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Regenerative Medicine

Gratitude

Last week, I truly had one of the most gratifying patient care experiences in my professional career.

A patient had traveled a ways from Montana to see me. His lumbar spine had been fused years back and he was beginning to suffer the consequences; adjacent segment degeneration and worsening back pain. He was interested in regenerative medicine, and I counseled him that his candidacy was poor (previous fusion makes it difficult to treat the spine, […]

By |February 5th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain, Regenerative Medicine|Tags: |Comments Off on Gratitude

What is Arthritis?

The other day while reviewing an MRI with a patient, she asked a simple, but thought-provoking question, “What is arthritis?” I started thinking—as providers of medical care, we throw out a lot of common terms under the assumption that patients have a general understanding of the material discussed. It appears that this is not always the case.

So, today I’m going to discuss the basics of arthritis. As there are different forms […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Regenerative Medicine||0 Comments

The Importance of Imaging Guidance for Advanced Injection Procedures

I recently attended the annual conference of the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF, Home – Interventional Orthopedics Foundation), which included two days of training in regenerative medicine, including stem cell procedures and bone marrow aspirate harvesting techniques for stem cells.

The IOF promotes advanced techniques for advancing regenerative medicine. They are rigorously based in safe and effective techniques and promote outcomes-based research.

One of the tenets of membership is that members must

Attest that all injection […]

By |February 25th, 2017|Categories: Regenerative Medicine|Tags: , , |0 Comments