Limited Benefit of Knee Arthroscopy in Arthritis patients

Limited Benefit of Knee Arthroscopy in Arthritis patients

A number of high quality studies done in the last 15 years have shown that arthroscopic surgery in patients with knee arthritis is not beneficial. A recent study shows that knee arthroscopy for arthritis adds a whopping 2.4% benefit compared to physical therapy alone....
Can steroid injections for arthritis worsen future surgery outcomes?

Can steroid injections for arthritis worsen future surgery outcomes?

As I frequently discuss or write, the old model for arthritis and tendinitis treatment is inadequate and needs to change.  There is evidence that steroid injections, a traditional mainstay of orthopedic treatment, can worsen future surgical outcomes as well. A recent...
Arthritis Risk After Knee Surgery

Arthritis Risk After Knee Surgery

There are a number of knee surgeries that actually increase arthritis risk long term. While possibly providing short term relief, they actually accelerate the process of developing wear and tear arthritis. Common Knee Surgeries can Accelerate the Progression of...
Can the Regenexx stem cell protocol help in advanced knee arthritis?

Can the Regenexx stem cell protocol help in advanced knee arthritis?

Currently, many of the people who inquire about the Regenexx same day stem cell treatment for their knee arthritis have fairly advanced degree of arthritis. In an ideal future scenario, we will be using biologic treatments such as stem cells and platelet rich plasma...