Austin Yeargan III, MD

Elbow Pain? Foot Pain?

March 27, 2018

Are you suffering from chronic foot pain or elbow pain?  The Tenex® TX-1 may be the ideal therapy when treating problems like plantar fasciitis, tennis and golfer’s elbow and other types of tendinitis or tendinosis.  The majority of patients with these conditions respond to conservative treatments such as physical therapy, bracing or splinting, NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, etc)…

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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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Why I Love Regenerative Medicine

August 28, 2017

My best friend and wife, Alison, told me I should write a blog on why I love regenerative medicine. Today what most excites me about regenerative medicine doesn’t have anything to do with orthopedics at all. It has to do with survival. My daughter’s friend has Cystic Fibrosis, a cruel lung disease that invariably ends…

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Embracing Cellular & Molecular Therapeutics

August 30, 2016

In 2009, in an attempt to improve patient outcomes, Austin Yeargan, MD, began to weave orthopedic biologics into surgical procedures for advanced rotator cuff tears with poor tissue using autologous mesenchymal stem cells. Impressive clinical results led to the treatment of irreparable cuff tears with an autologous mesenchymal cell impregnated acellular dermis graft and the…

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