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The Great Stem Cell Divide

The Great Stem Cell Divide
Stem cell therapies are sprouting like weeds. This is a good thing. The medical community is rushing into the biologic sciences, opening up the field of stimulating tissues to heal—rather than suppressing them with steroids, anti-inflammatories, or joint replacement surgeries. Here is my take on where the field is now and where it is going.

Update on ACL Injury & Surgery: Success and Failure

Update on ACL Injury & Surgery: Success and Failure
ACL injuries are more devastating to the knee then previously thought—and the tools for replacing the ACL produce their own problems. But there is hope. Here is an update from the leading ACL surgeons’ conference, just held in Sweden.

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms – Part II

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms – Part II
Looking up the symptoms of your illness online and learn to be proactive about your doctor and treatment options.

The degradative soup of injury and arthritis

Arthritis may in fact be preventable if we are able to stop the production of the enzymes early after injury
New studies have shown that when a meniscus tissue is torn, pro-arthritis enzymes and factors are released, which stimulate the synovial lining cells of the joint to go into overdrive.

As we live longer, can our joints last longer, too?

New ways to heal joints can keep us fitter as we age
If we live longer, will our joints still work? While many diseases can kill you, arthritis has the potential to ruin your long life.
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