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Do We Have High-Level Evidence that Masks Work to Reduce COVID Spread? Grading the Evidence…

[Please note that later this next week we will be moving COVID content from the Regenexx website to its own home on the web …] As a physician who publishes a few scientific papers a year and runs both clinical and lab-based research teams in orthobiologics, it’s been interesting to observe the science behind the spread…
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Regenexx Knee Arthritis Data: Are the Patient Results We Show “Research Grade”?

We have been performing stem cell procedures to treat knee arthritis for 15 years. We’ve published many papers on the topic and have almost 10,000 patient results listed on-line. However, is that patient results data the same as real research data? Let’s dig in. Knee Stem Cell Procedures to Treat Knee Arthritis We’ve been helping…
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Subtalar Fusion? Do You Really Need This Surgery?

The subtalar joint is sort of the red-headed stepchild of the ankle. Most of the focus is usually on it’s bigger brother, the main tibiotalar joint. However, arthritis in the smaller subtalar joint can cause loads of pain and disability. That pain can lead some patients to consider subtalar fusion. However, do you really need…
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Sweden: COVID Disaster or Valuable Data?

This week there were several COVID media narratives. One took aim at Sweden for bucking the shutdown trend. Some of these stories were based all or in part on a new study out of the University of Virginia. So let’s dive into that new research and see what it found. We’ll also examine what’s been…
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SI Joint Fusion? The Most Unnecessary Spine Surgery?

Several years ago I began to see a very disturbing trend. Pain management physicians fusing SI joints. While we were supposed to be the good guys who offered patients non-surgical options, instead we were now just another specialty where invasive surgery could be monetized. SI joint fusion is a great example of this slippery slope.…
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Should We Be Rehabbing Like Dogs and Horses? Rethinking Early Mobilization

Have you ever watched a dog or horse heal from orthopedic surgery? They don’t do it like we do it. There are no crutches, big braces, or little scooters. In fact, early weight-bearing on the area is the only rule of thumb. So while we’re still totally disabled, our canine and equine buddies are already…
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These united States of America

On July 4th, 1776 the Continental Congress formally stated that 13 American colonies were breaking from Great Britain and laid down the principles on which a new country would be based. Now that we’re sitting in the middle of a pandemic, it’s reasonable to reflect on that document created some 244 years ago. Because if…
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Should I Have Surgery for Spinal Stenosis?

As a doctor who helps patients avoid spinal surgery, I get asked this question several times a week: “Should I Have Surgery for Spinal Stenosis?” The answer is frequently “No”, so let’s delve into why I think that and go over the results of one patient who we helped avoid the surgery. What Is Spinal…
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