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Neck and Thumb Pain: A Doctor’s Personal Story

Are neck and thumb pain connected? Can a nerve in your neck cause hand arthritis? In the early summer, I had a pinched nerve in my neck and shorty thereafter, on the hand that was getting numb, evidence of early arthritis appeared in that thumb joint. Believe it or...
How Many Stem Cell Patients Convert to Knee Replacement?

How Many Stem Cell Patients Convert to Knee Replacement?

Most of the patients we see who want stem cell injections have been told that they need or will soon require a knee replacement. As a result, we’ve tracked knee replacement rates, after a precise injection of stem cells in our registry. So what percentage...
The 5-5-5 Knee Stem Cell Treatment: Hype or Reality?

The 5-5-5 Knee Stem Cell Treatment: Hype or Reality?

Herman Cane became famous for his 9-9-9 plan during his presidential bid. Now there’s a new plan in the arena of stem cells brought to us by a reader of this blog, the 5-5-5 knee stem cell treatment. If you get a knee stem cell injection you’ll be pain free in 5 days,...
Orthopedic Stem Cell Research: Is There Enough?

Orthopedic Stem Cell Research: Is There Enough?

While stem cells are clearly gaining ground in orthopedics, there are still some physicians and many scientists that argue that there just isn’t enough research yet for physicians to use this therapy in patients. Since I’ve been following the research since 2005 and...

Does a Second Stem Cell Injection for Knee Arthritis Help?

Thinking About a Second Stem Cell Injection? Watch This… I often get asked if a second stem cell injection for knee arthritis will add anything to the results of the first procedure. If we were like every other little clinic popping up, using a simple, automated...