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Neck and Thumb Pain: A Doctor’s Personal Story

Are neck and thumb pain connected? Can a nerve in your neck cause hand arthritis? In the early summer, I had a pinched nerve in my neck and shortly thereafter, on the hand that was getting numb, evidence of early arthritis appeared in that thumb joint. Believe it or not, these two things are quite…
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Texting Thumb Treatments: A Tale of Two Hands…

Texting thumb is a real epidemic. Using our thumbs to text or type can wear out an important thumb joint, leading to chronic pain at the base of that digit. Texting thumb treatments are regrettably pretty archaic. This is a story of two women who beat the disease with only an injection of their stem…
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Foot Fusion Complications and Wrist Surgery Side Effects: A Tale of Two Screws…

If you’re concerned about foot fusion complications or wrist surgery side effects…read on. This week I evaluated two patients who have been regrettably bitten by the big complications associated with big orthopedic surgery procedures. Both back to back patients had an issue with a screw placed to electively fuse an area in hopes of relieving pain…
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Carpal Tunnel Steroid Injection: Is this Common Practice a Problem?

Steroid injections are a 1950s remedy that are still surprisingly common in modern medicine. A carpal tunnel steroid injection is performed for patients who have carpal tunnel syndrome, or irritation or compression of the median nerve in the wrist. The injections seem to alleviate symptoms, but many different research studies have shown that the high…
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Hand Arthritis Stem Cell Facebook Post by a Grateful Patient

This is a recent Facebook post from a grateful Hand Arthritis patient who had his own stem cells injected into his CMC joint via precise injection. I thought I would share it… Ronnie Baker commented on a link Regenexx shared. Ronnie wrote: “Thanks to Dr. Ron Hanson last March I had the SD stem cell…
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Hand Arthritis Surgery Alternative: Which Works Better-Cultured or Same Day Stem Cells?

Are one type of stem cells a better hand arthritis surgery alternative than the other? I’ve been continuing our data analysis of 2013/2014 patient results using our advanced treatment registry, now moving onto comparing patient results in certain body areas by stem cell procedure type. In this infographic above (released yesterday), our results with same…
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Is Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causing Your Thumb Arthritis? Is Arthritis Caused by Bad Nerves?

Is Thumb Arthritis caused by bad nerves?  We’ve seen for years an association between thumb arthritis and subtle findings of carpal tunnel syndrome. What I mean by this, is that many patients who we evaluate for stem cell treatments of their CMC thumb joints also have issues we can detect in their median nerve (the…
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New Stem Cell Hand Arthritis Data

In keeping with the focus on the 2013 registry download, here’s new stem cell hand arthritis data, which is the data from a group of patients with mostly severe thumb arthritis who were injected with their own stem cells. Most of these patients would have been candidates for a less than perfect thumb joint replacement…
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