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  • INFECTED TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT FOUND TO BE AS DEADLY AS CANCER

    Total knee and hip replacement are wonderful restorative procedures - except when they aren’t. While it is well known that pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke and death occur at surgery in a small percentage of patients, it is less well known that infection of a total joint replacement can equally be, or more, devastating. Infections occur in about 2% of patients. At a recent symposium of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, new research showed that THE FIVE YEAR MORTALITY RATE OF PATIENTS WITH AN INFECTED TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT IS HIGHER THAN FOUR OF THE FIVE MOST COMMON CANCERS. Repeat surgery and intensive antibiotic therapy is required in nearly all cases, but resistant antibiotics prevent eradication of the infection in some. And the physical and emotional stress of the treatment over a period of years takes a heavy toll on the patient.

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  • Cipro And Other Fluroquinolone Antibiotics Associated With Tendon Ruptures And Other Complications

    A few weeks ago I saw a 90 year old retired doctor, whose physician daughter brought him in, with one completely ruptured Achilles tendon and one partially ruptured. Usually these require significant trauma – which he did not have. What was the cause? In his case the tendon ruptures were the result of his having taken Cipro, a Fluoroquinolone antibiotic for an infection. In fact such tendon injuries, and other complications with use of these antibiotics are relatively common so that the FDA on 7/26/2016 wrote:

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  • Peri-Operative NSAIDs Use Found To Correlate With Increased Revision Rate After ACL Reconstruction

    A recent study from the US Naval Academy has shown that the use of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as advil, motrin, aleve, diclofenac and meloxicam around the time of surgery or afterward.

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  • stem cell educator therapy corrects diabetes

    A Chinese scientist, Yong Zhao has shown in clinical studies in China and the University of Illinois that he can correct diabetes for four years, and possibly longer with an ingenious new application of stem cell technology.

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  • Statins Drugs Can Cause Tendon Damage

    Statins drugs can cause tendon damage. A New study shows how it happens. Statins drugs to control cholesterol are heavily prescribed. However there have been many reports of serious side effects, including tendon damage or rupture.

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  • American Academy Regenerative Medicine
  • American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • isakos
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery Academy
  • International Cartilage Repair Society