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Category Archives: medical technology

What do I need to know about my insurance benefits?

Navigating insurance can be intimidating and exhausting.  With insurance companies taking on hundreds of new clients every day, it might be challenging to get the individualized attention that you need.  At Reflex, we strive to not only treat our patients with professionalism, but also to provide the resources necessary to inform our patient’s decisions in […]

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Knee Replacement Surgery: Need to Know

Promising new treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA) and acute injuries such as meniscal tears are in progress. Researchers are closer than ever to finding the way to regrow cartilage and tissue. But while extensive clinical trials are still underway, regenerative treatments are considered experimental by the FDA which means knee replacement surgery might seem like their best option for […]

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A Leap of Science: The Life and Language of OA Part III

  After letting knee pain gradually slow her down, Dr. Lawson had finally found a way to keep her symptoms under control. She said “Between health supplements and HA injections my knees were feeling good,” she was able to keep up with her garden, SWAT team, and work without pain. But being a physician at […]

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Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis: Emerging Research

If you are a regular reader of our blog, by now you know a good amount about osteoarthritis (OA). This disease, characterized by chronic inflammation and breakdown of cartilage, is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Sadly, no cure has yet been discovered, and many patients end up eventually having a joint […]

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Stem Cell Therapy at Reflex

  Reflex is pleased to announce that we will now be offering Stem Cell Therapy for knee osteoarthritis (OA). This breakthrough treatment uses the body’s own regenerative mechanisms to not only slow down the inflammation process, but also potentially heal damaged tissue through cartilage regeneration. Research on stem cell therapy for medical conditions has been […]

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Looking for Relief? Learn the Benefits of an Off-Loading Knee Brace

Although the benefits of knee braces are clear, many people refrain from using this tool due common misconceptions – some perceive that the devices are bulky, uncomfortable, or difficult to put on. However, recent focus on design and innovation has presented many lightweight and modern models to the public.

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On the Horizon: A Potential Breakthrough in Cartilage Regeneration

Some exciting news was published earlier this year in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatology – researchers from the University of Iowa have discovered that a synthetic gel capable of repairing cartilage may also prevent development of osteoarthritis (OA). James Martin, Ph.D., assistant professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Iowa, and his […]

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On The Horizon: New Microcapsule Technology Offers Hope

A new study out of London is changing everything to do with a naturally occurring protein circulating in human blood, known as C-type natriuretic peptide, or ‘CNP’. CNP plays a role in the repair of damaged tissue and also reduces inflammation. Until now, there was little hope that it would be useful in conditions such […]

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