Is the ITB Connected to the Lateral Meniscus?
You would think that in the early 21st century we would have figured out everything there is to know about the human knee, but you would be wrong. In fact, it was just a few years ago that the anterior lateral ligament was discovered. How is that possible? Because… Read More
UCL Treatment Failures and the Difference Between Surgical and Interventional Orthopedics
Last week an article was published in the LA Times about some high-profile failures of stem cell UCL treatment and the subsequent need for Tommy John surgery. I read the piece and chuckled a bit because I knew why these cases likely failed. Let me explain. What Is the… Read More
Outside Ankle Pain? What Could Be Wrong?
Outside Ankle Pain? Outside ankle pain is common. So what’s here that could be causing your pain? How should this be diagnosed? Let’s dive in. What’s Here? There are few things that can cause outside ankle pain. First, this is where the peroneus brevis… Read More
Interventional vs Surgical Orthopedics for Stem Cell Knee ACL Repair
I love LinkedIn as a platform for physicians to debate various issues back and forth, especially in this emerging field of regenerative orthopedic care and interventional versus surgical orthopedics. One of the things that came up this week is that while we invented and continue to publish on… Read More
New Research: Your Achilles Tendon Is an Efficient and Twisted Mess
As a physician, like every other doctor, I was taught that the Achilles was the biggest single tendon in the human body. The first day of medical school I was also told that half of everything they would teach me would eventually be proven wrong. So this past… Read More
Why a Normal MRI Report May Be an Increasingly Dangerous Thing…
We see patients every day who have normal MRI’s and pain and patients who have abnormal MRI’s and little pain. I’ve blogged about this extensively. Given that, for orthopedic imaging, a well-trained and observant physician can usually find more than the reading radiologist and also knows where to… Read More
What Does It Mean When Your Knee Goes Back Too Far? Meet the PCL
Knee Goes Back Too Far? You might not even notice that your knee goes back too far on one side. Maybe it’s just a little bit that only others will notice or maybe it’s enough to catch your attention. Today I’d like… Read More
Loose Hip Joint? It Could be Your Ligamentum Teres
Loose Hip Joint? Since we invented orthopedic stem cell injections at Rergenexx, we still do a lot of inventing. Our physicians are constantly innovating so that we can replace invasive surgeries with precise injections. This morning I’d like to discuss how a precise X-ray guided… Read More
Arthritis from Injury to a Joint: Can It Be Prevented?
Our entire medical-care system has been trained through decades of trying to control costs to simply ignore small injuries. However, here’s the thing: these small injuries can become big problems if left untreated. In fact, all severe arthritis likely starts with a small injury to the cartilage or… Read More
Sleep-Deprived Young Athletes May Be More Prone to Sports Injuries
A new school year is starting. If you’re like most parents, your teens have been on a summer sleep schedule that consists of staying up obnoxiously late and waking up just in time for lunch. However, now comes the massive disruption known as the first day of… Read More