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 •  December 10

If you read this blog, you know I love the holidays. It’s a time of year that I can shift into low gear, which for me is saying something. It’s also a time of year I can give back to our employees who work hard all year. This weekend at our party an ACL stem cell story emerged that typifies what’s likely to happen as we innovate more and more...

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 •  December 9

The enticing aroma of things like Pumpkin Spice, Peppermint, Gingerbread, and Toffee Nut Latte is abound on the streets of most towns and cities these days, and has become a tradition for many at this time of year. It can wake you up in the morning, give you a much needed boost mid-day, and often help with that nagging headache. But is drinking...

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 •  December 7

One of the things I love about medicine is that if you pay close attention, what we know is being constantly updated and expanded and sometimes rewritten. Take for example nerves. Who would have thought that new nerve cells that carry pain signals would still be being discovered in 2017? You would have thought that stuff ended at the turn of the...

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 •  December 6

As a physician, like every other doctor, I was taught that the Achilles was the biggest single tendon in the human body. The first day of medical school I was also told that half of everything they would teach me would eventually be proven wrong. So this past week, researchers added yet another thing that all doctors believe is true, and blew it...

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 •  December 5

How do stem cells work? We know some things. For example, stem cells can both differentiate (turn into) another cell and excrete chemicals to coordinate a repair response. They can transfer good mitochondrial batteries to a dying cell with bad batteries. They can also transfer some of their RNA into another cell and make it produce proteins. Now a...

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 •  December 2

I love sharing MRIs of patients who never got ACL surgery and who instead got a precise injection of high dose stem cells. This morning’s images are above. This patient is a bit unique in that he’s a specialist physician. Why is that important? Because physicians have been to the proverbial puppet show and have seen the surgical strings. As a...

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 •  December 1

How do you lead the exploding orthopedic regenerative medicine space? You do what few other practitioners do, you publish your results on a regular basis. That’s what we do several times a year and this morning I’d like you to introduce you to our latest peer-reviewed publication on the use of platelet lysate injected epidurally to treat irritated...

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 •  November 30

How does medicine advance? If you ask some academics, they’ll tell you that only they can advance medical science. However, that’s always been fiction as most medical breakthroughs have always come from doctors innovating to solve specific problems. This morning I’d like to share how we solved a problem with our transverse/alar ligament procedure....

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 •  November 28

It’s always good to follow-up with our patients to see how they did long-term. This morning I’d like to update you on a patient whose shoulder fractures were so severe, surgeons had nothing to offer. I gave you a short look at her result back in 2015; this is where she is today. Fracture Nonunion and AVN Fractures usually heal within a few months....

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 •  November 27

If you’re otherwise healthy, is just being overweight a health risk? That’s what a team of researchers recently set out to discover. That’s because studies have bounced back and forth on this issue for awhile. What they found may surprise some of the patients I talk to every day. Coronary Heart Disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) occurs when a...