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ACL Surgery Recovery vs Perc-ACLR

We invented the ACL knee stem cell injection procedure like we invented many of the same-day orthopedic injection procedures being offered today. What prompts this blog post is an e-mail from a patient who reported her results and recovery. Like many of our patients, she avoided an ACL surgery recovery through the Perc-ACLR procedure. Hence … Continued

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Partial ACL Tears

Injuries to ACL are life-changing as witnessed by professional athletes who fail to return to high-level play after ACL surgery. The frequency of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries (aka “partial ACL tears”) are increasing and an estimated 150,000 ACL reconstructions performed per year in the United States (1). What is the ACL? The Anterior Cruciate … Continued

Colorado Athlete Avoids Surgery With The Perc-ACLR

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a key ligament in the knee that resists forward movement and rotation and as such is a key stabilizer. In 2005, we at Centeno-Schultz Clinic invented ACL stem cell injections to better treat it.. Tear of the ACL is a significant injury as it destabilizes the knee, compromises function, … Continued

Athlete Opts for Stem Cell Procedure to Avoid ACL Surgery

Athlete Opts for Stem Cell Procedure to Avoid ACL Surgery

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are devastating injuries impacting one’s function, level of activity, and confidence. ACL surgery, to address those tears, is fraught with multiple issues, including the following: There is an increased incidence of knee arthritis in teens by the time they are in their thirties. The native ACL with two bundles is … Continued

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Five Things You Need to Know About the Perc-ACLR Procedure

Another day at Centeno-Schultz Clinic, and yet another MRI of a patient’s ACL that was destined for surgery…before the patient made his way to us. Thanks to our perc-ACLR procedure, an ultraprecise image-guided stem cell injection, his damaged ACL is healing. And it was accomplished without having to cut out this critical ligament, in fact, … Continued

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Are Teen ACL Knee Surgeries Necessary For Athletes?

There’s been a trend in our young athletes with ACL injuries over the last decade-plus: Teen ACL knee surgery. The push, by orthopedic surgeons and parents alike, seems to be, if our pro athletes are doing it, why not our kids? Won’t it get them back in the game faster and retain their performance levels? … Continued

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ACL Repair Without Surgery? Yes, It’s Called Perc-ACLR

When anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery first came on the scene, it was big news, especially for athletes in sports that are notorious for torn ACLs. However, since it involves replacing a native ligament with a poor copy in a highly invasive procedure, it was certain to be replaced at some point. Why? When a … Continued

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ACL Stem Cell Treatment: Not All Techniques Are Created Equal

In the field of regenerative medicine, we treat ACL tears by injecting orthobiologics, such as bone marrow stem cells. First, it’s important to understand that there are numerous subtypes and classifications of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, and in order to properly inject an ACL tear, we need to know the type and the precise … Continued

Regenexx PRP Treatment Keeps Jiu-Jitsu Athlete In The Game

At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, we acknowledge that a knee injury can be a game changer. Surgical repair of the ACL is associated with significant problems, which include the following: Jiu-Jitsu Athlete’s Knee Injury and Treatment BC is a 41-year-old jiu-jitsu competitor who sustained an injury to his right knee after a hyperextension injury that was … Continued

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6 Reasons You Should Rethink That ACL Surgery

Why should you avoid ACL surgery? With the introduction of interventional orthopedics, the traditional world of elective orthopedic surgery is changing, much like the traditional world of cardiac surgery did a few decades ago when interventional cardiology entered the scene. In the not too distant future, much of elective orthopedic surgery will be replaced by … Continued