Knee Injuries

Knee injuries involve damage to the structures within or surrounding the knee joint, often resulting from trauma, overuse, or repetitive stress. They can lead to pain, swelling, instability, and impaired function, requiring prompt diagnosis and appropriate management to facilitate recovery and prevent long-term complications.

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A Tale of Five Knee Joint Injections: You Get What You Pay For

It’s always hard to explain to patients how training and expertise in medicine vary widely. The good news is that in the more established areas of medicine represented by board certification, while the skill levels between doctors are different, there is a minimum standard of competency. However, once one gets into Regenerative Medicine where no…read more

Is Injecting a Knee Blind Associated with Worse Health Outcomes?

Like a headline from the Onion, I recently read an email describing a big orthopedic surgery conference where a panel was sourced on whether or not you needed ultrasound guidance to inject a knee. While the result of this panel was a LOL moment for many of my colleagues, none of us really knew the…read more

Why Are Knee Bone Marrow Lesions A Big Deal?

What is a bone marrow lesion? If you have knee arthritis, why should you care? Today we’ll dig into why these are a big deal through the story of a basketball player’s knee. What Is a Bone Marrow Lesion? Many think that a joint like the knee has two main parts – the bone and…read more

Healing Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Knee without Surgery

SPONK is one of those medical terms that just sounds strange, but it’s a really big nasty problem. This is the story of a patient who developed spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee likely due to excessive knee steroid shots, who was told she needed a knee replacement, but who instead used injections of her own…read more

Posterolateral Corner Injury

The posterior lateral corner of the knee is the back outside area of the knee. Injuries here can happen in sports or other accidents and most of these don’t need surgery. Let’s dig into this topic and also spend some time going over an injury where surgery was recommended, but not needed. What Causes Posterior…read more

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy for Knees

You may have gone to, or are planning to go to, a local Seminar to get your knees treated with an umbilical cord stem cell therapy. Let’s dig into the sales pitch and see if it holds water. After all, these treatments can run thousands to tens of thousands of dollars. So is this the…read more

How Long Does Stem Cell Therapy Last for Knees?

One of the biggest questions I get from patients who have knee arthritis and want to avoid knee replacement is how long does stem cell therapy last for knees? Interestingly, we’re the only clinic system on earth that can answer that question as we began offering our patients stem cell therapy for knee arthritis in…read more

My Brother’s Messed Up Patellar Tendon and Stem Cells

My brother has been a lifelong runner. So when he ruptured his patellar tendon playing tennis and then had it surgically repaired, the big question was whether he could return to running. The answer? Not until some stem cell help. Let me explain. The Patellar Tendon The patellar tendon attaches the bottom of the knee cap…read more
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