A Video on Thumb Arthritis Treatment and Diagnosis…

How do you decide on the correct Thumb Arthritis Treatment? This week in clinic, I examined a patient who had injured her thumb skiing a few years back and now had the beginnings of arthritis. Since the arthritis was mild, our focus was treating it with the Regenexx-SCP procedure. However, as I went through the diagnostic work-up, it hit me that my readers might like a peek into the process. How do we decide where the cells go? Why are we critical of the shot-gun approach to cell therapy practiced by many clinics? As I took video clips of the thumb stress exam looking for instability, I got the idea that sharing that on the blog would be educational. Click the video above for a 4 min window in the world of advanced thumb pain diagnosis…

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Chris Centeno, MD is a specialist in regenerative medicine and the new field of Interventional Orthopedics. Centeno pioneered orthopedic stem cell procedures in 2005 and is responsible for a large amount of the published research on stem cell use for orthopedic applications. View Profile

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NOTE: This blog post provides general information to help the reader better understand regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal health, and related subjects. All content provided in this blog, website, or any linked materials, including text, graphics, images, patient profiles, outcomes, and information, are not intended and should not be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please always consult with a professional and certified healthcare provider to discuss if a treatment is right for you.

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