Research comparing Stem cell therapy, PRP and hyaluronic acid knee injections

Many patients we see, have been researching their options in treating their chronic knee pain. These people come to see us because they are exploring non-surgical alternatives and have investigated various forms of regenerative medicine techniques. This includes the use of their own blood platelets as a healing solution, (more commonly referred to as Platelet Rich

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How accurate are MRI scans of the knee?

We get many emails from people asking us about our ability or the ability of stem cell therapy to repair their knee damage. Some of these people have had a recent MRI and a report of what the MRI recorded and what the radiologist interpreted. Some of these MRI reports are deep and comprehensive in

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Anti-inflammatory medication side-effects – accelerated knee osteoarthritis

As we see more patients looking for alternatives to knee surgery and who are being pain managed along with anti-inflammatory medications or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications) and painkillers, one question they all seem to have is: “What are these medications doing to my knees.” The simple answer is, they are destroying your knees and the

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Do you need ACL reconstruction surgery? Can you play without the surgery?

The problems of ACL reconstruction surgery are many. So much so that surgeons are now exploring new surgical options. In the medical journal Knee, August 2017, doctors discuss the resurgence of interest in primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair.(1) This is a surgery that will attempt to fix the remnant or remaining ACL with what

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Stem Cell Therapy Alternative For Meniscus Surgery

Many people today are exploring meniscus surgery alternatives. One reason is that they may be on a waiting list to get the surgery. Another is that they have been doing research and are not absolutely convinced that meniscus surgery will help them anyway. Meniscus repair surgery, opinion as of 2020: “in the knees without the

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Do Opioids Cause Knee Replacement Complications?

One of the most frequent emails we receive is one from people in pain who are waiting for a knee replacement and have a lot of pain issues. Because of the delay or wait in getting a knee replacement they have found themselves taking more medications. Research is showing us that the use of painkillers

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Biological knee replacement – Meniscal allograft transplantation – microfracture knee surgery

Biological knee replacement or knee reconstruction is a more recent term to describe the surgical procedure of combined meniscal allograft transplantation and surgical cartilage repair. It is recommended to patients with painful, meniscus-deficient knees and full-thickness cartilage damage. In the research we will examine below, some surgeons are questioning the value of these procedures. Also

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The meniscus tear in the golfer

I have written a few articles on this website on the subject of meniscus tears. In this article I want to more focus on the golfer and his/her meniscus tear. There is not much by way of research specific to meniscus tears in golfers. Most of the literature surrounding the knee in golfers relates to

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy | Meniscus Tear Injections

Even before it became more challenging to get a meniscus tear surgery, people contacted me to see if our treatments of platelet rich plasma therapy could help them avoid arthroscopic knee surgery. More questions came from the people who were told that they would need total removal of the meniscus or meniscectomy. I am going

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