A bone marrow aspiration (BMA) is a procedure carried out to collect bone marrow, a soft sponge-like tissue which is rich in stem cells and naturally replenished by the body. A bone marrow aspiration is often understandably confused with a bone marrow biopsy, which is a more invasive and painful procedure that removes bone with […]
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Regenexx Cayman visiting physician, Dr. Blecher from Southern California Orthopaedic Institute recently participated in a Facebook Live. During the Q&A, Dr. Andrew Blecher discussed treating ligament injuries with stem cell and blood platelet treatments and answered patients’ frequently asked questions. You can watch his Q&A session in full below. And if you still have questions […]
Regenexx Cayman visiting physician, Dr. James Leiber from Regenexx Tampa Bay, recently participated in a Facebook Live. During the Q&A, Dr. Leiber answered patients’ frequently asked questions about cartilage deterioration. You can watch his Q&A session in full below. And if you still have questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Regenexx Cayman patient care team […]
And that’s a wrap! It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Regenexx Cayman.
Several times a year, Dr. Christopher Centeno, the founder of Regenexx and the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, travels to Grand Cayman to provide minimally invasive, advanced orthopedic care. […]
Dr. Christopher Williams is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. He enlisted in the United States Air Force right out of high school and after four years of service in the Air Force, he enrolled in medical school and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. During his residency, Dr Williams was awarded resident of the […]
At Regenexx Cayman, we know that both bone marrow aspirations and stem cell injections should be carried out with guidance. […]
Dr. Andrew Blecher is the medical director of the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine at Southern California’s Orthopedic Institute (SCOI). He has been practicing medicine at SCOI for over 15 years and traveling to Grand Cayman to provide treatment at Regenexx Cayman for the past three years. […]
Most likely, you or someone you know, has received a steroid injection for joint or muscle pain at the recommendation of a health professional.
But steroid injections are an inconvenient truth… […]
Dr. Ben Newton is board certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, he now practices at Stem Cell Arts in the Washington area. He is one of Regenexx Cayman’s thirteen visiting interventional orthopedic specialists, and a six-time Ironman. […]
The problem with NSAID pain relievers
The use of NSAID pain relievers is out of control. These are drugs like Motrin, Aleve, Celebrex, Mobic, and others that are anti-inflammatories and can help with things such as arthritis pain. Physicians believed they were non-toxic and had few side effects and put them into treatment guidelines. However, new […]
For many years arthritis patients have sworn that the weather and joint pain are connected… In fact, this is one reason many older patients move southward, as their joints just feel better. So is this effect real?
Can Arthritis Really Predict The Weather?
Stem Cell vs Surgery
You’ve tried exercise, physical therapy, acupuncture, changing your diet, taking supplements, and exhausted your options. When joint issues get to this point, there are two main options left to seriously consider: Stem cell treatments or traditional surgery.
According to Dr. John Pitts, lifestyle is a fundamental aspect of regenerative medicine. Nutrition, fitness, daily activity, posture, etc., all have an influence on your orthopedic health. As an active outdoors-men, Dr. Pitts embodies the saying, “Practice what you preach.” He enjoys running, hiking, yoga, weight-lifting, and believes a good physician should lead by example. […]
What is cryopreservation?
Cryopreservation (also known as stem cell storage) is a cutting-edge procedure, which allows patients to cryogenically freeze their stem cells.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are the body’s natural repairmen. Due to age, overuse, injury, and general wear-and-tear, the body often can’t get enough of these critical cells to restore function.
Why are people cryopreserving […]
With an injury in the second quarter, Miami Dolphins’ quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, made a remarkable return in Sunday’s game against the Patriots. With only 7 seconds on the clock, Tannehill completed a pass that led to the “Miami Miracle” – but Tannehill’s history-making play isn’t his only miraculous comeback.
Sidelined by injury in 2016, Tannehill returned […]
Regenexx Cayman has thirteen visiting physicians. They are U.S. board certified and licensed to practice in the Cayman Islands. Our physicians are leaders in the field of regenerative medicine.
All Regenexx physicians have completed a rigorous interventional orthopedic fellowship. They are highly skilled at advanced image guided injections. In fact, less than 1% of orthopedic […]
There are an alarming number of businesses dabbling in stem cell and blood platelet treatments – using methods unsubstantiated by research and second-rate equipment. They are making false procedural promises while their bed side centrifuges yield unconcentrated doses, their blind injections deliver inaccurate placement, and their blanket treatments ignore patient-specific needs. Unfortunately, it is the […]
To begin, we thought it would be helpful to address something fundamental; what are stem cells? Over the last decade, stem cells have received a lot of notoriety as the focus of many contemporary scientific studies and publications. The aim of this blog is to break through the mysticism and take it back to the […]