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Regenexx Interventional Orthopedics Articles

Ankle AVN and Stem Cells: Only Halfway Toward the Finish Line

FB is a middle aged businessman who injured his ankle in a running related fall about 12 years ago. The ankle talus bone was fractured, so his doctors placed him into a cast. He saw many doctors as he had continued pain and then in 2006, he received the diagnosis of AVN of the ankle (also…
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Hip AVN and Stem Cells: Difficult Choices for a JRA Patient

JM is a 33 year old with a long history of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) who was seen in January of 2009 for AVN of the hip. At that time he had been in remission from the JRA for about 10 years and had been diagnosed at the age of 18 months. He already had his right hip replaced due…
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Oral Steroids and the Tragedy of Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis

One of the tragic medical conditions we’ve seen this past 6 years while being involved in orthopedic stem cell work is young healthy patients that develop osteonecrosis (ON also known as avascular necrosis) of the hip after taking oral steroids. As an example, we just reviewed stem cell procedure candidacy for a young man who…
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Knee AVN (osteonecrosis) Helped with Stem Cell Injection

A doctor discusses how a stem cell injection was used to stop the progression of knee AVN (osteonecrosis).
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