Bending the curve in Ankylosing Spondylitis

The above picture is a classic image in the rheumatology literature showing a young man with ankylosing spondylitis progressively developing severe deforming disease as he gets older. In fact the majority of people with AS do not have this sort of progression, but a...

Long term benefits of cell based treatments

The traditional paradigm for arthritis and tendinitis treatment is based on short term pain relief. Anti-inflammatories for mild pain relief for a few hours. Narcotics to mask pain in the setting of active joint and tendon pathology. Steroid injections to give...

Biologic treatments for Orthopedic injuries- Preserve and Prevent

The traditional paradigm for treating orthopedic injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions is to control pain first and foremost, and when that is insufficient, cut out tissue that is damaged. Sometimes this involves potentially toxic medications that only lessen...

Why Physical therapy helps in knee arthritis

There is enough evidence that specific exercises for knee arthritis help with pain control that physical therapy is a recommended first step for most patients with knee osteoarthritis. We now also have evidence that leg exercises work on a biologic level as well....
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