Medical Education

Medical education shapes the knowledge, skills, and values of future physicians, forming the foundation of a competent healthcare system. Our blog series explores the evolving landscape of medical training, from classroom learning to innovative simulations, offering insights for students, educators, and healthcare professionals.

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The Alien Abduction Model of DDD: Why Cellular Drug Trial Results Have Been Underwhelming

Let’s say that you’re sleeping one night and get awoken by an alien in your bedroom who takes you back to the mothership for experiments on your low back. That’s pretty much what we’ve been doing with animal degenerative disc disease research for decades. It’s this artificial DDD model that has caused many cell therapy…read more

Rebutting Misinformation in Orthopedic Journals: Ittleman and Shapiro

Orthobiologic treatments represent a disruptive technology that I have blogged on dozens of times. Given that many patients who used to get invasive orthopedic surgery are now skipping those procedures and instead using interventional orthobiologics, orthopedic surgeons have varied reactions to this new playing field. We’ll explore those issues today in the context of an…read more

Is a Little Alcohol a Wonder Drug or Poison?

You may remember 10 years ago when cardiologists recommended every US adult have a glass of red wine every night, convinced that this could bend the heart attack rate down. However, lately, we’ve been hearing a different story in the media about light to moderate alcohol use. Is alcohol a toxin with no fully safe…read more

Playing With Knee Steroid Data, Et Tu Harvard?

A few years back a seminal paper was published showing what many physicians knew was an issue, that mega-dose steroids destroy knee cartilage (1). However, this was a HUGE problem for many physicians who have been injecting this stuff with wild abandon for many years. Hence, it was only a matter of time before papers…read more

Understanding Medical Risk Is a Key Life Skill

If there’s one thing that patients often fail to understand it’s Medical Risk. In fact, this plays out every day usually to the detriment of otherwise smart people. So let’s explore that topic this morning. Risk Is Everywhere We all get up each morning and most of us hop in a car at some point…read more

Announcing Our 2023 Annual Interventional Orthobiologics Fellowship

11 years ago back in 2011, we began a Fellowship program. This weekend we announced our 2023 edition of that program. Let’s dig in. What Is a Fellowship? To become a Doctor you attend college and then you go through 4 years of Medical school. After that, it’s a year of Internship and then Residency…read more

Regenexx Annual Meeting Today

Today is our annual Regenexx Affiliates meeting. We do this every year so that our doctors all remain on the same page. Let’s dig in. The Regenexx Network We have the world’s largest specialty-trained Interventional Orthobiologics physician network. Right now that’s about 80 sites and we add about 10-20 sites a year, so by the…read more

Our Latest Publications

Regenexx has always had an active research program with our goal being to try and get a few papers published every year. However, COVID slowed down the publication process for everyone. So we have a bunch of publications coming out all at once now. Let’s dig in. Our Publication Team Yesterday, during one of our…read more
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