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Muscles Use Travelling Nuclei to Repair Themselves

If you hit the gym or increase your cardio dramatically, you should want to know how muscle repair works. While we have a good idea of how that works using muscle stem cells, now new research shows how muscles do this using their nuclei. Let’s dig in. What Is a Nucleus? The nucleus is the…read more

Using Upright Cervical MRI to Diagnose CCI

Neck MRI is often an art and there are units that allow the patient to be imaged while sitting or standing. Today we’ll get into why these units can be very helpful and how that impacts the diagnosis of Craniocervical Instability or CCI. Let’s dig in. What Is CCI? CCI stands for Craniocervical Instability. That…read more

Why Are Knee Bone Marrow Lesions A Big Deal?

What is a bone marrow lesion? If you have knee arthritis, why should you care? Today we’ll dig into why these are a big deal through the story of a basketball player’s knee. What Is a Bone Marrow Lesion? Many think that a joint like the knee has two main parts – the bone and…read more

Stem Cells and SCI: Placebo or the Next Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

I have gotten many emails through the years from patients who know someone who has a spinal cord injury (SCI) and who ask if we could help. My answer has always been the same. We only treat orthopedic injuries. However, a study on stem cells and spinal cord injury was just published in February that’s…read more

My 2019 Orthopedic Bone Marrow Stem Cell Research Infographic

Every year for the last 5 years or so, I’ve summarized the published research on bone marrow stem cell use in orthopedics. It’s been exciting to see this research base grow. As I said last year and will repeat again this year, anyone who says we have no research on bone marrow stem cell use…read more

How Successful Is Hip Labral Tear Surgery Really?

On this page: What is the hip labrum? What is a hip labrum tear? What is FAI? Can physical therapy help FAI? Can a hip labral tear heal itself? Will a cortisone shot help a torn hip labrum? What’s the hip labral tear surgery success rate? What is the hip labral tear surgery success rate?…read more

Regenexx Continues Expansion into Europe by Welcoming New UK Site

We were proud to announce last year that we added a European site in Belgium and now equally excited to announce that we have added a UK site. These sites are critical for us as we have always had great interest in what we do from European patients who have needed to travel to the U.S. for…read more

My 2018 Bone Marrow Orthopedic Stem Cell Infographic

Every year for the last five or so, I have created an orthopedic stem cell research infographic. This is my 2018 edition, and I’m happy to report that there has been big progress since last year! There are also some interesting research trends to report. (Click here for a larger view) Why Do This? This…read more
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