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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...
New Research: Steroids Hammer Stem Cells!

New Research: Steroids Hammer Stem Cells!

Steroids are widely used in Orthopedic care like water, sprinkled here and there for good measure in arthritis and surgical procedures alike. We’ve known for sometime that these high dose steroids are horrible for cartilage and other cells, but there hasn’t been much...
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...
Diet and Cells: Soda is Really Bad for You!

Diet and Cells: Soda is Really Bad for You!

How does soda fit into the diet and cells equation? Soda has become an American staple, with some patients using it to replace water. Now a new study shows that it shortens the telomeres in your cells. What the heck are telomeres and why should you care? When your...
Bartolo Colon Stem Cell Network

Bartolo Colon Stem Cell Network

About 2 years ago, a second national network with an orthopedic focus, StemMD burst on the stem cell scene. Calling themselves a “National Regenerative Medicine Practice” they featured Joe Purita, M.D. as their leader, highlighting the Bartolo Colon stem...