Items Tagged ‘arthritis’

March 19, 2020

Regenerating diseased bones

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Kendall Koens’ life is a dramatic reversal from what it was in 2006. Late stage cancer left him in a coma and on a ventilator fighting for survival. Aggressive chemotherapy was saving his life but slowly and silently destroying his hips joints. The financial planner from Rochester faced crippling pain typical of someone more than […]

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Tags: #Avascular hip necrosis, #Dr. Rafael Sierra, #hip replacement, #osteonecrosis, arthritis, cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine

May 24, 2018

Q and A: Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc (@centerforregmedmc)

This article was first published on the Mayo Clinic News Network. DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What’s the latest information on using stem cell therapy to treat an arthritic shoulder that causes excessive pain? ANSWER: New efforts in regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy, could dramatically affect orthopedic surgery over the coming years. Much of this hope is pinned […]

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Tags: arthritis, Dr. Shane Shapiro, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Research, shoulder arthritis, stem cell therapy, stem cells

December 6, 2016

Mayo Clinic researchers test stem cell therapy to treat arthritis

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc (@centerforregmedmc)

Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida have conducted the world’s first prospective, blinded and placebo-controlled clinical study to test the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells, a regenerative medicine therapy, to reduce arthritic pain and disability in knees. The researchers say such testing is needed because there are at least 600 stem cell […]

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Tags: arthritis, Dr. Shapiro, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells

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