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Is Injecting the Bone in Knee Arthritis the New Standard?

If you read this blog, you know that there are VAST differences in knowledge and training between providers offering knee “stem cell” treatments. In addition, what you get at one clinic will be vastly different, and many times not even be similar to what you get at another. The one equalizer is supposed to be…
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Should Most ACL Surgeries Be Cancelled?

What if I told you that most ACL surgeries that are performed today are like using a stick of dynamite to kill a mosquito? That a precise injection can replace two-thirds of these surgeries. If I was right, who would be the winners and losers? How would this change orthopedic care? Welcome to Interventional Orthobiologics…
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Can You Treat a Valgus Knee with Severe Arthirtis Without Surgery?

A valgus knee is what doctors call “knock-kneed”. These patients can get arthritis on the outside and when that happens, oftentimes they’re offered invasive surgery. However, does that need to be done? Today we’ll review valgus knee and also follow one patient’s journey to recovery without surgery. What Is Valgus Knee? The knee joint should…
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ACL Reconstruction Surgery Is a Second Hit to the Cartilage: Time to Rethink Orthopedics?

ACL reconstruction (ACLR) surgery is a sacred cow of modern orthopedic sports medicine. Most surgeons view it as the first major advancement in that specialty beyond the use of the arthroscope itself. However, this has been an awful decade for orthopedic surgical research with study after study showing that common surgeries are ineffective or harmful.…
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Should You Get Nerve Ablation Knee Treatment?

Nerve ablation knee treatment has become all the rage these past few years. What is it and who should get it done? Are there risks? Does it work? Are there other options? Let’s dig in. What Is Knee Nerve Ablation Used to Treat? The most common use for nerve ablation knee treatment is knee pain…
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What are the Types of Knee Injections?

There are several types of knee injections. Some your doctor will tell you about and some may not be discussed. My goal here is to cover everything that can be injected into your knee that may help arthritis or pain. What are the Options? There are many different options or types of knee injections which…
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Torn ACL Recovery Time?

How quickly can you get back to sports after a torn ACL? Can an ACL tear heal without surgery? If you have surgery, how long does it take to get back to sports? Let’s dig in to define torn ACL recovery time. What is the ACL? The ACL is a ligament that lives in the…
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Long Term Effects of ACL Reconstruction Surgery: The Procedure Destroys the Normal Wiring of the Knee

We tend to take for granted that our bodies are finely tuned machines and complex neural circuitry allows them to do the amazing things we’re designed to do. A 2011 study shows that these essential circuits are first messed up by an ACL injury, and then by the long-term effects of ACL reconstruction surgery. What…
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