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  • Understanding how stem cells create healing in damaged knees
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    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 ...
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  • Stem Cells for Degenerative Disc Disease
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    I have written many articles on stem cell therapy and how they change the degenerative disease environment of the inner spine to a healing environment. When stem cells are injected into the spine or joint they initially set up a line of communication with the immune system and begin exchanging messages. The stem cells tell the ...
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  • Stem cells for meniscus tears
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    What's new in this article? Researchers show stem cell and PRP treatment regeneration of meniscus and cartilage in difficult to heal white zone meniscus tears. Recently we discussed research from the British Medical Journal centering on meniscus surgery outcomes. In that research and subsequent article appearing in the New York Times, Dr. Gordon H. Guyatt, a professor ...
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  • New research on PRP for hair loss
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    At the Darrow Stem Cell Institute we utilize Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) not only to accelerate repair of damaged joints, but also for the regeneration of hair. According to the National Institutes of Health, Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. In men, this condition is also known as male-pattern ...
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  • Regenokine Treatments
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    Regenokine = Anti-Inflammatory Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy = Regeneration In Germany there is a medical procedure called Orthokine in which anti-inflammatory factors are removed from the patient's blood, manipulated, and then reinjected into the painful areas. It is an anti-inflammatory treatment used to suppress back and joint pain. By admission of its proponents it is only ...
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  • Stem Cells | Knee osteoarthritis treatment
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    After researching our website, people will often call or email wondering why treatments such as Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), or Prolotherapy were never offered to them as options in the past. Part of the reason is given here in this research: Despite the availability of evidence-based guidelines for conservative treatment of osteoarthritis ...
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  • Meniscal allograft transplantation and microfracture knee surgery
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    Biological knee reconstruction is a new and popular term to describe the surgical procedure of combined meniscal allograft transplantation (a cadaver meniscus) and surgical cartilage repair (microfracture surgery to create blood clots see explanation below). It is recommended to patients with painful, meniscus-deficient knees and full-thickness cartilage damage. Since I first wrote about this subject a few ...
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  • Stem Cells and PRP options to hip replacement
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    A team of European researchers are suggesting in the medical journal BMC Health Services Research that patients be allowed to make informed choices about hip osteoarthritis treatments including the need for hip replacement: "Patients with hip osteoarthritis are in great need of information both at the time of diagnosis and further throughout the disease development and care ...
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  • Can stem cells regenerate missing meniscus tissue
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    Doctors at Tokyo Medical and Dental University are tackling the problem of regenerating missing meniscus tissue. In their research they examined the process of meniscal regeneration and cartilage degeneration following meniscus surgical removal in mice. They found that there is a healing environment that the meniscus and cartilage create independently of each other spurred on by native stem ...
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  • Stem Cell Therapy for shoulder osteoarthritis
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    We do a lot of research in our clinic, one topic we research often is shoulder osteoarthritis. It truly amazes me how many new studies there are on the problems of shoulder replacement and fixing a failed replacement. In a paper published in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, doctors in Germany evaluated ...
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  • Rotator cuff stem cell treatments
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    Before you consider rotator cuff surgery, please consider this research: Here is the independent research: According to one athletic study from Loyola University Health System: “The results of (rotator cuff) treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and doctor would like to think,”1 Doctors at the University of Montreal suggest that "Despite improvements in rotator ...
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  • Research on PRP for Hip Osteoarthritis
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    Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is part of a group of treatments that come under the term “regenerative medicine.” Regenerative medicine is the science that studies the regeneration of biological tissues obtained through the use of the patient’s own cells. In regards to the growth factors in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) obtained from the withdrawal of the patient’s blood ...
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  • How stem cells make natural hyaluronic acid
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    Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is a major component of the protective synovial fluid that surrounds the knee. In its natural form it is also a key component of wound healing. In its processed form used for injection purposes, hyaluronic acid is NOT a key healing component as attested to by suggestions ...
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  • Stem cells for tendinopathy
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    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 ...
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  • Platelet Rich Plasma injections ability to lessen the appearance of wrinkles
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    In this article we will discuss Platelet Rich Plasma injections ability to lessen the appearance of wrinkles.  Egyptian doctors have released a series on new studies on Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy's ability to rejuvenate facial tissue, also known as the Vampire Facelift Published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Egyptian physicians say that your own blood ...
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  • Stem Cells for Knees: Promising Treatment or Hoax?
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    Stem Cells for Knees: Promising Treatment or Hoax? By Kathleen Doheny ( April 14, 2017 -- At 55, George Chung of Los Angeles could keep up with skiers decades younger, taking on difficult slopes for hours and hours. "Skiing was my passion," he says. Then the pain started, and the bad news. He had severe osteoarthritis, the ...
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  • What is a vampire facelift?
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    The Vampire Facelift™ provides non-surgical solutions to the challenges of maintaining a youthful appearance in aging faces. The procedure addresses: Facial wrinkles Thinning skin Blotchy complexion Dull grey looking skin Loss of skin elasticity/sagging skin It is called a Vampire Facelift™ because the facelift is achieved with the use of your own blood platelets combined ...
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  • The complexity of hip and back pain
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    The hip is a tricky and complex area filled with many pain causing suspects. In a study from doctors at Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute the incidence of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the hip and degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis were examined because the subjective complaints can be similar, and it is often difficult to differentiate intra- and extra-articular hip pathology ...
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  • PRP and hyaluronic acid face rejuvenation
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    A new paper from doctors in Turkey suggests that Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) can give you a younger looking neck and face. Published in the prestigious medical journal Annals of Dermatology, the Turkish doctors explained the process and the results they achieved. PRP is an autologous (from the patient’s own blood) preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma. It contains ...
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  • Hip Bursitis or Spinal Instability?
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    Trochanteric bursitis has been used as a general term to describe pain around the greater trochanteric region of the hip. "Bursitis," is still a popular diagnosis for lateral hip pain. Doctors at the Center for Hip Surgery in the United Kingdom however speculated that that trochanteric bursitis may not be a real diagnosis and in their ...
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