Golf, stem cells and knee replacement

We will often receive emails from people who will say “I am 59 years old, very active. I have wear and tear damage in my knee I am being told to lay off or stop weight lifting and running. I can still play golf but it now hurts on some of the swings. My orthopedist

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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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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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Weight loss can be a knee replacement alternative treatment

Weight loss can protect you from the need for a knee replacement. This should not be news to you. People who are overweight understand that their arthritis related knee problems can be made worse because of their weight. The news you are probably looking for is a way to lose that weight. In the end

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Research: Knee replacements do not help you lose weight

The majority of total knee replacement patients are overweight or obese and physical activity levels and weight do not appear to change in a high proportion of patients after knee replacement I was reading a study in the journal Disability and rehabilitation.(1) It was led by Northwestern University. It talked about the weight problems people have after

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