A new study taking place at the Andrews Institute in Northwest Florida could shape the future of orthopedic surgery. The goal of the study, spearheaded by Dr. Adam Anz and already eight years in the making, is to use stem cells to regrow cartilage.
Global Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, known as GARM, is now offering stem cell therapy for elite athletes with US Olympics doctor Glenn Terry MD. The treatments are being offered in the Caribbean with extremely high cell counts for the highest effectiveness. Call (877) 737-0441 for more information and scheduling.
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Skiing in Aspen, Sean Fair mistimed a landing and felt a shooting pain in his right knee as he crumpled into the snow. He had to slide down the steep slope on his left ski. The doctor revealed that Fair’s agony originated from a quarter-sized hole in the cartilage of his knee.
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A new study demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain. The findings provide the most comprehensive picture yet of how electroacupuncture stimulates the brain to facilitate the release of stem cells and adds new insight relating to the cells’ healing properties.
A stem cell-based medication has done well in phase II trials. There’s hope it can be a future drug for people with RA.
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With a painful shot in October that left him unable to bend his prized arm for days, Red Sox lefthander Drew Pomeranz joined what he and others hope is a transformative development in sports medicine.
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Arthritis is usually thought to affect older people, but young adults can suffer from it, too. Dr. Mallika Marshall moderated a panel Thursday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on regenerative medicine, specifically looking at innovative ways to treat young patients with arthritis. One such treatment uses stems cells harvested from umbilical cords.