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Knee Pain

Two Knees: A Story

It’s been a good day for stem cell procedures. I had the pleasure of seeing a 68 year old patient 8 weeks out from his RIGHT knee stem cell procedure. He reported 30% improvement.

30% you might say, that’s not very good. However, I told him from the start that his candidacy was poor (this means <30% chance of good improvement). His poor candidacy was due to very severe osteoarthritis with loose bodies in the […]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Knee Pain|Tags: |Comments Off on Two Knees: A Story

Treating Knee Problems: An Innovative, Modern Approach!!

Hi All,

My last blog was on the different type of injuries/problems/pathology that can occur in the knee. Today we will tie things together with the common and perhaps not so well-known treatment protocols.

Once again, I would add the caveat that this is a basic/informational discussion. When it comes to medicine even the smallest region or anatomical part can be quite complicated and detailed. So, considering the knee, there are medical professionals who solely practice […]

By |October 26th, 2018|Categories: Knee Pain|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Treating Knee Problems: An Innovative, Modern Approach!!

Why does your knee hurt?

Knee 101 August 2018 Blog Part II
Hi All,
My last blog was Knee 101, a basic lesson on anatomy.  Today we will cover the more common types of injuries/problems/pathology and how they affect the joint.  This is Part II in a III part series.  In III we will discuss possible treatments.
As with all my blogs, I would add the caveat that this is a basic/informational discussion.  If you desire more education on this topic, there […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Knee Pain, Pain Management||Comments Off on Why does your knee hurt?

Knee 101

Hi All,
It has been a few months since I have written a blog.  The biggest reason was devoting my time to the River of No Return Race in Challis.  We have been the medical providers for 5 years and I’m happy to report another successful year with no serious issues.  Anyway, I’m now back on track and ready to resume a monthly blog. 
As a PA, or I would assume any medical provider it is […]

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: Knee Pain||Comments Off on Knee 101

PRP for Knee Arthritis

When talking with other physicians about regenerative injections and PRP (platelet-rich plasma injections), I commonly hear the response “well, it is worth a try and I can’t see that it hurts, but until there is more data out there I don’t recommend it to my patients”.

The tides are changing. I recently read an editorial commentary, “The Time Has Come to Try Intra-articular Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections for Your Patients With Symptomatic Knee Arthritis”, […]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Knee Pain, Platelet Rich Plasma||Comments Off on PRP for Knee Arthritis

How to Deal With Your Knees

Came across this interesting read, in the New York Times, of all places. It pretty much summarizes my practice philosophy on how to deal with many knee problems, with a few exceptions (read my critiques at the bottom).

>> What I Wish I’d Known About My Knees

Here’s what I DON”T agree with:

-Taking anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for chronic knee pain. NSAIDs have been associated with a host of problems, including bleeding ulcers in the stomach and […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: Knee Pain|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Tale of Two Knees

I saw a patient yesterday who is six weeks out from bilateral knee replacements and struggling. One knee remains stiff and painful and both knees remain hot and swollen. Her summer is shot. She had originally planned to have the replacements done in the fall, but after years of mild joint pain went precipitously downhill in 4 short months, from February to May, to the point that the pain became so unbearable that she […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: Knee Pain, Platelet Rich Plasma||0 Comments