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Stem Cell Therapy For Knees

When is Stem Cell therapy for knees a good option? That’s a great question, and with all medical questions, there’s unfortunately not one easy answer.  The procedure of using your own stem cells to heal knee joints, has very promising results.  But, many elements factor into the equation. Here are just some examples: Your age

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PRP Injection Costs

Why Do PRP Injection Costs Vary? If you’re investigating PRP therapy, you may have noticed differences in PRP injection costs.  Most often the injection costs vary because of the processing of the plasma, which effects the quality of the product and whether it has a high, pure, concentration of platelets. PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma,

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Alternative to Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery on the meniscus, (having your knee “scoped”) is the most common orthopedic procedure in the United States, performed, studies say, about 700,000 times a year.  Unfortunately, research is suggesting that a high percentage of these surgeries are ineffective. “Those who do research have been gradually showing that this popular operation is not of very

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C-Arm Fluoroscopy Guided Imaging

Why do we use C-Arm guidance when we do our procedures? A C-arm is a term used for an x-ray machine that’s shaped like a “C”.  The C-arm enables our physicians to guide a needle to the specific area of damage while watching that needle on a live x-ray screen. A C-arm fluoroscopy is utilized

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Key Factors For Successful Prolotherapy

“Prolotherapy”, also called regenerative injection treatment (RIT), is an injection procedure that uses a substance, primarily a dextrose solution, to promote healing of small tears and weakened tissues. Its use for healing has been done for over 50 years. The theory is to accelerate your body’s own natural healing powers by putting an “irritant” in

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What’s a Platelet?

If you’re considering PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, you might ask yourself, “What’s a Platelet?” Platelets are the smallest of our blood cells and can only be seen under a microscope.  Platelets are literally shaped like small plates in their non-active form. When they are activated they grow tentacles and travel to a site

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