What is hyperbaric Oxygen therapy and its use in regenerative medicine
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy refers to the medicinal use of oxygen respiration at 100% concentration and elevated pressures. These treatments usually are carried out in devices that allow compression, such as hyperbaric chambers. The effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy are multiple and are mainly explained by three mechanisms: 1. Hydrostatic pressure and removal of inert gases from the tissues. 2. The pharmacological effect of high blood oxygen concentrations. 3. Oxygenation of hypoxic tissues. All this translates into antiischemic, regenerative, and even antimicrobial effects that facilitate its use in multiple diseases.
How facet joint surgery could be avoided through stem cell therapy
There are so many joints and bones in the spine it can be difficult to figure out what is what. The facet joint is the connection between the bones of the spine. As you can imagine, this is an incredibly important joint in the back. The facet joint keeps the bones of the spine together, while still allowing the spine to bend and twist. The joint is lined with cartilage and glide and slide when the back moves.
Do I really need ankle ligament surgery?
The ankle is one of the most injury prone areas of the body. There are over 1 million ankle injuries each year in the United States alone. It is pretty easy to see why; a simple wrong step on the pavement can cause extreme discomfort. The injury is such an issue that about 20% of sports related injuries are caused from ankle injuries. Ankle ligaments play a large part in ankle injuries as a whole.