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What to Look for When Considering Stem Cell Therapy

February 18, 2018

With medicine today, it is important for you to be your own health care advocate.  Here is a list of things to consider when deciding about stem cell therapy treatment:   1.   What type of doctor is performing the procedure? Pain management doctors, while excellent at treating chronic pain, have no surgical experience and many…

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What Does Platelet Rich Plasma Really Do? What’s it Good for? Is it Worth the Money?

February 11, 2018

We began trials with platelet rich plasma in 1997.  While conceptually, PRP makes sense and there was a great deal of excitement over the ease of harvest and delivery, PRP still struggles to find it’s ideal clinical role.   All PRP is not created equal and the final product for delivery depends on the skill…

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An Explanation of Stem Cell Treatments for Orthopedic Surgery Patients

February 6, 2018

Across the United States, doctors are now commonly offering treatments that are being called  “stem cell injections” or “stem cell treatments” or “cell based therapies” (CBT).   More recently there has been a move to refine the description of the treatments to help patients understand how the treatment works.  The term ‘medicinal signaling cell’ is…

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What is a Chicken Shot?

February 6, 2018

Viscosupplementation treatments (rooster injections/chicken shots) of the knee are very reasonable, scientific treatments for knee pain. These injections are covered by most insurance policies for arthritic knee pain every six months and are easily performed in the clinic setting with very little pain. While not specifically indicated for other human joints, the principles on which…

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Yeargan Uses Patients Own Cells To Heal

August 31, 2017

As reported in WilmingtonBiz.com: Austin Yeargan III is on an ongoing quest to “dismantle human disease.” The orthopedic sports surgeon and regenerative orthopedist is also a husband, dad and self-described “motocross and surfing athlete,” who likes to keep an eye on the most up-to-date techniques in his profession. “I am most excited about discovering the…

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