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Are Your Cartilage Proteins Salamander Like?

There has been a very active focus on cartilage repair for decades. We see studies published all the time about this or that new stem cell or protein-mediated cartilage repair. Throw in the hype added by university PR departments and you would think that we should be handing out 100 Nobel prizes each year instead…
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West Coast RegenMed Review

If you read this blog, you know that I often write about what people send me. Recently a former patient left a comment about a new clinic in his area called “West Coast RegenMed” because they claimed to use “umbilical cord stem cells”. However, as I dug deeper, it was clear that this story was…
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Invitrx Therapeutics: This FDA Report Scares the Snot Out of Me

Let’s face it, when a doctor uses live umbilical cord or amniotic products, he or she adds risk to the treatment equation compared to using the patient’s own tissues. Just how much risk is illustrated by a recently released FDA 483 inspection report on Invitrx Therapeutics. This report will give pause to any patient considering…
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Should You Get an Ankle Fusion?

Do you need an ankle fusion surgery? Ankle fusion has become a common surgical solution for ankle arthritis, but it’s obviously a big surgery with lots of things to consider before pulling the trigger. Let’s dig in. What Does Fusing the Ankle Mean? First, ankle fusions are typically performed for patients who have moderate to…
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SI Joint Fusion: Does This Work?

The Rise of Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion Surgery I have been following with interest the rise of SI Joint fusion surgery. This has exploded over the last five years. So what does SI Joint fusion look like? Can SI Joint dysfunction be cured? How successful is SI Joint fusion? Are there better and less invasive…
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Liveyon: It’s Hard to Keep Up with the Spin…

You may have noticed that I recently shared lab test results that demonstrated that 5 common umbilical cord products whose manufacturer’s tout loads of stem cells, had no stem cells. One of those companies called Liveyon is now trying to spin that result, hence this blog. Let’s dig in. Past Research on the MSC Content…
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In-House Regen Med Labs: Great Idea or Dangerous?

If you read this blog you know that I often write about what I experience. This is a blog that’s been in my head for months, but a message from a medical provider knocked it loose. Today we’ll cover in-house processing labs and whether they’re better than bedside machines or if they’re dangerous if not…
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Alternatives to Back Surgery for Herniated and Bulging Discs

There are quite a few alternatives to back surgery for patients with bulging or herniated discs. Back surgery, in general, is one of those procedures where everyone seems to know someone who had a bad experience. Newer techniques aim to try to heal the damage to the disc rather than cutting parts of it out.…
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