knee cartilage regeneration

Stem Cells from Fat vs. Bone Marrow – Best Sources for Cartilage Repair

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

Based on previous studies and our clinical experience, ThriveMD has built our stem cell procedure protocol 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 tissue in the back and joints (such as knees, hips or shoulders). Fat tissue provides the largest volume of adult stem cells, while bone ...
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 ...
ACL injuries of the knee

Stem Cell Therapy for ACL Tears in the Knee

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

We have all heard of that all too familiar story of the epic powder day that’s ruined when a ski gets turned the wrong way, and the skier feels a pop in their knee followed by pain, swelling and a toboggan ride down to the nearest MRI scanner. The pop is a result of the rupture or partial rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament - ACL tear. Similarly, mountain bikers, water skiers and other intensive summer enthusiasts can face a similar season-ending injury in the blink of an eye. Stem cell ...
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 ...
ACL Injuries in Women

Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for ACL Injuries of the Knee In Women

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

Numerous studies have been done to investigate ACL tears in female athletes, and what is well known is that in sports that place a significant demand on the ACL, such as skiing, basketball and soccer, ACL injuries are up to ten times more common in women than in men. Share this post:Cases of ACL Injuries in Female SportsIn ski racing, a missed landing or a turn a fraction of a second too late can have a devastating effect.Sports fans are keenly aware of the potential loss of a star player due ...
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 Back Pain, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Neck 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 ...
radiofrequency lesioning knee back pain

Radiofrequency Lesioning to Augment the Treatment of Knee and Back Pain

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

At ThriveMD, we actively work with our patients to find the best ways to minimize pain and maximize function allowing them to live active lifestyle at any age. Radiofrequency lesioning (RFL) is yet another service we offer our patients to meet the goal of reducing knee and spinal pain. Share this post:What Is Radiofreqency Lesioning Radiofrequency lesioning (RF or RFL) is also know as radiofrequency nerve ablation. RFL  is a procedure that mitigates pain by temporarily destroying nerves responsible for the sensation of pain. How Radiofrequency Lesioning Works Many areas ...