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What We Don’t Know

What We Don’t Know
What we think we know is probably not true. If we are practicing medicine the same way next year as we are practicing this year, we clearly haven’t learned anything.

Stem Cells vs. Growth Factors

Stem Cells vs. Growth Factors
Treatments for joint injuries have vastly improved during the past decade. Two of our best non-operative strategies are stem cell or growth factor injections. How do they differ—and which is best?

A Little Prick

A Little Prick
Short-term solutions for managing joint pain used to be limited to anti-inflammatory drugs and shots of cortisone. Today’s new injections can provide more than relief of symptoms.

Shoulder Pain: It may be an easy fix

Shoulder Pain: It may be an easy fix
The human shoulder is a complex system, interconnecting bones, muscles, tendons and cartilage. When shoulder pain occurs, finding out exactly what’s going wrong is the first step toward a cure.

Cortisone: The end of an era

A cortisone injection interferes with the body’s natural healing process
Cortisone is a therapeutic drug used to fight ailments ranging from asthma to arthritis. It was the athlete’s best friend throughout the 20th century. But in orthopedics, there is a significant downside.
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