Interventional orthopedics

Interventional orthopedics is a growing medical specialty involving the image-guided injection of orthobiologics (defined below) as an alternative to orthopedic surgery. Regenexx’s Interventional Orthobiologic procedures exclusively involve concentrated blood and bone marrow because they are well understood and comply with state and federal law.

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2024 Update on Interventional Orthobiologics Studies and Product Pipelines

Interventional orthobiologics research continues to advance at a furious pace. Last year, I published a blog that attempted to look ahead a bit at studies and products that may be available and posited a timeline for when that could happen. This year, I went deeper to search product studies/FDA trials and some key research studies…read more

Setting an Ethical Framework for Preventative Orthobiologics

Anyone practicing legit high-level Interventional Oorthobiologics (IO) has had the experience of a patient asking to have an area or body part treated just because that patient has some degenerative changes on imaging but no symptoms. As a field, I would argue that we are the first physicians in history to begin addressing this dilemma…read more

Upcoming Clinical Trials for Interventional Orthobiologics

Interventional orthobiologics is a field that’s gaining momentum every day. While legit players right now in the United States are sticking to things that are FDA compliant, like PRP, BMC, and MFat, several FDA clinical trials are winding their way through the system. This morning’s blog focuses on the ones I can find and invites…read more

Women in The Tour de France and Interventional Orthobiologics

Dr. Hyzy in our Regenexx HQ in Colorado recently got an email from an aging athlete who returned to ride the Tour de France after riding it in the 80s. I didn’t know much about the history of women in the Tour and this was an inspiring story, so I thought I would write about…read more

Analyzing CCI Procedure Failures: The SpaceX Approach

[The above video is a summary of this blog.] In any real medical procedure, there are always analyses of why patients fail to respond. This week I went through that process for a unique procedure I developed to help patients suffering from Craniocervical Instability (CCI). Let’s dig into that analysis and learn what it tells…read more

Why Aren’t Interventional Pain Management Physicians Offering More Regenerative Solutions?

These past few years I’ve seen that while regenerative medicine is gaining wider acceptance, there’s been an explosion in treatments being offered that aren’t nearly as elegant. What fits into that category and why does it make me uncomfortable? Let’s dig in. More Options are Better than Fewer The great thing about helping patients in…read more

Interventional Spine Physicians Finally Get the Memo on Bupivacaine

It would be hard for most people to believe that we’ve known for more than a decade that a long-acting anesthetic called Bupivacaine is toxic to cartilage and yet in interventional pain management, it’s still the most widely injected anesthetic into joints. Why that disconnect exists says much about the problems in modern medicine, but…read more

What is the Ligamentum Flavum? Why Should You Care?

One of the more critical ligaments in your spine is generally an unknown for most patients. That’s despite being responsible for causing lots of back pain and general havoc. That structure is called the ligamentum flavum. Let’s dig in. Ligaments and the Spine If we had to hold a competition between different spinal structures like…read more
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