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Mountain Climbing with Bad Knees: Chamonix After Knee Stem Cell Procedures

I love getting pics or videos of our patients doing the things they love due to a Regenexx procedure. This is Mike’s story, who just sent this great video of himself mountain climbing in France. That’s because Mike was losing the ability to do things like this and was looking at a knee replacement until…
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Can Strong Back Muscles Lower the Risk of Knee Arthritis?

Our medical care system for orthopedics has a serious issue. It loves to chop people up into parts. You see the back guy for a spine problem, the foot and ankle guy, the shoulder doctor, and so on. The problem is that this isn’t consistent with the way we’re designed. We are one big connected…
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What’s Possible with Stem Cell Cartilage Regrowth?

As you may have read some time ago, I got to experience what a cartilage lesion can be like in a young person when my son was 14. On a separate note, yesterday, I looked at the before and after MRIs of a twentysomething we had treated and at the same time got a video of…
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Another ACL Stem Cell Home Run: 5 Things to Remember to Ensure Success

Another day, another MRI of a patient whose ACL was destined to be ripped out and replaced, but due to an ultraprecise stem cell injection procedure, the damaged structure is healing and the patient will keep his own ligament. I’ve posted so many of these that it’s becoming commonplace to see these ACL tears heal…
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Interventional vs Surgical Orthopedics for Stem Cell Knee ACL Repair

I love LinkedIn as a platform for physicians to debate various issues back and forth, especially in this emerging field of regenerative orthopedic care and interventional versus surgical orthopedics. One of the things that came up this week is that while we invented and continue to publish on the ACL stem cell injection procedure that…
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Avoiding Knee Replacement and Back Fusion and Still Dancing in the Caribbean

Our orthopedic surgery care system is dangerously broken. Why? Surgeons teach patients to obsess over the structure of their bones, cartilage, and joints to sell surgical procedures that we now know, for the most part, aren’t needed or are barely better than doing nothing. That same “scared into surgery” fate would have befallen Sherry, but after being…
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More Evidence that Knee Meniscus Surgery Causes Arthritis

You gotta love medicine. In no other profession would something that has been shown to be ineffective continue to be done. As an example, we’ve known for years now that knee meniscus surgery doesn’t work. Despite that, it’s still the most common knee procedure in the United States. We also have some research to show…
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Learning What It Takes to Perform the Simplest Knee Injection

If you or a loved one wants to avoid getting scammed by a chiropractor, naturopath, acupuncturist, or a physician trying to reinvent his or her career by claiming to be an orthopedic stem cell expert, then learning how hard it can be just to perform the simplest knee injection will jump-start the education you need…
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