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Interesting News on Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine

How Important is it to Take a Bone Marrow Aspirate with Guidance?

A doctor discusses the pitfalls of taking a stem sample from the bone marrow without the proper tools.

By |February 1st, 2011|Latest News|

Getting Rid of Shoulder Trigger Points: An Effective Therapy to Help Avoid Shoulder Surgery?

A doctor discusses how a few acupuncture needles may be able to help you avoid shoulder surgery.

By |January 30th, 2011|Latest News, Shoulder|

Platelet Rich Fibrin not Effective for enhancing Rotator Cuff Surgery

A doctor discusses research on the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in shoulder rotator cuff tears.

By |January 17th, 2011|Latest News, Shoulder|

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Surgery Research Review: Does Surgery work Better than No Surgery?

A doctor discusses recent research that shows that shoulder rotator cuff repair surgery may be no more effective than no shoulder surgery.

By |January 13th, 2011|Latest News, Shoulder, Sports Injury|

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear Healing

A doctor discusses that healing a shoulder rotator cuff tear may be helped by activity and hurt by prolonged bracing or immobilization of the shoulder after surgery.

By |January 13th, 2011|Latest News, Shoulder|

Healing a Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear in a Physical Therapist with Stem Cells

A doctor discusses how PRP with stem cells injected into a shoulder rotator cuff tear under imaging guidance helped this partial rotator cuff tear heal and avoid shoulder surgery.

By |January 11th, 2011|Latest News, Regenexx-PL, Regenexx-SCP, Shoulder, Sports Injury|

Shoulder Range of Motion is not Fully Restored by Rotator Cuff Surgery

A physician discusses new research showing that patients don't recover full strength, stability, or range of motion after a shoulder rotator cuff repair surgery performed for a shoulder rotator cuff tear.

By |January 9th, 2011|Latest News, Shoulder|

Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Have Genetic Problems

A doctor discusses why embryonic stem cells and IPS cells have problems that make their mass production potentially worrisome and why using the patient's own adult stem cells is likely allot safer.

By |January 7th, 2011|Latest News|

Fatty Atrophy of the Rotator Cuff can’t be Reversed by Successful Shoulder Surgery

A doctor discusses fatty muscle atrophy in rotator cuff tears and reviews the research showing that this type of muscle weakness predicts a poor recovery from rotator cuff repair surgery. The possible role of stem cell injections in helping this condition is also discussed.

By |January 2nd, 2011|Latest News, Shoulder|

Can you Wait to have a Rotator Cuff Tear Repaired?

A doctor discusses how research on how long shoulder rotator cuff patients can wait before surgery and how this may impact their eventual outcome.

By |January 2nd, 2011|Latest News, Ligament/tendon, Shoulder|