• 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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  • Surgery, Stem cells or Physical therapy for a Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis

    Surgery, Stem cells or Physical therapy for a Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis

    “Whether arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for symptomatic patients with a meniscal tear and osteoarthritis results in better functional outcomes than physical therapy alone is uncertain.” The above article appeared in the May, 2013 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine but is still a subject...

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  • “Exercise linked to reduced risk of several cancers”

    “Exercise linked to reduced risk of several cancers”

    From the AMA Morning Rounds May 16, 2016 Today’s Medical News Prepared Exclusively for You Leading News “Exercise linked to reduced risk of several cancers” ABC World News Tonight (5/16, story 11, 0:25, Muir) reported, “The National Cancer Institute confirms that moderate exercise, all the...

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  • Is a lower function score after a Cellular Orthopedic intervention because of your lumbar spine?

    Although Orthobiologics and Cellular Orthopedic interventions generally result in excellent pain relief and return to or maintenance of a high degree of function, approximately 20 percent of patients have persistent functional deficits that affect their quality of life as I have learned after review...

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  • Hamstring injuries and Regenerative Medicine

    Hamstring muscle injuries — such as a “pulled hamstring” — occur frequently in athletes. They are especially common in athletes who participate in sports that require sprinting, such as track, soccer, and basketball. A pulled hamstring or strain is an injury to one or more of the muscles...

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  • Complications of Arthroscopic Labral Repairs

    Complications of Arthroscopic Labral Repairs

    In both the shoulder and the hip, there is a structure called the Labrum that since the introduction of the MRI and the arthroscope, has received exponential surgical attention. In the hip, the acetabular labrum is a ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the hip joint. Its function is to deepen...

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  • The Case for Amniotic Fluid Treatment in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    The Case for Amniotic Fluid Treatment in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the leading causes of functional limitation and progressive deterioration in the quality of life. Nonsurgical treatment of the osteoarthritic knee has been the usual and customary weight reduction directive, recommendation for physical therapy, prescription for non-steroidal...

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  • Cellular Orthopedics and Stem Cell Update

    Cellular Orthopedics and Stem Cell Update

    From time to time, I consult with patients who just don’t meet the inclusion criteria regarding Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate intervention for arthritis. At the same time, some of those patients are so pharmacologically dependent owing to medical conditions demanding maintenance that I am unable...

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  • Increasing the Opportunity for Stem Cell Intervention in Arthritis

    Increasing the Opportunity for Stem Cell Intervention in Arthritis

    Too many times, I have had to say no to patients seeking help with their limitations from an arthritic joint because of the leading co-morbidity, obesity. One may define obesity in various ways. In general, a Body Mass Index of over 32.5 excludes a patient from the opportunity to enjoy symptom relief...

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