Stem Cell Research Blog

My PRP Injection RCT Infographic: Google Screwed Up

As you might recall, Google made the decision this year to restrict medical clinic advertising for PRP (platelet rich plasma). However, was that a move based on the scientific literature or just bad advice? After spending days distilling all of the PRP RCTs down to a single diagram, it’s clear that Google got bad advice.…
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Exosomes, Mary Kaye, and Pink Caddys…

If you thought the fake umbilical cord stem cell industry was bizarre, “you ain’t seen nothing yet”. Come with me as I take a tour down the rabbit hole of exosome marketing that may or may not come with a pink caddy. Let me explain… What Are Exosomes? Exosomes are tiny little packets of information…
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My New Shoulder Book!

I’ve written a number of books on how regenerative medicine, in the right highly trained hands, disrupts the world of orthopedic surgery. My newest book is now out, focused on how patients with shoulder pain can avoid invasive surgery. Let’s dig in… Renee Calliet While I was in medical school and residency, I was enamored…
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Chronic Tennis Elbow? What Causes It and How Is It Treated?

Chronic Tennis Elbow Chronic tennis elbow pain can be disabling. You go to open a door or shake a hand and you’re in extreme pain. So what do you do when medication, braces, or physical therapy doesn’t work? What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow is also called lateral epicondylitis. This means that the forearm muscle…
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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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Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) – Why There’s Absolutely No Need for Surgery

What is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)? Lateral epicondylitis is the medical term used for tennis elbow which is a painful condition caused by damage or tears in the tendon (common extensor tendon) that attaches the forearm muscle (extensor muscle) to the outside of the elbow bone. Patients suffering from a severe case of tennis elbow…
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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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