• The Subchondroplasty Procedure for Bone Marrow Lesions; what is it and when is it indicated?

    Assume that you schedule an office assessment for knee pain, altered function and a slight limp. I complete the examination and review the radiograph only to find it “normal”. The examination excludes referral from the low back and hip so the next step is an MRI. 48 hours later I am able to diagnose...

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  • On Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Concentrate and Non-unions of Bones

    On Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Concentrate and Non-unions of Bones

    With all of our attention directed to arthritis, patients need to be reminded of the continued successes we are experiencing when using Bone Marrow Concentrate in fractures that fail to heal. When a fracture fails to heal in the expected average time, that is a Delayed Union. When it looses the ability...

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  • Stem Cells aid in fracture healing

    Stem Cells aid in fracture healing

    Musculoskeletal Care of the Mature Athlete While the majority of fractures will heal with established treatment methodologies, be they operative or non-operative; about 15% will never heal (non-union) or take forever to heal (delayed-union). Recognized causes of delayed and non-union include excessive...

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  • I have arthritis. Give me Bone Marrow Concentrate or Give me a Joint Replacement

    I have arthritis. Give me Bone Marrow Concentrate or Give me a Joint Replacement

    Orthopedic Care of the Mature Athlete The established practice leading to a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis is based on evidence of joint pain and/or reduced space between articulating bone surfaces on X-Ray. That loss of space in the radiograph is attributed to thinning of opposing articular cartilages...

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