Joint Repair

Joint repair involves procedures aimed at restoring the integrity and functionality of damaged joint structures, such as ligaments, cartilage, or tendons. These interventions aim to alleviate pain, improve joint stability, and enhance mobility, promoting overall joint health and function.

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The Regen Med Engineering Flowchart

I was checking out Facebook this morning and this flowchart came up. Not only did I LOL, but since it reminded me of the one we use for advanced RegenMed and since 99% of practicing physicians still haven’t figured this out, if you as a patient or physician understand it, you’re ahead of the game.…read more

My Elbow and Getting on Top of Early Arthritis

Several years ago I had a really bad fall onto my right wrist. Now my elbow hurts. Let’s learn why that is and how that intersects with staying on top of injuries and knowing when to have us intervene. Let’s dig in. My Elbow Story I’d love to tell you that I was screaming down…read more

Another One Bites the Dust: Surgery for AC Separation

There isn’t a month that goes by that if you’re looking, yet another orthopedic surgery sacred cow bites the dust. This one involving AC separation for me is personal. Let dive in. What Is the AC Joint? AC stands for Acromioclavicular. This is the joint between the clavicle (collar bone) and the front extension of…read more

Injection Treatment for EDS Patients

I still remember hearing about the time my niece dislocated her knee cap while cheerleading and had to go to the emergency room. Through the years of treating her, I got a crash course in injection treatment for EDS. Things can get pretty hopeless for these patients, hence I thought our shared experience was worth…read more

Ask Dr. C- Episode 8- Bone on Bone and Cartilage Regeneration

Nothing in regenerative medicine is likely more misunderstood by doctors and patients than “bone on bone” knee arthritis. There are misconceptions about candidacy as well as what the patient can expect as far as outcomes. Hence, this is a great “Ask Dr. C” question. Dr. Centeno, ” you said that you have not been able…read more

Shoulder Dislocation Surgery Pros and Cons?

What are the shoulder dislocation surgery pros and cons? If you’ve dislocated your shoulder and you see a surgeon, most will argue that you need surgery to fix the bone trauma, labrum, and ligaments. However, do you really need this procedure? Here we’ll explore all of your options as well as newer nonsurgical orthobiologic options.…read more

What Is A2M, and How Can It Help Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

We have used A2M in patients with significant knee swelling and as a cartilage protectant in osteoarthritis (OA). However, this new study suggests that it may prevent cartilage breakdown in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as well. What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a much different disease from osteoarthritis. When we talk about arthritis, in general,…read more

How to Heal a Torn Tendon Naturally: The Type of Tear Matters

On this page: What is a tendon or ligament made of? What are the types of tendon and tears? A patient story The patient’s MRI above is from clinic yesterday. It’s of an ankle tendon, but it might as well be a shoulder, knee, or hip tendon or ligament. The problem was that this patient…read more
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