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 4 Comments

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. Fat tissue provides the largest volume of adult stem cells, while bone marrow provides growth factors to aid with the repair process. That's why we ...
spinal disc regeneration

Disc Cartilage Regeneration | Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair, Part 2

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

Musculoskeletal disorders and lower back disc cartilage degeneration are a major cause of disability and morbidity globally and result in enormous costs for the health care systems. Degenerative disc disease and disc herniations are the most prevalent causes of back pain. The increase in musculoskeletal disorders among the aging population demonstrates an urgent need for a major change in managing this population. Share this PostStem Cell Treatment for Low Back Pain Due to Degenerative Disc Disease New biological therapies that can effectively treat spine degeneration are a high priority in regenerative medicine. Mesenchymal stem cells ...
Stem cell therapy for knee cartilage regeneration

Knee Cartilage Regeneration | Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair, Part 1

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

Knee pain from osteoarthritis remains a major cause of disability and missed worked days.  Conservative treatment is typically aimed at relieving pain and begins with anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and opioid pain medications. Injection therapy with corticosteroids and hyaluronic acid will often be used as the next line of treatment for knee cartilage repair.  Surgical treatments such as arthroscopy, subchondral bone drilling and microfracture are often the next steps in the treatment cascade. Share this post:Unfortunately, many of these patients continue to progress and eventually undergo knee joint replacement surgery. ...
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 ...
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. 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 studies, combined ...
a2m arthritis

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Injections – A2M: A New Treatment for Arthritis

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, Other, Stem Cell Therapy

ThriveMD is proud to announce the newest biologic treatment in our regenerative armament for the management of arthritic and degenerative conditions. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common health problems we face today, with nearly 30 million Americans suffering with this disease. Alpha 2 macroglobulin, or A2M injection therapy, uses proven scientific techniques and natural healing methods to successfully treat osteoarthritis at its source. It is used to prevent cartilage breakdown in patients, promote tissue growth and support the overall restoration of an affected joint. Share this post: Contact our ...
stem cell injections for back pain

The Secrets to Effective Stem Cell Injections for Back Pain

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

There are a number of clinics across the country that have begun to offer stem cell injections for back pain and its variety of conditions. Sorting out whether your condition is amendable to treatment using a regenerative medicine injection, and who to seek out to make both the evaluation and treatment, requires a thorough understanding of how back pain injections work. Share this post:How Back & Spinal Disc Injections Have EvolvedLive X-ray guidance and ultrasound have allowed targeting of very specific spinal locations.First we must clarify that spinal injection work ...
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. ...