Success and Failure Rates

Success and failure rates of medical procedures, including stem cell treatments, are crucial but often not fully understood. Comprehensive statistics on treatment outcomes are essential and require tracking patients over time in registries.

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How Do We Get Coverage for Orthobiologics? The Problem With Assigning Success Rates to Specific Orthopedic Surgeries

How has Regenexx been able to get more than a thousand US employers to cover interventional orthobiologic (IO) procedures? One of the ways is to perform analyses of how IO procedures can help their employees avoid surgery, save them money, and reduce their time out of work. Today we’ll explore just one little piece of…read more

Checking the Clinical Outcome of Our Network Sites

One of the things that makes Regenexx VERY DIFFERENT is our Clinical Registry and uniformity of treatment across the network. Today I’ll show you how we use this data to help our network sites maximize their outcomes. Let’s dig in. What Is a Treatment Registry? A Treatment Registry is a system that pings patients to…read more

What Is Bioxcellerator?

Bioxcellerator is a stem cell therapy company using mostly umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells to treat everything from chronic pain to neurological issues, sexual wellness, and rejuvenation. The company has a corporate office in Phoenix, Arizona, but does all of its treatments at their Medellin, Colombia treatment center. The company aggressively markets its services online…read more

The Evidence Supporting Common Orthopedic Surgeries Is AWFUL

I’ve been blogging on the evidence base behind orthopedic surgery for years and I’ve taken HUGE amounts of flak from a handful of orthopedic surgeons who don’t like my approach. Now a new British Medical Journal study confirms what I’ve been saying for the last decade-plus, common orthopedic surgeries have embarrassingly poor evidence. Let’s dig…read more

Knee Replacement Failures in the News

Most patients believe that a knee replacement is like replacing a worn out or broken part in your car. However, these past few years news stories have begun to appear that show the reality of what’s really happening in patients. Let’s dig in. Danette’s Story This appeared in the Washington Post about a woman with…read more

Ask Dr. C- Episode 8- Bone on Bone and Cartilage Regeneration

Nothing in regenerative medicine is likely more misunderstood by doctors and patients than “bone on bone” knee arthritis. There are misconceptions about candidacy as well as what the patient can expect as far as outcomes. Hence, this is a great “Ask Dr. C” question. Dr. Centeno, ” you said that you have not been able…read more

What is Intersection Syndrome?

Intersection syndrome is a diagnosis that’s given to patients with a painful condition of the forearm and wrist. What causes this problem? How is it diagnosed? Can it be treated? If so, how? What is Intersection Syndrome? Intersection syndrome is defined by pain on the back thumb side of the wrist. This can occur in…read more

Direct Biologics, Exosomes, IRB Approval, and Paisleys?

What do Paisleys and illegal exosome products have in common? How about spine surgeons and exosomes? Let’s dig in. Paisleys? I recently got a press release that looks like it was put out by former Spine Surgeon, Ken Pettine. I’ve known Ken for years, but these past few years he’s suffered from an addiction problem…read more
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