Knee Surgery? Still in Pain?
Did you Have Knee Surgery? Still in Pain? Mr. S. is an active 77 year old male who enjoys playing golf. Unfortunately, knee pain and knee osteoarthritis had limited his ability to enjoy his favorite hobby. The pain on his right knee became so severe that he had to quit playing golf. He was also unable to walk long distances […]
Stem Cells And Arthritis: New Evidence
Stem Cells for Arthritis: New Studies Showing its Effectiveness. Stem cell treatments have been shown on animal models to be a potential new powerful and effective treatment for arthritis. Now, more and more studies are showing the same in humans. Two new studies were recently published showing good results when using stem cell injections to treat patients with arthritis of […]
Can an MRI show where it hurts?
“Free MRI review. Send your MRI today” (…and we will determine that you are a surgical candidate.) This is a common marketing gimmick used by many spine surgery practices. But, can you really determine if a patient is a surgical candidate just by looking at an MRI? This goes to the heart of another dilemma….can an MRI show a pain […]
ARE JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERIES SAFE?
As our population gets older, the number of joint replacement surgeries performed in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate. The United States perform joint replacement surgeries at a much higher rate than most other developed countries. That number increased by 50% just in the last decade. Any joint surgery involves significant risk. Infections and blood clots are […]