What does the knee meniscus do?
A doctor explains knee meniscus function in terms of stem cell repair of the meniscus. Read More
Adult Stem Cells Now!
Should the FDA stand in the way of millions who could benefit from safe adult stem cell therapy now? Read More
New Stem Cell Policies
I get asked allot if the changes in government policies on embryonic stem cell research changes affects us in any way. While this new government policy is great news for patients, since we’ve only been using the patent’s own adult stem cells, it doesn’t… Read More
The Ultimate Complement
Recently, after a review of the patients we were seeing for the Regenexx-C procedure, I noticed that a high number were health care providers or linked to health care providers (doctors, nurses, physical therapists, etc…). Why? As I thought about this, it was clear that… Read More
Should a marrow draw be painful?
A bone marrow aspirate involves using a needle to take a sample of whole marrow (looks like thick blood) from the back of the hip area (PSIS). When we first started this medical procedure, we assumed that a bone marrow aspiration must be a very painful process. As a… Read More
When OCD doesn’t mean Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD is a medical abbreviation for osteo-chondral defect. It literally means “bone-cartilage” defect. The term has come to mean a “hole” in the cartilage, mostly found at the end of the femur bone in the knee. The term can be confusing, as the OCD abbreviation is also used for… Read More
Cartilage is “Alive”…
I’ve been spending time catching up on imaging analysis of our >12 month research patient follow-ups (mostly 1-2 years out from their procedure), so expect to see more posted here this next few days-weeks. The cartilage in the knee is interesting stuff. It’s made of cells that were once thought… Read More
Making Cartilage Better on MRI
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) are a precursor to chondrocytes. This means that they can change into cartilage cells. The research on cartilage repair using MSC’s has exploded in recent years. A National Library of Medicine search this morning reveals over 1,000 research papers on the topic. While you may… Read More
Stem Cells and Disc Repair
A Japanese researcher named Sakai, captured my interest in Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC’s). He published a work in 2003 that I picked up on in the summer of 2005. I was hooked. In this study he created a degenerated disc by using a “stab model”, meaning he stuck a… Read More
Multiple Sclerosis and Stem Cells
A doctor discusses multiple sclerosis and stem cells. Read More