Mankato, MN

The Power to Heal is In YOU!


North Mankato, MN


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David Crane, MD

1575 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
Tel: (636) 778-2805



Since 2019, Bluetail Medical Group has been offering orthopedic regenerative medicine treatments in partnership with Mankato Clinic’s North Mankato Family Medicine practice. Dr. Crane co-founded Bluetail Medical Group in 2007, but has been practicing Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine since 2004, in fact, before the term “Regenerative Orthopedics” was even coined!  Headquartered in St. Louis, MO Bluetail is a team of physicians who are national leaders in the field of non-operative sports medicine featuring regenerative treatments that promote the body’s natural ability to heal itself.   


What Regenerative Orthopedic Treatments are Offered?


Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC)

Also known as Autologous Cellular Therapy, BMC is a procedure in which your body’s OWN bone marrow stem cells are extracted and then concentrated in an FDA-cleared device and injected into the area(s) of injury or chronic joint disease using ultrasound guidance to ensure exact placement. The concentration of stem cells works directly at the site of injury or degenerative joints/tissue to decrease pain, improve mobility, and can increase the healing potential of your body up to tenfold.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is a concentration of your platelets (a part of your blood) obtained by spinning your whole blood in a special centrifuge. Platelets are what naturally begin the healing process in your body any time an injury occurs, releasing proteins that attract your body’s own stem cells to the injured area.  The concentration of platelets in PRP allows your body to recognize the injury as a priority, thus leading to a quicker and more thorough healing process than your body is capable of doing on its own. 


Who Can Benefit from Cellular Therapy and PRP? 

The Regenerative Medicine treatments pioneered by BMG stimulate a natural healing response in your body with the ability to help alleviate all types of joint pain, including osteoarthritis and other degenerative conditions. They also help both athletes and weekend warriors recover faster after injuries, and help many adults avoid painful joint replacement surgeries and long recovery periods. With the goal of getting every patient back to optimal health and well-being, our physicians diagnose the source of pain, restore mobility, and improve the quality of life for every patient.


What Ailments and Conditions Does Regenerative Medicine Treat? 

Orthopedic pain due to chronic conditions, such as osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease, and sports/life injuries can be treated by orthopedic regenerative medicine:

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Hip, Shoulder, ankle, ect...
  • Low Back Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfers Elbow
  • Neck Pain
  • Carpal/Tarsal Tunnel
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains


What Type of Results Can I Expect from Regenerative Medicine? 

Most patients respond very well to regenerative therapies and will report that we’ve given them their lives back, reporting less pain and increased mobility.  Dr. Crane is able to share expected outcomes for your specific injury/condition during your consultation, as we have been formally collecting data for over 10 years, which we have used to define our success rates with various orthopedic diseases and injuries based on sex, age, etc



5 stars

"I have seen Dr. Crane several times for pain management. He is the best! Goes out of his way to make sure everything is in order. Highly recommended."


5 stars

"Knowledgable, very experienced, considerate, humble, honest. Dr. Crane has given me renewed life through his stem cell therapy and he keeps it affordable so more people can consider it an option. I consider it my only choice because IT REALLY WORKS."


David Crane, MD

Dr. David Crane


Regenerative Orthopedics Specialist & Sports Medicine

David Crane, MD, is one of the country’s original ortho-biologic pioneers and leading specialists in the field of regenerative orthopedics. Dr. Crane sees patients in our North Mankato, MN, St. Louis, MO, Green Bay, WI, and Rogers, AR locations, with a patient base that spans the country.  Dr. Crane is a highly regarded speaker on the topic of ortho-biologics and has been working behind the scenes with the FDA to emerge as the standard for an Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine practice under the new FDA Regulatory Framework.  Read more about Dr. Crane (link to his page on the website).



If you are ready to see if our Orthobiologics treatments are right for you, take the next step by calling Dr. David Crane at 636-778-2805.  Both in-person and virtual consultations are available.  

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