Stem Cell Research Blog

Regenexx Procedure Failure: Hip Arthritis

We have always prided ourselves in being transparent about our results. Through the years, while we’ve featured patients who have done well using our procedures, we have also featured patients where the procedure didn’t work. This morning I’d like to highlight a recent patient with severe hip arthritis whose case was a Regenexx procedure failure, but first…
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Can a Stem Cell Facebook Group Be Done Right?

I have officially entered into the mind jarring world of stem cell related Facebook groups these past two weeks. I knew that there were Facebook groups for stem cells, but I had no idea of the size and scope of these groups. Seeing it first hand was a bit overwhelming but brought up a good…
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Spinal Fusion Is It Worth It? More Research Says No…

A spinal fusion is a surgery that uses hardware and screws to “fix” together two or more vertebrae to make a damaged section of spine immovable. Given that this is a big surgery with many known serious side effects, a patient the other day posed this question: “Spinal fusion is it worth it?” My answer,…
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Living with Cervical Stenosis: My Story…

I still remember the first day I knew there was something seriously wrong with my neck. I had just finished working out with a personal trainer when I wrenched something and went to lay down on the couch and couldn’t move my neck. In fact, the only way I could get up from the couch…
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Considering a PRP Injection? Please Read This…

PRP treatment has become a big deal this past decade. It’s being used by professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. So what is a PRP injection and does it work? Let’s dig in. What is PRP? PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is created by taking blood and concentrating the platelets in plasma (1). Why…
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My Stem Cell Hotline and Stem Cells 101 Facebook Group Review

Facebook is a great tool for patients to find information and participate in group discussions. However, what happens when a patient discussion is used as a marketing tool? I’d like to explore a stem cell Facebook group that was not what it seemed and how that’s likely tied to a movie funded by an ex-con…
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Torn ACL Recovery Time?

How quickly can you get back to sports after a torn ACL? Can an ACL tear heal without surgery? If you have surgery, how long does it take to get back to sports? Let’s dig in to define torn ACL recovery time. What is the ACL? The ACL is a ligament that lives in the…
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Long Term Effects of ACL Reconstruction Surgery: The Procedure Destroys the Normal Wiring of the Knee

I frequently look through the US National Library of Medicine for new research, and sometimes while I’m there, I chance upon old stuff that peaks my interest. Case in point today is a 2011 study that shows just how messed up ACL surgery is when it comes to the circuitry of the body. We all take…
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