Hip Labral Tear Recovery Without Surgery: The Bright Shiny Object Syndrome
Live With jewellery designer Suman Bakshi - She’s a wild one! Orthopedic surgery suffers from what I call the “bright shiny object” syndrome. What is this? It’s the cause of countless unneeded and invasive surgeries and treatments… Read More
Labrum Tear on Your MRI? It May Not Be Related to Your Hip Pain
Orthopedic surgeons have created yet another mass hysteria in patients over this issue of hip labrum tears. I have spoken with hundreds of patients over the last 5–10 years who are absolutely terrified about a small tear on an MRI image observed by a radiologist after they developed… Read More
Will a Hip Replacement Lower My Risk of Falls?
It’s hard to imagine when you’re young and healthy, but the single biggest cause of death among otherwise healthy elderly people is falling. Hence, fall prevention is a big deal. Researchers recently set out to discover whether getting your hip replaced would help reduce falls. What they found… Read More
Is Hip PAO Surgery a Bad Idea?
Hip PAO Surgery Complications I have my list of surgeries that when I first learned of them, my reaction was, “They did what to you!?” Hip PAO surgery has been on that list for years. Why? Its goal is to replace the need for a… Read More
Osteonecrosis Treatment Without Surgery? This Is a Tough One…
Yesterday, I treated a patient at our licensed Grand Cayman advanced practice site who had at least 11 sites of a dreaded disease known as osteonecrosis. Her disease is so severe that she fractured her knee femur bone just by using a kickboard for a single lap in… Read More
RIP Hip Impingement Surgery?
OK, let’s be honest here. The research base behind the world’s most common orthopedic surgical procedures is blowing up or, more accurately, falling down. It’s been an absolutely awful run for common procedures like knee debridement, meniscectomy, rotator cuff repair, and other common surgeries that make up many billions in… Read More
A Hip AVN Stem Cell Scam
Hip AVN Osteonecrosis Stem Cell Scam As you might have noticed, I’ve started a new “Stem Cell Botched” series, the goal of which is to educate patients and physicians about the difference between high-quality, regenerative interventional orthopedics and just bad care… Read More
My New “Stem Cell” Botched Series
Hip Stem Cell Treatment Gone Wrong I really like the plastic surgery show “Botched.” Great medical commentary mixed with crazy stories. Given that we’re world experts in the field of orthopedic stem cell injection procedures and given that there’s an incredible… Read More
Are All Hip Replacement Devices Associated with Pseudotumors?
A few years back, I blogged on a research study that looked at masses that were associated with metal-on-metal hip replacement surgeries called pseudotumors. However, now new research shows that these awful side effects may be more common than anyone realized and occur with other types of… Read More
Hip Labrum Tear Stem Cell Procedure: It’s What We Do Every Day
With all of the magic stem cell clinics popping up willing to hook you up to an IV or give you a blind injection of dead amniotic or cord “stem cells,” it’s sometimes hard for patients to understand just how different what we do every day at Regenexx… Read More