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Will to Exercise; It’s in Your Genes?

Jul 01, 2013

Will to Exercise; It’s in Your Genes?  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl There was an ad campaign for designer jeans that stated, nothing comes between me and my Calvin’s. What if it was not your jeans, but it was your genes? Scientists looking at the FTO gene (fat mass and obesity associated) have found that exercise can decrease the effects of this gene, and ward off obesity. 74% of all people living in the U.S. of European ancestry have…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment

Jun 29, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   Avascular necrosis of the talus occurs when the ankle bone or the talus develops necrosis as the result of a disruption of the blood supply to the bone. The term avascular refers to loss of blood supply, and the term necrosis, refers to bone cell death as a result of the lost blood supply. Other terms for avascular necrosis (AVN) include osteonecrosis,…

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Hip AVN may be bilateral (both hips) or may occur in the hip and knee.

Jun 25, 2013

HIP AVN AND STEM CELLS Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip is the most frequent site of avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the hip becomes disrupted and a portion of the hip bone (femur) dies. AVN is sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN is seen with trauma when the blood supply is disrupted. Other times there is no clear reason for the…

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WHEN CHRONIC KNEE PAIN ADDS UP TO OCHO

Jun 14, 2013

WHEN CHRONIC KNEE PAIN ADDS UP TO OCHO (8)  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   Tennis star Rafael Nadal completed his comeback journey from a 7 month sabbatical due to persistent left knee pain, by winning his 8th French Open title. That is more slams than any other man in the open era. He also moved past legends Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg for 12 total slams. Nadal has been riddled with knee pain for years, and since after…

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Stem Cells for Joint Therapy, Safer than Knee Surgery?

Jun 07, 2013

Stem Cells for Joint Therapy, Safer than Knee Surgery? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     Stem Cell Therapy for joint pain, inflammation, injury, and repair has been involved in multiple clinical trials worldwide. In the United States trials for knee arthritis and back pain with degenerative disc disease have undergone safety trials and phase studies for effectiveness. The safety profile for stem cell therapy in joints has been proven. Adverse effects are not seen as related to the…

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Wrist Pain that Fails to Heal, Treatment with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

Jun 06, 2013

Wrist Pain that Fails to Heal, Treatment with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Wrist pain sometimes does not respond to conservative treatment. There are many potential causes. Arthritis, ligament injury, nerve injuries, and even Avascular Necrosis (AVN). Regenerative therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy may be considered in these cases. Degenerative or osteoarthritis may occur in the wrist and entire hand. Isolated or predominate arthritis of the wrist…

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Both Knees Replaced Now What?

Jun 04, 2013

Both Knees Replaced Now What?  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Most individuals would rather avoid knee replacement. It is fairly common that both knees have extensive arthritis at the same time.  Some patients opt for both knees to be replaced at the same time. This has pros and cons, and definitely is more difficult in the short run. There are times when  both knees are replaced successfully, as well as one knee followed by the other. What about when…

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Avoiding Hip Replacement? Regenerative Therapy: Stem Cells

May 29, 2013

Avoiding Hip Replacement? Regenerative Therapy: Stem Cells   Many Musicians who perform live have had hip ailments. Rumor has it Prince needs double hip replacement surgery, but after conversion to Jehovah’s Witness he wishes to avoid the blood associated hip surgery. Another musician who struggled with hip pain Steve Perry, of Journey fame, ultimately had the hip replacement procedure. Perry was afflicted with hip problems at an earlier age, and it affected planned concert tours leading to his departure from…

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Knee Stem Cells

May 28, 2013

Knee Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Stem Cell Therapy for knee disorders are becoming more common. A year long trial in the United Kingdom focused on mixing stem cells in a lab with cartilage cells, then re-injected the cells back into damaged knees. This stem cell therapy is hoped to be an alternative to knee joint replacement. Australia and the United States have ongoing clinical trials with stem cells for knee osteoarthritis. These trials have focused on…

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Adipose (Fat) Stem Cells used to treat Heart Failure

May 16, 2013

Adipose (Fat) Stem Cells used to treat Heart Failure Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Adipose stem cells have been used for a variety of medical disorders. Early work at UCLA in the 2000’s, revealed the adipose or fat tissue possessed a large reservoir of stem cells capable of differentiating into muscle, cartilage, and bone. Since then research and use of fat stem cells has grown significantly. Physicians at the Scripps Clinic have taken fat from the patient, and utilized…

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