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16 September 2016
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Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery: A Bad Idea

16 September 2016, Comments: 0

Revolutionary Treatment? Stem cell therapy for the treatment of orthopedic conditions is gaining popularity and acceptance. This is a mixed blessing. Patients are better informed about how stem cell therapy can help them, but, there is also a lot of misinformation and creative marketing out there that patients need to be aware of. For example, I recently saw an ad […]

2 September 2016
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Yet Another Reason to Avoid Joint Surgeries

2 September 2016, Comments: 0

Stem cell treatment is an alternative to joint surgeries. In the past we have discussed the many reasons to avoid joint surgery. These reasons include: increased costs, unnecessary risks, long recovery periods, and suboptimal outcomes. Over the past several years, and especially the last 2 years, the evidence supporting the widespread use of joint surgeries has been questioned. This article […]

19 April 2016
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Spinal Fusions: Necessary Treatment?

19 April 2016, Comments: 0

Two decades ago lumbar spinal fusions were relatively rare. Most surgeries of the lumbar spine involved a decompressive laminectomy (removal of bone) without a fusion. But, over that time span, the rate of spinal fusions in the USA has increased at an alarming rate: a fifteen-fold increase between 2002 and 2007 alone. Now, almost half of all lumbar spine surgeries […]

16 April 2016
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Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Stem Cells

16 April 2016, Comments: 0

Encouraging, positive results of a clinical trial using a new stem cell therapy to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are about to be presented next week at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. This is a phase I clinical trial performed at the Tisch MS Research Center of New York. Phase I clinical trials are designed to determine […]

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

11 April 2016, Comments: 0

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 […]