Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is something that has been around for awhile but I suspect it will be coming into its own. I believe it will be taking increasing importance in the stem cell field. As an orthopedic surgeon I used this therapy a number of years ago for both tennis elbow and heel…

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Culturing Mesenchymal Stem Cell

REVISITING THE CONCEPT OF CULTURING MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL We now know that the newest scientific literature is pointing to the fact that one type of cell will not be as effective as many different types of cells when we are attempting to accomplish repair by using stem cells. It is becoming more and more evident…

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Stem Cell Aging

The preceding diagram is a very important aspect of stem cell science. This is a very good diagram that ties many loose ends together. It is comprehensive with its explanatory notes on the right. As I have stated previously one of the problems we are facing is the aging of stem cells. On the top…

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Will The Face Of Football Change Forever?

A few days ago I was watching ESPN before the Miami Heat game started. I heard a disturbing story concerning one of my favorite sports. This story concerned a lawsuit filed by two thousand former NFL players against the NFL. In the suit the players stated that the NFL intentionally hid the the effects and…

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Why are Antioxidants Important?

Everyone talks about antioxidants but few people really understand what they are and what they do. What antioxidants try to accomplish is to neutralize a free radical. The following diagram illustrates what a free radical is and how it functions. A free radical comes from our use of oxygen. Unfortunately almost all life requires oxygen…

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ACL Injuries to Repair or Not Repair

Here is an abstract that was sent to me by the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) of which I am a member. The abstract is as follows: Abstract Objective To compare, in young active adults with an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, the mid-term (five year) patient reported and radiographic outcomes between those…

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Electricity and Stem Cells

Does electricity make a difference for stem cells? We have been intrigued by electricity and its use in the body for centuries. I first became aware of the use of electricity in the field of stem cells with my work with the Bionicare brace. The Bionicare brace was created at Johns Hopkins Univ. and the…

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