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Long Term Effects of ACL Reconstruction Surgery: The Procedure Destroys the Normal Wiring of the Knee

I frequently look through the US National Library of Medicine for new research, and sometimes while I’m there, I chance upon old stuff that peaks my interest. Case in point today is a 2011 study that shows just how messed up ACL surgery is when it comes to the circuitry of the body. We all take…
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Seeking A Meniscus Surgery Alternative? Please Don’t Get this Crazy Surgery

I have blogged extensively about pursuing a meniscus surgery alternative since research years ago began showing that this surgery was not helping patients and may be harming them. Now new research also shows just how poorly this procedure works and how it’s likely pushing patients toward an earlier knee replacement. Let’s dig in. What is…
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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…
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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…
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Knee MCL Surgery? Not for this Avid Biker…

If you read this blog, you know that every once in a while I’ll write about an interesting patient result. While I see patients every day who are doing well and avoiding surgery, I also want to make sure that the patients I chose to write about have something unique and newsworthy. This is the…
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Kneecap Arthritis Stem Cell Injection: Level 3 Orthobiologics Injection Knowledge

Yesterday I wrote about a way to determine how sophisticated your doctor is or isn’t in using things like platelets and stem cells. I showed you a simple level 2 issue that I had to correct before treating a patient’s knee with stem cells. Today we’ll cover a level 3 technique. All of this is…
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Are Heavier Patients More Likely to Have a Knee Replacement Revision?

It’s a myth to believe that every orthobiologic injection of PRP or stem cells will help 100% of the patients with knee arthritis. In fact, there’s a failure rate with all of these technologies. So if you do need a knee replacement, what might determine if that’s a success or failure? Turns out weight is…
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Is ACL Surgery a Second Hit to the Joint Cartilage?

I’ve blogged before on the idea that we now have high-level evidence that suggests ACL surgery itself is harming the joint. While at the Havemeyer Symposium (think tank) at CSU, one of the physician-scientists presented an interesting slide that supports this idea. Let me explain. The Prior Research As I have reported previously, data from…
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