Sports Medicine

Sports medicine focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries related to sports and physical activity. It aims to optimize performance, promote overall health, and enhance recovery through a multidisciplinary approach that includes medical, rehabilitative, and preventive strategies tailored to individual athletes and their specific needs.

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Back to Running Races after 7 Years!

7 years ago,  a patient decided to run the Boston marathon with a hip labral tear. That didn’t go well. I just recently got an email from my colleague Dr. Pitts who sent me the above picture of Gary who is finally back to running! An Email I got this email from Dr. Pitts this…read more

Does PRP Help Acute Sports Injuries Heal Faster? PRICE vs RICE

While the data that PRP helps chronic problems like knee arthritis is very solid at this point, a largely unanswered question is whether it can also help a fresh sports injury heal faster. Now a new study that used a unique approach supports the idea that a PRP injection, when applied correctly, can help athletes…read more

What Is PRGF?

A new treatment called PRGF seems to have become popular this past year with physicians using orthobiologics. What is it? What’s it used for? What’s the evidence behind it? Why should you care? Let’s dig in? What’s the Buzz About? I was recently listening to a number of physicians who use orthobiologics discuss PRGF. There…read more

Regenexx To Offer Its Non-surgical Procedures to NBA China

We’ve helped a ton of athletes avoid more invasive orthopedic surgery by using their own platelets or stem cells and our highly specific image-guided procedures. Given that Regenexx is opening its second worldwide advanced practice site in Hainan, China soon, it’s also lined up to provide its procedures to the NBA China. Let’s dig in.…read more

Can a Ligament Grow Back? Getting an Athlete’s ACL to Heal

On this page: What is the ACL and can it grow back? Can ACL tears be treated without surgery? An athlete’s ACL story We began treating ACL tears using x-ray guidance and high-dose bone marrow concentrate back in 2011 before anyone else was performing that procedure and frankly before anyone else was doing much of…read more

IMAC Regeneration Centers Review

Dr. Centeno reviews the IMAC Regeneration Centers.

Only About Half of Hip Arthroscopy Patients Report Long-Term Satisfaction

In addition to many studies showing hip arthroscopy for hip impingement and hip labrum tears aren't a good idea, now it seems almost half of patients who pull the trigger on this surgery aren't satisfied with the results long term...

Is Playing on a Sprained Ankle Safe?

On this page: What is an ankle sprain? What is joint instability? What happens if you play on a sprained ankle? How can a doctor tell if you have an unstable ankle? How can you treat these lax ankle ligaments? I can’t tell you how many trashed ankles we have seen through the years because the…read more
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