Stem Cell Research Blog

The One-Sided Nature of Media Reports on Regenerative Medicine: Kaiser and Regenexx

As you may know, we have been successful in getting self-funded health plans to add interventional orthopedic procedures that use orthobiologics. This has been met by many companies with open arms, as they are increasingly struggling to control exploding healthcare costs. For orthobiologic naysayers on the university bench scientist side, this development has been concerning…
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PRP for Knee Arthritis: You Need to Inject More Than the Joint

There are really multiple levels of understanding in orthobiologics. This morning I’ll break that down using a recent paper that suggests that we need to inject more than the joint with PRP injections used to treat knee arthritis. Hopefully, this helps patients understand how to get the best treatment possible. What are Orthobiologic Injections? These…
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Jupiter in Opposition, Father’s Day, and the Father of Regen Med

I usually wake up and get to bed early, but because of Father’s day, last night, I was up at 2 am and thought to myself, why not try to see Jupiter? This made me feel a bit like Galileo, which got me thinking, who is the father of regenerative medicine? Answering that question just…
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My Own Non-Surgical Spondylolisthesis Recovery

If you read this blog, you know I have a chronic back issue called spondylolisthesis. However, this past year, I have had my crew at our Colorado HQ working on it and there’s nothing like results to again show me how important our treatments can be. Let me explain. What is Spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis means that…
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Upper Back Stomach Pain: Saving a Life

In treating patients in pain all day every day, every once in a while, you can save a life. So today’s patient story is about just that, a patient with a pinched nerve in his upper back who had “upper back stomach pain” that was so severe that he was contemplating suicide. I just saw…
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Where’s Dr. Waldo: Avoiding Stem Cell Clinic Scams

I was pinged this weekend by an unfortunate gentleman with a spinal cord injury. We only treat orthopedic conditions, so he sent a clinic link for me to review and asked if this was a good clinic. It took me less than 60 seconds to answer a resounding NO. Why? It’s all about the physician…
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Arthrex Angel Review: Is This the Holy Grail of Bedside Machines?

As you may know, at Regenexx we process our patient’s samples in on-site mini-labs. Why? Because we can generally do a much better job at the processing than what can be accomplished by bedside machines and kits. However, every once in a while, a machine comes along that looks different and more sophisticated, so I…
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Coloring Books and CMC Arthritis: Helping a Local Artist’s Hand

This past December I got a cryptic message in the mail which lead to me working on a local artist’s hand. This weekend he dropped off a picture he had created of our home in exchange for hand CMC PRP therapy. The story is a great example of synchronicity. Let me explain. A Message from…
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