Orthopedics 2.0 3rd Edition Kindle!
Our practice is committed to something different than most clinics offering stem cells for orthopedic problems. We’re focused on reworking orthopedic care through what we call, Interventional Orthopedics. This means a complete overhaul of how we understand, diagnose, and treat knee, back, shoulder, hip, and other problems. This also includes an emphasis on hyper-accurate cell placement under imaging guidance. To help our patients understand what we do and how we do it very differently than anyone else, I wrote a book many years back. The third edition of that book is now available on Kindle.
What is Orthopedics 2.0? First, I can tell you what it’s not. It doesn’t involve a patient getting magic stem cell injections somewhere inside a joint because the area hurts. It’s a complete overhaul of how we look at the musculoskeletal system. This takes the simplistic view of surgery from “cut out the painful tissue” and adds in layers of complexity to our understanding using a simple mantra-Stability, Articulation, Symmetry, and Neuromuscular (SANS).
The SANS approach starts with whether your joint is stable. This is different than the standpoint of a surgeon (i.e a ligament is busted) by also considering the much more common situation where small amounts of laxity in a joint can fry that structure over time. Next comes the joint itself (articulation). Rather than cutting out tissue (which research shows doesn’t help), the goal is to heal or help the cartilage, ligament, meniscus, or labrum that you have. Then we consider symmetry. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that if only your right knee has arthritis and it’s never really been injured, then your body isn’t symmetrically loading that joint. The last part of the system is neuromuscular, a part of the equation that’s virtually invisible to many surgeons. Bad nerves in your spine or muscles that don’t fire correctly will also eat up your joints.
The upshot? If you haven’t taken the time to read the third edition of Orthopedics 2.0, give it a whirl. All three editions of the book have been downloaded more than 30,000 times and I consistently hear from patients that they like how it makes them a partner in figuring out what’s wrong. Click here to access the Orthopedics 2.0 3rd Edition Kindle Launch (this is usually a free book, but to be a Kindle book you have to charge something-so how about a buck!)