Stem cell therapy | Alternatives to shoulder replacement

As many people contemplate waiting for a shoulder replacement and they have the time to review the research, they see that they have three main options to manage their shoulder pain. Replace the ball and socket of the shoulder joint. The reason a shoulder replacement can be tricky is that the joint is more a

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Stem cell therapy for Achilles Tendon tears and tendinopathy

I receive many emails about accelerating the healing of a surgically repaired tendon with stem cell therapy. These emails come from athletes or people who need to get back to work much faster than their surgical rehabilitation is allowing them to. Generally speaking stem cell therapy can be effective in augmentation repair of a surgery.

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Stem Cell Therapy and other injections for spinal stenosis

I want to begin this article with two case studies we recently published research in the Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research.(1) The patient was a 77 year-old female with a 20-year history of lower back pain, which had progressed with age. The patient wore a back brace to attempt to reduce the stiffness

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Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for knee osteoarthritis

While we do offer stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis, the focus of this article will be on Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy. We receive many emails which ask which is the better treatment, stem cells or PRP? That answer comes best when explored on an individual basis, following a physical examination, and, when we have the

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Different types of injections for ankle pain

Someone who has a medical history including numerous ankle arthroscopic procedures will usually contact out office looking for options to their next surgery which would be an ankle fusion or a total ankle replacement. Usually, someone being told they need one more surgery will lead these people to more exhaustively research alternatives. This includes the

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My MRI is suggesting back surgery

As with other joint problems, I will often get emails that are simply an MRI report. The MRI tells me that the person has a disc herniation at L1 or L2 or L4 or L5. Then the report will describe varying degrees of degenerative disc disease. The email will end with “can you help?” That

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Injections for Shoulder Tendinopathy

I want to focus this article on new research surrounding the use of Platelet Rich Plasma injections into the shoulder to repair tendon damage. In a July 2021 study (1) , study researchers wrote: “Rotator cuff tendinitis has been treated using various methods including physiotherapy, steroid injections and recently platelet rich plasma (PRP). Most of

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