Liveyon PURE: More Expensive than Gold, but No Mesenchymal Stem Cells?
The entire “birth tissue in a vial” industry is based off one simple concept. As a doctor, you’re not buying a bottle of amniotic fluid or cord blood; you’re buying a vial of large numbers of young stem cells. This is why 1 cc of this stuff sells for… Read More
Losing Weight May Slow the Progression of Knee Arthritis
If being overweight can cause arthritis, does losing weight help? Turns out that carrying extra pounds causes more than just more force on the knees. It also impacts a variety of other arthritis-causing mechanisms. The Close Relationship Between Obesity and Knee Arthritis Obesity and knee arthritis seem to go… Read More
Rotator Cuff Stem Cells More Likely to Become Fat than Muscle?
Some patients with rotator cuff tears have a problem that most don’t know exists. Their rotator cuff muscle begins to atrophy and when this happens, surgical repairs are less likely to be successful. So what causes this issue is a big deal. Now, new research shows that the problem… Read More
Can Exercise Delay the Onset of Dementia?
Is exercise a proven way to treat dementia? The studies on this one have been all over the map. This morning let’s delve into one that supports the idea that exercise helps cognitive decline. My Experiences with Dementia I still remember the first time I met a patient with… Read More
More Research Published That Amniotic Products are Dead Tissue
One of the biggest scams in the wild west of stem cell therapy right now is providers and sales reps claiming that amniotic fluid products have many young and viable stem cells. We first tested this theory back in 2015 and were lambasted by birth tissue vendors for reporting… Read More
Stem Cell Viability 101 for Physicians
One of the most confusing areas for doctors and patients alike is the idea of what data indicates viable and functional stem cells in frozen umbilical cord and amniotic products. Most have no idea what to make of numbers thrown around by vendors, and many are easily confused. So if… Read More
New Research: Low Back Fusion Surgeries Are Ineffective
Low back fusion in medicine is one of those procedures that some doctors have come to hate. Why? While a handful of patients do fine, many become lifelong patients with new problems caused by the procedure. So I have to say that I’m happy that the research has finally… Read More
My Brother’s Messed Up Patellar Tendon and Stem Cells
My brother has been a lifelong runner. So when he ruptured his patellar tendon playing tennis and then had it surgically repaired, the big question was whether he could return to running. The answer? Not until some stem cell help. Let me explain. The Patellar Tendon The patellar tendon attaches… Read More
More Marrow Cellutions Craziness
One of the more interesting gimmicks of the past few years has been a device called Marrow Cellutions (MC). This is a device that purports to harvest bone marrow to maximize the number of stem cells, but every single test performed by the company that compares it against another method… Read More
Shoulder Dislocation Surgery Pros and Cons?
What are the shoulder dislocation surgery pros and cons? If you’ve dislocated your shoulder and you see a surgeon, most will argue that you need surgery to fix the bone trauma, labrum, and ligaments. However, do you really need this procedure? Here we’ll explore all of your options as… Read More