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13 April 2016
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The Amniotic “Stem Cell Therapy” Scam – Part II

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  Another week…another sales rep coming to my office to market a new amniotic membrane/ fluid injection product. It seems these days that there is a new product coming to the market almost every month, and a new marketing gimmick associated with it. The old gimmick is marketing these treatments as “stem cell therapy” when is not.  The newest gimmick […]


11 April 2016
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The Amniotic “Stem Cell Therapy” scam.

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Amniotic derived products are proliferating like zombies in the regenerative medicine world. So, what are those amniotic injection products? Amniotic fluid is produced during pregnancy. This fluid is surrounded by a membrane that forms like a sack or balloon, covering the fetus. Just before birth, this sack breaks and the fluid comes out. This is what people refers as “the […]


7 April 2016
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To See or Not to See?

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When I tell my orthopedic surgeon friends that I do all my intra-articular injections, including knee injections, under fluoroscopy (a form of x-rays) they like to give me a hard time. Their comments go along the lines of:” well, if you cannot find the knee (the largest joint in the body) without x-rays, you shouldn’t be injecting it.” But, in […]


28 January 2016
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Best Way to prevent Back Pain Episodes? Regular Exercise

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Low back pain is extremely common. It is one of the main reason for patients to visit a doctor. Most of us will experience episodes of low back pain at some point in our lives. Luckily, most of the time these episodes will last a few days and then the pain goes away. Unfortunately, these episodes tend to recur, and […]


3 November 2015
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Safety of Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapies

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Looking for some information on the internet I stumbled into a page, put up by an organization called the International Society for Stem Cell Research, entitled: “Nine things to know about stem cell treatments.” The first statement on that list reads like an ominous warning: “Currently, very few stem cell treatments have been proven to be safe” and further down […]


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