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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!!

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

Research Shows Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Is Not Effective

Check out this new article just published in the British Medical Journal – Arthroscopic knee surgery (getting your knee “scoped”) is the most common orthopedic procedure in the world and yet research shows it is not effective for relieving pain or improving function.

An international panel of surgeons and patients agreed to change the guidelines for knee arthritis, recommending conservative measures instead of surgery.

Another reason to come see us and see what we […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Categories: Pain Management|Tags: |0 Comments