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Labrum Tear on Your MRI? It May Not Be Related to Your Hip Pain

Orthopedic surgeons have created yet another mass hysteria in patients over this issue of hip labrum tears. I have spoken with hundreds of patients over the last 5–10 years who are absolutely terrified about a small tear on an MRI image observed by a radiologist after they developed hip pain. While surgery is often recommended,…
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Will a Hip Replacement Lower My Risk of Falls?

It’s hard to imagine when you’re young and healthy, but the single biggest cause of death among otherwise healthy elderly people is falling. Hence, fall prevention is a big deal. Researchers recently set out to discover whether getting your hip replaced would help reduce falls. What they found makes sense. My Neighbors I live in…
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Is Hip PAO Surgery a Bad Idea?

I have my list of surgeries that when I first learned of them, my reaction was, “They did what to you!?” Hip PAO surgery has been on that list for years. Why? Its goal is to replace the need for a hip replacement, but it’s far more invasive than the surgery it seeks to prevent. Let me…
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Osteonecrosis Treatment Without Surgery? This Is a Tough One…

Yesterday, I treated a patient at our licensed Grand Cayman advanced practice site who had at least 11 sites of a dreaded disease known as osteonecrosis. Her disease is so severe that she fractured her knee femur bone just by using a kickboard for a single lap in the pool. The orthopedic surgeons back home…
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RIP Hip Impingement Surgery?

OK, let’s be honest here. The research base behind the world’s most common orthopedic surgical procedures is blowing up or, more accurately, falling down. It’s been an absolutely awful run for common procedures like knee debridement, meniscectomy, rotator cuff repair, and other common surgeries that make up many billions in annual healthcare spending in the U.S. Frankly,…
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A Hip AVN Stem Cell Scam

As you might have noticed, I’ve started a new “Stem Cell Botched” series, the goal of which is to educate patients and physicians about the difference between high-quality, regenerative interventional orthopedics and just bad care with stem cells. So today let’s look at a patient who was diagnosed with hip avascular necrosis (AVN), or osteonecrosis, and…
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My New “Stem Cell” Botched Series

I really like the plastic surgery show “Botched.” Great medical commentary mixed with crazy stories. Given that we’re world experts in the field of orthopedic stem cell injection procedures and given that there’s an incredible amount of graft and fraud out there, we’re starting to see patients from across the street and all over the world…
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Are All Hip Replacement Devices Associated with Pseudotumors?

A few years back, I blogged on a research study that looked at masses that were associated with metal-on-metal hip replacement surgeries called pseudotumors. However, now new research shows that these awful side effects may be more common than anyone realized and occur with other types of hip replacement devices as well. In fact, they…
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