Research: Low functioning patient before hip replacement, low functioning patient after hip replacementDoctors at McGill University suggest that if you are a low functioning patient before hip replacement, you will be a low functioning patient after hip replacement surgery.1 This is not a new or surprising revelation, surgeons already knew that hip replacement does not turn low functioning patients into high functioning patients. Unfortunately patients assume that the new … Continue reading "Research: Low functioning patient before hip replacement, low functioning patient after hip replacement"Read Full Article »
- I receive many emails about accelerating the healing of surgically repaired tendons with stem cell therapy. Generally speaking stem cells can be very successful in augmentation repair. Of course each patient is unique and a consultation would be required to come up with a realistic healing program for that patient’s specific goals.Read Full Article »
- There is some new and exciting research to share on elbow pain and instability. Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a term for severe elbow tendonitis, or an inflammation, soreness, or pain on the outside (lateral) part of the upper arm near the elbow. It’s usually caused by a partial tear in the tendon fibers, which … Continue reading "PRP and Stem Cells for Tennis Elbow"Read Full Article »
- I frequently see patients with an MRI of a tendon tear or chronic tendinopathy. Tendinopathy is a more recent term to describe pathology of a tendon that causes pain. Tendinopathy has classical symptoms of tenderness on palpation, and pain when exercising or with movement. It is divided into two broad categories: Tendinitis is typically from … Continue reading "Stem cells for tendinopathy"Read Full Article »
- When explaining how stem cell therapy can repair the damage of bone-on-bone knees by in part mobilizing the stem cells already native in the knee a patient will often ask, “If there are already stem cells in my knee, why aren’t they fixing the damage?” This is an answer from published research in the International Journal … Continue reading "Understanding how stem cells create healing in damaged knees"Read Full Article »
- Can Stem Cell Therapy help chondromalacia patella? Research says stem cell therapy effective in high level athletes with Chondromalacia patella Research says chondromalacia patella tears or lesions may not be the cause of pain in back of knee Research questions use of knee braces Patellofemoral pain syndrome more widespread than thought One of the most common problems … Continue reading "Can Stem Cell Therapy help chondromalacia patella?"Read Full Article »
- Many patients still have pain after knee replacement. The common question of course is why? Let’s look for some answers: This is what a new study from doctors at the New York Hospital for Special Surgery says: “Although total knee replacement is a successful and cost-effective procedure, patient dissatisfaction remains as high as 50%.”1 In the … Continue reading "Can stem cells help patients with knee pain after knee replacement"Read Full Article »
- Morton’s Neuroma The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society describes Morton’s Neuroma as feeling like you are “walking on a marble,” and you have persistent pain in the ball of your foot. A neuroma is a benign tumor of a nerve. Morton’s neuroma is not actually a tumor, but a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the … Continue reading "Morton’s Neuroma"Read Full Article »
Knee improvement might be a result of the post-operative rehabilitation rather than the surgery itself“Various surgical treatment options are available, (for cartilage injuries) however no statistically significant differences have been found between the different surgical treatments. This supports the suggestion that the improvement might be a result of the post-operative rehabilitation rather than the surgery itself.” 1 This may be why doctors are still trying to figure out which … Continue reading "Knee improvement might be a result of the post-operative rehabilitation rather than the surgery itself"Read Full Article »
The damaging effects of cortisone on cartilage and the inability of hyaluronic acid to repair this damageIn a new study scientists released their findings on the damaging effects of cortisone on cartilage and the inability of hyaluronic acid to repair this damage when used in combination. The idea of combining cortisone and hyaluronic acid is that the intra-articular injection of corticosteroids can treat the inflammatory pain of arthritis and the hyaluronic … Continue reading "The damaging effects of cortisone on cartilage and the inability of hyaluronic acid to repair this damage"Read Full Article »
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