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Is TOPS Total Lumbar Facet Replacement also superior to spine fusion?

TOPS Total Lumbar Facet Replacement Surgery

The short answer is YES. The TOPS Total Lumbar Facet Replacement system is a new and exciting development for patients wanting to avoid restrictive lumbar spine surgery. This new...

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When Spine Surgery doesn’t go to plan

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Insider information your spine surgeon probably won’t tell you? Every month we receive hundreds of enquiries from patients wanting more information on our spine surgery options in Germany. They...

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Causes of Joint Pain: Osteoarthritis

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As of 2012, around 1.8 million Australians were suffering from osteoarthritis (8% of the nation’s population or 1 in every 12 people). Between the ages of 55-64, one in...

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Patient FAQ’s: Spinal Surgery in Germany

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Here’s what you need to know: SkyGen specialises in organising medical travel for Australian, New Zealand, South African & Singaporean patients looking for advanced motion-preserving spine surgery Our German Spine...

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What happens to the patient records of Medical Travellers?

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Here’s what you need to know: Serious joint surgery patients require ongoing care after they return home Unfortunately it’s rare for interstate or overseas doctors to collaborate or share...

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What to expect as an Orthopaedic Surgery Patient

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Here’s what you need to know… If you are considering orthopaedic (i.e. joint) surgery with SkyGen, this article will explain exactly what you can expect from start to finish....

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Understanding your Diagnosis: The anatomy of knee pain

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In a typical consultation with an orthopaedic specialist, volumes of medical information can spill across the doctor’s desk and into the patient’s lap in as little as fifteen minutes....

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WARNING: Not all Stem Cell Treatments are Equal

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Here’s what you need to know… Every step of the stem cell collection process affects the quality of the stem cell product and the treatment outcome for patients The...

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What to Expect as a Stem Cell Patient

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Here’s what you need to know… Between now and your departure, SkyGen will liaise with you closely, answer your questions, have your case assessed by medical specialists, discuss your...

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Choosing between Stem Cells and Surgery for Joints

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Here’s what you need to know… It’s normal for patients to consider conservative joint treatments (i.e. physiotherapy, chiropractic, pain medications etc.) before considering stem cells or surgery. Simply obtaining a medical scan of...

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Are Stem Cell Treatments Safe?

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Here’s what you need to know… Adipose-derived stem cell treatments are one of the most widely used stem cell treatments in the world Stem cell treatments of joints have...

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Avoiding Knee Replacement Surgery with Stem Cells: Real Patient Story

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The decision to pursue any kind of medical treatment abroad is never easy. We provide our patients with as much helpful information as possible, but the truth is that...

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Your Medical Travel Journey (Part 1): The 3 Benefits of International Medical Travel

The concept of travelling for medical treatment dates back thousands of years. While Greek pilgrims would travel from all over the Mediterranean to reach the small territory of the...

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Embryonic Vs. Autologous Stem Cell Therapy: What’s the difference?

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It’s time we compare the tissues used in stem cell research and stem cell therapy. With the majority of the modern media covering the ‘hot’ ethical and legal issues...

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Causes of Joint Pain: Sports Injury

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Athletic involvement at any stage of life is essential for maintaining optimal physical and mental function, mood and energy levels, and overall health. Alas, the risk of sport related...

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Causes of Joint Pain: Bursitis

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Our joints take a lot of abuse in the form of weight, friction, awkward twisting, and outright injury. Lubrication reduces the damage some of those can cause, particularly friction,...

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Causes of Joint Pain: Infectious Disease

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Infectious disease and arthritic pain have a dynamic and complex relationship. There are many infectious diseases that can result in inflammation and pain in the joints, or the muscles...

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Are Stem Cell Treatments Proven to Repair Joints?

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Here’s what you need to know… Adipose (fat) derived stem cell injections repair cartilage and bone defects (osteoarthritis) Adipose derived stem cell treatments improve joint mobility and reduce joint...

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Causes of Joint Pain: Septic Arthritis

A frequent culprit of Sceptic Arthritis brought to life: MSRA (Staphylococcus) Bacteria under 2390x magnification.

Septic arthritis is an unpleasant title for an unpleasant condition. Septic, or infectious arthritis is a form of arthritis that is caused by an infectious agent. This agent is...

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Causes of Joint Pain: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis may not be particularly common when compared to osteoarthritis, however it can be far more debilitating and difficult to manage. Prevention of rheumatoid arthritis is also much...

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Focused Medical Laser Vs. Traditional Acupuncture: A glowing outcome for joint pain sufferers

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While traditional acupuncture has been successfully practiced for over 3000 years, 2008 saw it officially recognised by The Osteoarthritis Research Society International for the successful treatment of osteoarthritis symptoms....

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Performance-enhancing Laser Doping: Bright to the eye, invisible to drug tests

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Although the concept may sound like science fiction, intravenous (in the vein) lasers are now used clinically to treat a range of ailments, and so far their surprising effects...

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Stem Cells for Treating Joint Problems in the Elderly: Does Age Matter?

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The proposition is simple enough: Relocate your body’s own cells to treat painful areas of joint degeneration. Patients in line for joint surgery are turning to the internet to...

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How do Stem Cell Treatments Work?

Information for Medical Professionals 1.0 Do Stem Cell Treatments Work? An Introduction This document is intended to inform and update clinical professionals on the current treatment options for patients...

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