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Monday, September 8, 2014
Brave New World Of Regenerative Medicine
It's a brave new world of regenerative medicine. David Armstrong DPM, MD has a lecture devoted to replacement parts.
Another type of regenerative medicine is using cells to repair injuries.
With appropriate cell signaling organs can be created from cells. Amnion cells are being used to help heal injuries.
They are more potent than stem cells derived from our own bodies because they are not worn down with age. Industry studies, including one with Dr. James Andrews as a secondary author, that are double blinded have shown some promise injecting these substances into injured area like the ankle and plantar fascia as well as arthritic joints. Dr. Andrews is the consultant orthopedic surgeon to NFl teams with tricky knee injuries like RGIII's. Stay tuned!
I started this blog to share cutting-edge knowledge from my medical practice and my experience with athletes and as an athlete myself. I was a walkon at I.U. for track and after getting hurt my first season switched over to bike racing and raced in the "Little 500". I teach skiing professionally and also fit soccer in between bike riding and running. You know who you are: the weekend warrior and more serious athletes: the best insights, protocols, tips, and tricks for training and living injury free. I welcome your feedback.