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Scientifically Unfounded Statements

Continued hawking by commercial interests to an apparently uncritical group of healthcare providers and the willingness of patients to accept scientifically unfounded statements has made the utterance “I had stem cells” increasingly commonplace. I can not begin to...

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What Is PRP?

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, “PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than...

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Exosomes, Do They Work; Are they Safe?

Exosomes are micro-vesicles involved in cellular communication being positioned as a new frontier in regenerative medicine. They are involved in direct cellular signaling. Exosomes are isolated from human mesenchymal stem cells; and bring a wide array of growth...

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Is it the stem cells or the growth factors?

The New York Times: 2019/05/13 “Stem cell Treatments Flourish with Little Evidence That They Work” Several years ago, I asked a question of a cellular biologist as to how is Bone Marrow Concentrate effective if the number of adult mesenchymal stem cells diminish as we...

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Oh, my aching back!

Back pain will affect athletes of all ages and in every sport; though you don’t have to be an athlete to experience a debilitating back ache. Causes may be traumatic in nature or just the wear and tear of the aging process. If you break down the ergonomics of every...

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Masterful Care of The Aging Athlete

I consider myself an aging athlete who still skis, cycles, dedicates five days a week to fitness, plans to soon plant a garden, and walks up a spring creek with a fly rod. When my arthritic hips and knees began to limit my recreational profile several years ago, I...

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Should All Meniscal Injuries Undergo Operative Treatment ?

A patient presents to the office because of pain in the knee with or without a history of injury. An examination is performed followed by an X-Ray. Osteoarthritis may or may not be seen on the X-ray. If there is an altered range of knee motion when compared to the...

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Hamstring, calf, elbow and shoulder injury-Tis the season

Opening day of the baseball season is today, Thursday, March 28. I noted this morning on the sports pages how many players will not be available for the start of the race owing to injuries sustained in Spring training. In the basketball coverage, from the get go of...

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