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Very Grateful For Our Patients and Staff

I remember way back in 2005, when John Schultz and I first started this company, we were blazing new trails. Since then, we’ve treated more than 100,000 patients with orthobiologics. We are grateful for every single one. You may notice that you can find me answering questions twice a week during a Facebook Live, or…
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COVID PCR Test Problems? This Is a Big Deal…

This past week, Elon Musk tweeted, “Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. ” While I went about my business and rolled my eyes at our testing situation, it wasn’t until this week that I…
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Looking for Some Holiday Entertainment? Learn About the Stem Cell Wild West

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to hit the wall on good stuff to watch. The number of new movies is almost nil and I’ve watched all the great content on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. While I do have my weekly serials like “The Undoing” on HBO and “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, that…
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New NEJM Article: COVID-19 Disease Transmission Is Close Contact

Much of what we know about COVID-19, if it were put in a trial format in front of a jury, would be in the category of weak circumstantial evidence. Much of that has to do with the fact that high-level controlled science takes a long time to plan, recruit, execute, write-up, and then get published.…
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A Bad Knee Arthritis MSC Injection Meta-analysis Part 2

As I said yesterday, I would dig deeper into the recent meta-analysis that purported to show that “MSC Injections” didn’t work for knee arthritis. Today we’ll get into more problems with that paper. Monkeying Around with Placebos A placebo is a treatment we know doesn’t work that can be given to a patient in such…
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A Bad MSC Meta-analysis Is a Great Way to Learn About Stem Cells

Some orthopedic surgeons have a bizarre love-hate relationship going on with injection-based knee arthritis stem cell therapy while others have embraced it. Let’s dig into this phenomenon through a poorly accomplished meta-analysis published in a big orthopedic journal and learn quite a bit about the actual science of stem cells and knee arthritis in the…
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More Windex: Steroid Inhalers and Bone Health

Steroid inhalers are common these days. The idea was supposed to be that by inhaling low doses of steroids, we could avoid the side effects of higher oral and intravenous steroids. Did this turn out to be true? Nope. Let’s dig in. Steroids are Super Nasty As I wrote yesterday, steroids are the Windex of…
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Why Are Physicians Addicted to Steroids? Tendons and Windex

Physicians have a torrid love affair ongoing with a medication that clearly harms their patients, but they just can’t seem to give it up. That medication can chew up joint cartilage and damage tissues, but they continue to inject it with wild abandon. That nasty drug fits into a class called corticosteroids. Let’s explore this…
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