stem cell therapy myths & misconceptions

10 Stem Cell Myths & Truths

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy can serve as an alternative treatment for many patients with joint pain, ligament and tendon damage, and back injuries. As new information and findings rapidly emerge, both new and old stem cell myths persist. Ongoing stem cell research and clinical experience in regenerative medicine is beginning to clarify many of these misconceptions. Share this post:With offices in Vail and Denver, Colorado, ThriveMD possesses the unique experience and knowledge to educate our active communities about the power of stem cell therapy in helping one's body heal itself. Proven stem cell research ...
stem cells for skiers

Stem Cell Therapy for Skiers: the Definitive Guide

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, PRP, Research, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Facet Joints, Stem Cells for Hip, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee, Stem Cells for Low Back, Stem Cells for Neck Pain

Colorado has over 20 ski resorts spread throughout the state and is home to one of the longest ski seasons in the country. The longer the ski season, the greater chances there are for injury. To help treat both acute and chronic injuries, we provide stem cell therapy for skiers in both our Vail and Denver clinics. The stem cell treatments for joint injuries and low back pain have been an effective treatment to allow patients to quickly return to skiing and other activities they love. Like you, we have a passion for ...
knee cartilage regeneration

Fat-Derived Stem Cells vs Bone Marrow – Achieving Cartilage Regeneration

Scott Brandt, M.D. Research, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

Based on previous studies and our clinical experience, ThriveMD has built our stem cell therapy procedure based on the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) prepared from adipose tissue (fat). The mixture of regenerative cells and growth factors that are derived from adipose tissue is called the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and has been an excellent choice for soft tissue repair, especially the regeneration of cartilaginous joints such as knees, hips and shoulders. Share this post:Fat tissue provides the largest volume of adult stem cells, while bone marrow provides growth factors to aid with the repair process. That's ...
ACL injuries of the knee

Stem Cell Therapy for ACL Tears in the Knee

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

We have all heard of that all too familiar story of the epic powder day that’s ruined when a ski gets turned the wrong way, and the skier feels a pop in their knee followed by pain, swelling and a toboggan ride down to the nearest MRI scanner. The pop is a result of the rupture or partial rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament - ACL tear. Similarly, mountain bikers, water skiers and other intensive summer enthusiasts can face a similar season-ending injury in the blink of an eye. Stem cell ...
ACL Injuries in Women

Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for ACL Injuries of the Knee In Women

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

Numerous studies have been done to investigate ACL tears in female athletes, and what is well known is that in sports that place a significant demand on the ACL, such as skiing, basketball and soccer, ACL injuries are up to ten times more common in women than in men. Share this post:Cases of ACL Injuries in Female SportsIn ski racing, a missed landing or a turn a fraction of a second too late can have a devastating effect.Sports fans are keenly aware of the potential loss of a star player due ...
New back pain treatment option

New Back Pain Treatment Option

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Low Back

As an interventional pain specialist, I have spent the past 20 years treating spine pain and have always been searching for ways to provide longer-term pain relief for my patients with the most minimally invasive techniques available. ThriveMD, Colorado's premier regenerative medicine clinic, is one of a few locations in the country offering patients this exciting new back pain treatment option. Adult stem cell back injections are worth exploring as a treatment option for back pain sufferers. Share this post:Adult Stem Cell Therapy as a Viable Back Pain Treatment OptionStudies have shown improvements in ...
Heart attack risks of hip and knee replacement

Avoiding the Heart Attack Risk Associated with Hip and Knee Replacement

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Hip, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

Heart attack risk soars in the first month post hip and knee replacement. Consider stem cell therapy as a safer alternative.Share this post:Surgeons often recommend hip and knee replacements for patients suffering from chronic hip or knee pain, yet the procedures are notorious for their drawbacks. Many of our patients were told their “bone-on-bone” joints needed to be replaced, but they remained wary because of the grueling recovery, the risk of infection, and other post-operative complications. Investigators of a recent article published in Arthritis and Rheumatology looked at the risk ...
adult stem cells for whiplash treatment

Adult Stem Cells for Whiplash – the Ultimate Treatment

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

ThriveMD stays at the forefront of the latest research in order to offer the most effective, longest lasting treatment options available to help heal Colorado's active population. Stem cell therapy to treat whiplash injuries is an excellent example. The minimally invasive treatment leverages the body's own ability to regenerate damaged tissue and yields promising back pain relief results. Share this post:What Happens In a Whiplash InjuryWhiplash is an injury that takes place when a sudden deceleration accident causes the head to be thrown forward followed by the head rebounding backwards. This is common in ...
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Knee Injections – Why Stem Cells Are the Answer

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

ThriveMD is Colorado's leading stem cell clinic with a large pool of satisfied stem cell patients. With facilities in Vail and Denver, severe knee pain, caused by injuries or wear and tear from activities such as golf or skiing, is one of the most common conditions we treat. Stem cell knee injections are becoming a popular answer to resolving acute and chronic knee pain. Share this post:Why Patients Seek Out Knee InjectionsKnee pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek out consultation with their family doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. ...
stem cells for low back pain due to degenerative disc disease

Stem Cells for Low Back Pain Due to Degenerative Disc Disease – Avoiding Back Surgery

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Low Back

Degenerative disc cartilage is a primary cause of debilitating low back pain. Nearly 75% of adults will suffer from low back pain severe enough to keep them out of work at some point in their life. Bed rest, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, analgesics, bracing, epidural steroids and other conservative modalities are the first line treatments for resolving back pain. When these measures are unsuccessful, treatment often progresses quickly to a surgical solution. Typically, this involves fusion surgery or lumbar disc replacement. Both of these surgeries are very invasive procedures which are fraught with potential morbidity, long painful …