• The foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone

    If you remember those children’s song lyrics, you will march right up the skeleton. The orthopedic message is that what’s happening in your foot and ankle will affect the well-being of your knee and hip. I was reminded of the continuum on Tuesday when a patient I had treated in November of 2017 returned...

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  • News from the International Orthopedics Foundation Annual Meeting

    News from the International Orthopedics Foundation Annual Meeting

    I am sitting at my computer this morning writing the weekly Blog posting and not attending the IOF meeting taking place today in Broomfield, Colorado; yet I am reporting about the meeting. Instead of attending, I am preparing for a week-long ski adventure with my family next week in Vail, Colorado while...

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  • Consumer Reports Report on Stem Cell Therapy

    Consumer Reports Report on Stem Cell Therapy

    The March 2018, edition of Consumer Reports includes an article written by Jenseen Interlandi that is worth the read for both what it does say and the questions it raises. I welcome the critical review of Stem Cell Therapy whenever an article appears because I too am critical of the charlatans, camp...

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  • FDA Compliant Therapies

    For those who may have missed it, I was featured Monday night in a Fox 32 news report presented by Fox News investigative reporter Sylvia Perez. http://www.fox32chicago.com/health/customers-warn-that-doctors-are-scamming-patients-with-fake-stem-cell-claims Regular readers of my Blog are aware of the...

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  • Combining Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint with Subchondroplasty

    Combining Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint with Subchondroplasty

    We now are approaching five-year outcomes regarding the use of Bone Marrow Concentrate for Osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle. Bone Marrow contains Adult Mesenchymal Stem (MSC) cells and Growth Factors. In the beginning, the entire informed consent process focused on the MSC in bone...

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  • Postpone, perhaps avoid joint replacements

    Postpone, perhaps avoid joint replacements

    Last week, we traveled to Israel to celebrate the wedding of our youngest son. Israel became the destination for the event as Eric and Judith had met there while his music business was subcontracting to Coke and Judith led the International Marketing initiatives for Coke. The event took place on July...

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  • When is a Bone Marrow Concentrate Intervention a Failure?

    When is a Bone Marrow Concentrate Intervention a Failure?

    Last week, a patient who had enrolled in the initial Regenexx Stem Cell Clinical Trial for an arthritic knee visited the office for his five year follow up. He had never paid a nickel out of pocket other than obligatory office co-pays for the intervention. Five years after the administration of concentrated...

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  • Optimizing Strategies for the Practice of Interventional Orthopedics

    Optimizing Strategies for the Practice of Interventional Orthopedics

    The FDA again held a meeting to address issues pertaining to Regenerative Medicine. At the conclusion of the meeting, an updated set of guidelines was developed for patient protection in the use of stem cells, growth factors, and platelet rich plasma. While still being interpreted by the Regenerative...

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  • Exercise Prescription and Cellular Orthopedic Intervention

    Exercise Prescription and Cellular Orthopedic Intervention

    Aging is known to contribute to a multitude of systemic changes including those of the musculoskeletal system leading to decreased health, mobility and function. Most changes in well-being are exacerbated by inactivity. It has been scientifically documented that physical activity and exercise may slow...

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  • What does Bone Marrow Concentrate really do?

    What does Bone Marrow Concentrate really do?

    I challenge the reader with this question because it becomes apparent, even the majority of the medical community can’t provide an accurate answer.  There are all kinds of claims and statements running rampant; so today, I will try to make some order out of chaos.  Let me begin with the patient who...

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