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Regenexx Interventional Orthopedics Articles

MRI of the Shoulder: A Great Tool or a Fool’s Errand?

I’ve blogged many times about our penchant as a medical care system to over-interpret MRI results. Because of the attention physicians place on these tests and the decrease of reliance on physical exam, patients often believe that their MRI report was written by the oracle of Delphi and contains explanations of all of the hidden…
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Rotator Cuff Stem Cells More Likely to Become Fat than Muscle?

Some patients with rotator cuff tears have a problem that most don’t know exists. Their rotator cuff muscle begins to atrophy and when this happens, surgical repairs are less likely to be successful. So what causes this issue is a big deal. Now, new research shows that the problem may lie more in the cells…
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Are Retears After Rotator Cuff Surgery More or Less Common in Those with Shoulder Arthritis?

If you have arthritis in your shoulder joint, does this mean that a surgery to fix your rotator cuff tear is more or less likely to fail? A new study investigated that issue and found some surprising things. So let's review what we know about rotator cuff tears and then let's delve into what the new research found.

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