Stem cell therapy and avascular necrosis in the ankle

In this article I will focus on the problem of avascular necrosis in the ankle, mainly the talus bone in the ankle, and to suggest if stem cell therapy may be an effective treatment in helping you avoid ankle replacement or ankle fusion surgery. Many people that contact me asking about their ankle pain tell

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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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Systemic effects of cortisone injections including cartilage damage

Systemic and local side-effects of corticosteroid injections including joint destruction A patient will often come into our office with conflicting ideas about cortisone injections. The patient will tell us that his/her other doctors told them that cortisone injections are safe, effective, and will help their pain, if used sparingly. But, intuitively, the patient had doubts

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