Entries by Lunger

Meniscus Tear Recovery? Newer Techniques May Help!

How long does meniscus tear recovery take without surgery? Can a meniscus tear heal on its own? Can you walk around with a torn meniscus? Does surgery work? Let’s dig in. Before you can learn about meniscus tear recovery, you need to know about the meniscus. The knee meniscus is a figure-8 shaped structure that […]

Regenexx Cayman Clinic

Physicians at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic rotate several times a year down to the Regenexx Cayman Clinic in Georgetown, Grand Cayman. It is an honor to have this privilege and to have the opportunity to provide this level of service to our patients. Regenexx Cayman Clinic The Regenexx Cayman Clinic is a remarkable clinic for a […]

Hip Pain Causes

There are many causes of hip pain. most people who experience hip pain believe that it comes from the hip. As a pain physician, I encounter a big number of patients who have hip pain and who are told they have either minimally invasive hip surgery, hip resurfacing surgery or total hip surgery. Unforuntately that this not always the case. The term pain is one […]

Knee cartilage surgery

Cartilage may be a dense animal tissue found within the knee where it provides a protective surface. it’s composed of cells called chondrocytes. Unlike other tissues, articular cartilage doesn’t contain blood vessels and thus has poor regenerative qualities. Injury to the articular cartilage of the knee are often the results of trauma, meniscal knee surgery where some or all the mensicus was removed and other sources. Osteoarthrits may be a common condition of cartilage failure […]

Knee Ligament Surgery

Knee surgery has improved over time. At one point when someone injured their knee it absolutely was not uncommon fo the surgeon to get rid of the “diseased” or damaged structure. However, with what we all know now, knee ligament surgery continues to be far too common. The cushions within the knee are called meniscus. They pad and absorb the forces exerted by the leg […]

Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy

The process begins by isolating a person’s own (Autologous) Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from a sample of bone marrow drawn from their hip. The MSCs then divide during a natural growth medium that comes from the identical person’s blood platelets. The result’s to require the relatively small number of MSCs found during a sample bone marrow, say 2 million, and expand them to a […]

Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Knee Surgery

Countless numbers of individuals suffer from knee pain on a day to day. When this pain is because of cartilage loss causing bone to rub against bone, the condition is termed osteoarthritis. Until recently, treatments for knee pain secondary to osteoarthritis has been limited. Medications alone, like NSAIDS and narcotics provide temporary, often incomplete relief and might have unwanted side effects like oversedation and stomach ulcers. Injections of […]

Tight Hamstrings and Calves: What Are You Missing?

Muscle pain can take your breath away and can be difficult to successfully address because the real cause is often missed.  What are the hamstring and calf muscles?  What causes tight hamstring and calf muscles?  How do you loosen tight hamstrings and calf muscles?   Is there another cause of tight hamstrings and calves that is […]

Are Umbilical Cord Stem Cells a Thing?

Transcription Hi, it’s Dr. Centeno, and I’d like to go over whether umbilical cord stem cells are a real thing –or, is this a scam? So, many clinics are actively advertising that your stem cells are too old, hence you need to use young umbilical cord stem cells because there’s vials of these things that contain millions, live, and highly vital stem […]