Alternative to Surgery

Discover non-surgical and more cost-effective alternatives to traditional procedures with Regenexx® treatments. Specializing in orthopedic issues such as osteoarthritis, joint injuries, and spine pain, our innovative approach harnesses the healing power of your own body. Explore how our research-based techniques and patented protocols may help you avoid invasive surgeries

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The Low Back Pain Circulus in Probando Experiment

What if you lied to your patients about what was wrong with them? Meaning, what if you told them there was nothing wrong when you as the doctor had no idea if that was accurate? What impact would that have on them? That was recently studied in an RCT on the biopsychosocial model of pain…read more

Seamonkeys and Oral Stem Cell Pills from New Zealand

I used to love Sea-monkeys as a kid. They would come to life out of a little packet of dehydrated eggs when placed in seawater. An ad this week on Facebook selling oral “live” stem cell pills is claiming that a pill can repair your body using placental stem cells from deer. So is it…read more

Is Your Snoring Being Caused by Your Neck?

In medicine, we know that snoring or what we call “Obstructive Sleep Apnea” is really bad for you. It reduces your oxygen levels, puts stress on your heart, increases your chance for diabetes and stroke, and is in general one of the biggest untreated problems in modern society. However, what you may not have ever…read more

Umbilical Cord MSCs Sales 2.0: Using the Expanded Access Program?

You have read here many times about the fraudulent claims of umbilical cord tissue vendors that they are selling products with millions of young and vital mesenchymal stem cells. That was followed by the FDA crackdown last year and all seemed quiet for a while. However, now we’re seeing a new business plan emerge that…read more

Why You Might Want to Avoid Rotator Cuff Surgery

Earlier this month I presented the almost final data from our randomized controlled trial on shoulder rotator cuff tears at a large national conference on orthobiologics. The research will soon be submitted for publication, but you’ll get the first look at our data here. Let’s dig in. The Problem with Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tears and…read more

What Does Treating Hip AVN without Surgery Have to Do with the History of Orthobiologics?

Many of the advanced interventional orthobiologics procedures currently used in peripheral joints and spine were developed by our Colorado HQ. That led to the creation of the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation (IOF) which has continued to teach and evolve these breakthrough procedures. However, one procedure that we didn’t develop is the precise x-ray-guided injection of bone…read more

Carpal Tunnel Release and Wrist Instability

I was on a telemedicine visit with a physician-patient and he brought up that he regretted his carpal tunnel release because that caused an unstable and arthritic wrist. So is this a thing? Does carpal tunnel release cause wrist arthritis? Let’s dig in. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Since carpal tunnel release is the treatment…read more

Could a New Hydrogel Help DDD?

Degenerative disc disease or DDD is a common problem. While lots of therapies have been discussed, there is still no reliable way to grow people a new disc. A recent small study on an injectable hydrogel was recently hyped in the media as maybe solving this issue? Let’s review that new data. What is DDD?…read more
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