Orthopedic procedures

Orthopedic procedures are medical interventions performed to diagnose, treat, or manage conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. These procedures may involve surgical or non-surgical techniques and aim to restore function, alleviate pain, and improve the overall quality of life for patients with orthopedic issues.

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Periacetabular Osteotomy: Should You Get Hip PAO Surgery?

You find out after a visit to the local orthopedic surgeon’s office that you or your young adult has hip dysplasia. One of the treatments offered is a surgery called PAO. You frantically search the Internet to figure out what that is and whether it’s a good choice. So today let’s explore hip PAO surgery.…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

More Research on How Bone Marrow Is Collected Is Critical

Any expert in any field can easily pull back the curtain on how the sausages in that field are made. What I mean is that any field sufficiently complex to need experts has a huge number of variables that determine the quality of the end product. The same rules apply to interventional orthobiologics. There are…read more

The Case For and Against Midlevels in Interventional Orthobiologics

There’s a debate raging in interventional orthobiologics that’s just below the surface and starting to boil over into everyone’s reality. Should midlevels be using these techniques to treat patients? Is this ethical? Right? Wrong? Good? Bad? Let’s dig in. What is  Midlevel? A midlevel is a physician extender. The category includes both physician assistants (PAs)…read more

The Proper Use of Interventional Orthobiologics Requires Reading Your Own MRIs!

So much of what I do every day to help patients relies on three key skills. Today we’ll go over one of those or how to read MRI images and why that’s critical for a successful Interventional Orthobiologics practice. Let’s dig in. What Is Interventional Orthobiologics? Interventional Orthobiologics is the practice of injecting Orthobiologics into…read more

Regenexx Snags Yet Another Patent

You may or may not know that Regenexx has a full lab and clinical research team that’s constantly pushing the envelope of what we know in Orthobiologics. Those teams generate new concepts for treatments and sometimes all of that ends up generating a new patent. This morning let’s go over how that works through a…read more

Big Procedures, Big Problems. Little Procedures, Little Problems

I’ll never forget my brother-in-law’s comments when our kids were young. Having older kids at the time, he told us, “Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems”. Today I’ll modify his advice to “Big procedures, big problems. Little procedures, little problems”. Let’s dig in. The Trend Towards Minimally Invasive Care Minimally invasive in medicine…read more

What Does a Proper Low Back Exam Look Like?

Have you ever had the experience of taking your car into a mechanic time and time again, each time something is replaced, and each time your car ends up having the same issues? We would all say that this phenomenon happens because the mechanic didn’t know what was wrong from the outset. This also happens…read more
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