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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) at Multiple Sites

Oct 13, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) at Multiple Sites Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular Necrosis (AVN) may be associated with trauma, it may be idiopathic, or it could result from a number of medical disorders. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is the result of a loss or disruption to blood flow to an area of bone. Common areas for AVN are the hip, knee and shoulder. It may also occur bilaterally or in both hips, or may be seen in the hip and…

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Stem Cells in Soccer Player

Aug 15, 2013

   Teenage soccer player under goes stem cell treatment I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old. I have played with many different club teams and in different leagues and I hoped to play in college or professionally in the future. However, in December 2012, I was told that I had Avascular Necrosis of the navicular bone. I’m not sure how it happened but I went to 5 different doctors to treat my ankle. The first four…

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Autoimmune Disorders and Stem Cells

Jul 12, 2013

Autoimmune Disorders and Stem Cells    Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Autoimmune disorders, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Chrohn’s disorder and the Seronegative Spondyloarthopathies like ankylosing spondylitis don’t get much mainstream attention from the press as their more common counterparts osteoarthritis. However, Regenerative Medicine is actively pursuing autoimmune disorders with stem cell treatments. The treatment of extremity complaints such as knee, shoulder, hip and wrist pain is not even close to the occurrence of low back pain says…

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Knee Stem Cells versus Total Knee Replacement

Jul 10, 2013

Knee Stem Cells versus Total Knee Replacement Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL       A lot patients inquire about alternatives to knee joint replacement. Some wish to just not have the surgery. Others have medical reasons that cannot undergo knee replacement. Some are too young and cannot afford to have their knee fused as they age. Others are athletes who wish to keep up their sport for as long as they can. Whatever the case, more patients are…

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Idiopathic osteonecrosis (AVN) of the Scaphoid

Jul 08, 2013

Idiopathic osteonecrosis (AVN) of the Scaphoid  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) is a  condition that results when the blood supply to the bone is disrupted and cellular death occurs to the bone. The bone in the wrist that it  commonly occurs to is called the Scaphoid. Trauma is a frequent precipitating event that impairs the blood supply, however there are unexplained cases known as idiopathic osteonecrosis or Avascular necrosis (AVN) that there is…

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Basketball Star Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Knee Pain

Jul 01, 2013

Basketball Star Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Knee Pain  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Taking his cue, from another basketball star Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment. The procedure popularized after Kobe Brant had it performed on his. Grant Hill playing for the LA Clippers stated it was “icing on the cake”, and it is the best he has felt in years. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming popular with elite…

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Patient Opts for Stem Cell Knee Regenerative Therapy

Jun 21, 2013

 Patient Opts for Stem Cell Knee Regenerative Therapy  Tampa, Saint Petersburg andClearwater, FL     After one rough knee replacement with a prolonged recovery, the thought of having the other knee replaced sent this patient in search of options. Her research led her to alternatives to knee joint replacement. Regenerative therapy with stem cells was previously unknown to her. Considering the difficult course with her first knee replacement, she spent a lot of time researching stem cell therapy. The use of…

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Ankle arthritis improved after PRP treatment

Jun 20, 2013

Ankle arthritis improved after PRP treatment  Tampa Saint petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A patient suffering from chronic ankle pain and arthritis years after a traumatic fracture and surgery, turns to Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) therapy to ease pain. Following years of pain with ineffective treatments including surgery, a patient has turned to regenerative medicine treatment with PRP to alleviate the nagging pain. Surgery with hardware, therapy, and numerous medications did not alter the pain. In fact, it progressed with time as the…

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TREATING A DOCTOR WITH FAILED KNEE MENISCAL SURGERY WITH STEM CELLS

Jun 18, 2013

TREATING A DOCTOR WITH FAILED KNEE MENISCAL SURGERY WITH STEM CELLS Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Someone who continues to have knee pain after knee meniscal surgery is generally unhappy. Make it an athlete and it makes matters worse. Throw in the patient is also a Doctor, and he is an unhappy Doctor. So, how does an athlete Doctor who is unhappy with a failed knee meniscal surgery, get happy again? This particular Doctor sought out the care…

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Knee Pain: ACL, Meniscal Tears, and Collateral Ligament Injuries (The Terrible Triad)

Jun 17, 2013

Knee Pain: ACL, Meniscal Tears, and Collateral Ligament Injuries (The Terrible Triad)  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     The terrible triad as it is known. An injury the disrupts the ACL, medial meniscus, and medial collateral ligament. It can have a profound impact on many patients lives as well as athletic careers. Many professional athletes have suffered the career derailing event of the terrible triad injury. The ACL or anterior cruciate, maintains stability in a forward plane. The…

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