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Stem Cell Knee Procedures: Are They Worth It?

You can’t turn around these days without seeing an ad for miracle stem cell knee injections. However, these ads bring up many questions. Does stem cell therapy work for knees? Can stem cells repair knee cartilage? Is stem cell therapy for knees covered by insurance? How long does stem cell therapy last for knees? The…
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Can A Torn Rotator Cuff Heal On Its Own Without Surgery?

Are you wondering, “Can a torn rotator cuff heal on its own without surgery?” This and others are common questions asked by many of the 40,000 patients each year that opt for surgery to repair their torn rotator cuff. The answers to these queries contribute to a patient’s decision on whether to have surgery, but…
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Stem Cell Therapy Cost?

There is no shortage of clinics out there offering stem cell therapy. How much does stem cell therapy cost? How much is too much? Are you getting what you pay for? Let’s dig in. Types of Treatments Our focus here on stem cell therapy cost is for orthopedic procedures as that’s our area of expertise…
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My Own Non-Surgical Spondylolisthesis Recovery

If you read this blog, you know I have a chronic back issue called spondylolisthesis. However, this past year, I have had my crew at our Colorado HQ working on it and there’s nothing like results to again show me how important our treatments can be. Let me explain. What is Spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis means that…
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Arthrex Angel Review: Is This the Holy Grail of Bedside Machines?

As you may know, at Regenexx we process our patient’s samples in on-site mini-labs. Why? Because we can generally do a much better job at the processing than what can be accomplished by bedside machines and kits. However, every once in a while, a machine comes along that looks different and more sophisticated, so I…
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Can Obesity Turn Your Spine Ligaments Into Inflexible Bone?

We know that being overweight places us at all sorts of enhanced risks for various serious diseases. We also know that it adversely impacts your spine and joints not only because of the extra forces but also because of chemical influences. New research has a new risk for the spine: your ligaments may turn to…
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The Stiffness of Stem Cells Turns Out to Be a Big Deal…

Because our cells are smaller than we can see with the naked eye, ideas like cell stiffness seem foreign to us. However, it turns out that if a stem cell is stiff or squishy plays a major role in how it functions in the body. This morning we’ll dive into some new research that shows…
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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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