis. Why? It’s a very big surgery with a 1 in 10 chance of serious, life changing complications; and a very good reason for […]

By |July 17th, 2012|Knee, Latest News|