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Knee Stem Cell Injections in a Patient with Recurring Knee Pain after Micro Fracture Surgery

Can we help a patient who has returning knee pain after micro fracture surgery with just an injection of his own stem cells? Do you have knee pain after microfracture surgery? TM is a 50 year old male who was first seen by our clinic in June of 2011 with a 3-4 year history of left knee…
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Knee Stem Cells help Woman Return to Hiking the Grand Tetons

Can knee stem cells get your knees back in shape for the trail? LN is a 60 year old woman who was first seen by Dr. Hanson in May of 2010 with a two year history of left and a 10 year history of right knee pain. Her pain was worse with walking, stairs, water aerobics, and spinning…
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Helping an Active Woman Avoid Knee Replacement through Stem Cells

Marilyn (she has allowed us to use her name) was a 69 year old woman with a two year history of knee pain when she first came to see us in 2011. In 2007 and 2008 she had knee debridement surgeries and then in 2009 she had bilateral meniscus tears. At that point she was…
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A Fall while Skiing and a Failed Knee Surgery: Will a Knee Stem Cell Injection Work?

Can a knee stem cell injection help a skier with a badly injured, arthritic knee and a failed surgery? There’s ever so slight a chill in the night air in Colorado this past week. That’s often enough to get the winter sports enthusiasts thinking about snow. Growing up in Florida, we didn’t really have four seasons, so such sudden…
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Helping a Severely Degenerated Knee with Stem Cells

Can a knee stem cell injection help a severely degenerated knee?  DS is a 50 year old woman who was first seen in April of 2011 for knee pain on both sides. In the early 90’s she had a torn ACL with a second tear in her meniscus and underwent surgery to treat both areas.…
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Helping a Woman’s Knee Arthritis with Stem Cells

Can a knee stem cell treatment help knee arthritis in an older woman who also has back problems? LN is a 60 year old woman with a two year history of knee pain on the left and a 10 year history on the right.  Because of this moderate to severe pain she avoided stairs, water aerobics, and spinning and had…
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What the Heck is the Knee Coronary Ligament and What does that Have to do with Stem Cells?

Can an knee stem cell injection of her own stem cells help an unstable meniscus? What is an unstable meniscus and why should you care? LJ is a middle aged woman who loves yoga and running, but was diagnosed with a displaced medial meniscus tear in 2009. She underwent meniscus repair surgery and three months later she…
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Fat vs. Bone Marrow Stem Cells for Orthopedics?

Fat vs. Bone Marrow Stem Cells…  When we first started studies using stem cells in 2005, we looked at two possible sources-fat tissue (adipose) and bone marrow aspirate. After a quick search of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, we learned that there was very little if anything published in human or animal models that…
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