The Future of Regenerative Medicine

I would like to present a series of blogs that will address the future of Regenerative Medicine. I found the above picture and found it fascinating. It brought memories as to when I was a child. I grew up watching the Three Stooges on TV. Above we see the stooges looking at the eight-ball trying…

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The Legion of Dabblers

Lately I have encountered a number of patients who tell me they have seen a physician who is beginning to perform Regenerative Medicine procedures such as PRP and stem cell injections. They are starting to “dabble” in this field. Their reasons are many fold. What they are doing is not fair to the patient or…

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STEM CELL AND PRP SCARY URBAN LEGENDS

Here is the Wikipedia definition of an urban legend:” An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a form of modern folklore. It usually consists of fictional stories, often presented as true, rooted in local popular culture. These legends can be used for entertainment purposes, as well as semi-serious explanations for random…

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HYBRID BONE MARROW ASPIRATE, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!

HYBRID BONE MARROW ASPIRATE, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!   There is a continuing debate between using bone marrow aspirate in a non-centrifuged manner and using it in a manner where it is concentrated by centrifugation. Until recently bone marrow aspirate was essentially always concentrated.  This question has generated much discussion and some heated debates…

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IS ALL FAT CREATED EQUAL?

IS ALL FAT CREATED EQUAL?   Fat is a very popular treatment modality in Regenerative Medicine.  There have been many articles written about fat some condemning it as being far inferior to bone marrow aspirate while others give it the highest praise. The real question is where does fat (adipose tissue) lie on the Regenerative…

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