• Don’t be fooled by bogus stem cell claims

    Don’t be fooled by bogus stem cell claims

    When it comes to cellular orthopedics, for me, it is a matter of honor and self-interest. If you aren’t aware of the bogus stem cell claims or “false news”, read the LA Times article that appeared last week http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik–oz-stem-cell-20170213-story.html...

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  • The case for a repeat Bone Marrow Concentrate intervention

    The case for a repeat Bone Marrow Concentrate intervention

    This week, I am repeating stem cell/growth factor interventions in two patients; one with arthritis of the hip, and the other with osteoarthritis of both knees. Four years ago, at the initiation of my interventional orthopedic practice, I spoke of adult mesenchymal stem cells alone but now we know that...

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  • The role Growth Factors play in Regenerative Medicine

    The role Growth Factors play in Regenerative Medicine

    “Growth factor, any of a group of proteins that stimulate the growth of specific tissues. Growth factors play an important role I promoting cellular differentiation and cell division,” and they occur in bone marrow as well as your circulating blood. “When investigators began studying the effects...

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  • “Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master”

    “Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master”

    This past Thursday, I was reading the Steve Chapman article in the Chicago Tribune and in the article, he quoted French Sociologist Gustav Le Bon who is best known for his 1895 work The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind. While Chapman was trying to explain the Trump phenomenon, I saw an explanation...

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  • Cartilage repair revisited

    Articulate cartilage has little to no capacity to undergo spontaneous repair because it has no blood supply nor is it able to regenerate across a physical gap. In order to restore cartilage in a skeletally mature patient, there is a need for outside help. In some settings, osteochondral transfer (bone...

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  • Stem cells and Statin recommendations during stem cell procedures

    Owing to the broad indications for statin medications, an ever increasing number of patients are using these therapies. Certainly, there is a benefit to statin use as a means of decreasing cardiovascular disease; but by the same token, there is the observation of decreased athletic performance, muscle...

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  • What’s ahead in Cellular Orthopedics for 2016

    The Regenerative Medicine Menu Hydrocortisone Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Amniotic Fluid Concentrate (AFC) Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Regenexx-SD Procedure Simple Adipose Graft Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF)   The human body posses a remarkable capacity to heal....

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  • Tissue Regeneration for Arthritis

    Tissue Regeneration for Arthritis

    Tissue Regeneration has become the new standard for Grades 2 and 3 arthritis. Three years ago, I anticipated the future recognizing that the risks of joint replacement surgery were not fully taken into account when a surgeon recommended a new hip, knee or shoulder. Certainly, in advanced arthritis (Grade...

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  • What’s Available for Treating Degenerative Arthritis through Interventional Orthopedics

    What’s Available for Treating Degenerative Arthritis through Interventional Orthopedics

    As I have previously indicated in my Blog, the world of Cellular Orthopedics is growing at an exponential pace. Evidence Based Medicine supports weight reduction, physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, analgesics, and cortisone injections for symptomatic relief. Evidence Based Medicine no longer supports...

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  • Plain Language Summary of Regenerative Medicine

    Plain Language Summary of Regenerative Medicine

    Cellular Orthopedics for the Musculoskeletal injury and Degenerative Arthritis What is the problem? Trauma and Osteoarthritis are part of the cycle of life. Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries frequently occur during sports related activities or accidents; degenerative arthritis may be post traumatic...

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