William S. Maxfield, M.D., is a board-certified physician in hyperbaric medicine, radiology, and nuclear medicine. He is one of the nation’s foremost experts in hyperbaric medicine, pioneering its use to treat wounds, brain trauma, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. He has served on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, and LSU Medical School. He has also served as the chief of the Radioisotope Laboratory at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, M.D. Dr. Maxfield was chief of the Radiation Therapy Department and co-chairman of the Nuclear Medicine Laboratory at Ochsner Clinic and Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He is currently in private practice in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.
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Alternatives to Joint Replacement

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 04:37 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Today there is growing knowledge about alternative methods for joint replacement, including use of stem cells and direct injections into the joint space. These should be explored prior to undergoing a joint replacement.

If you have problems with the cartilage in the joint, you should remember that Knox gelatin taken one half package per day is very effective for helping regenerate joint cartilage. It is also very effective for decreasing fragility of nails.

These newer techniques are increasingly being recognized both for their value and because they are much less invasive than joint replacement.

And remember, if you are going to have to undergo surgery hyperbaric oxygen therapy before and after the procedure will be of significant benefit.

In addition, if you have pain in the joint after replacement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy often will control that problem. After the initial series, one or two treatments per month should maintain the improvement.

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