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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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The Serious Long-Term Effects of ACL Reconstruction Surgery

On this page: Long-term effects of ACL reconstruction surgery Nerve interaction with ligaments like the ACL Research on the ACL and the gamma loop 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…
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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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Can’t Straighten Knee: Why Knee Extension Lag Matters

On this page: What happens when you can’t extend your knee? What are the possible causes? A patient example What are the treatments? Most of us take for granted that we can fully straighten our knee. However, sometimes patients can’t do this and when that occurs, it’s a very big deal that usually causes other…
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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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