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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting: Prevalence of Joint Replacement Surgery

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) just wrapped up their 2014 annual meeting in New Orleans.  With extensive lectures on groundbreaking new research, advancements in the field, and updated national statistics the AAOS meeting revealed many exciting areas for the future of Orthopedics, but also shed light on some hard truths.  According to research … Continue reading American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting: Prevalence of Joint Replacement Surgery

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Doctor Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine: PART 2

It has been just over a week since Dr. Sampson received a PRP injection for his torn Quad muscle, and at this point he has tasted a lot of his own medicine.  Since his injection, Dr. Sampson has been using himself as a test subject, combining treatment recommendations from colleagues around the world, to get … Continue reading Doctor Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine: PART 2

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MRI vs Ultrasonography to Assess Meniscus Injuries:

Taking a good picture of a meniscus injury has never easy.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is widely accepted as the “gold standard” for identifying the meniscus, but not without its shortcomings.  MRI has been reported to have a misdiagnosis rate of up to 47%.  Which means that 47% of the time MRI is not able … Continue reading MRI vs Ultrasonography to Assess Meniscus Injuries:

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Orthohealing Center Credited in DIG Magazine:

DIG Magazine, a Cal State Long Beach campus magazine, recently published an article about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) titled, “ Fighting the Biological Clock in Sports”.  They quoted several leaders in the field, including the Orthohealing Center.  The article briefly explains the preparation and cellular components of PRP, as well as the potential healing benefits … Continue reading Orthohealing Center Credited in DIG Magazine:

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Doctor Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine

While playing third base on my softball team, I felt an immediate pull at my left thigh/quadricep.  I hoped to myself it was just a strain and waited a week but it hadn’t improved. A diagnostic ultrasound done in my office showed a large tears (see picture) in my mid thigh with a hematoma (blood … Continue reading Doctor Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine

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Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Vishal Thakral Scheduled to Lecture at American Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine and American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics:

The Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Vishal Thakral is set to guest lecture at the upcoming AAOM (American Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine) and AOAO (American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics) conferences. Dr. Thakral will first be speaking in April at the AAOM conference, speaking on “Stem Cells and Sports Medicine”. Followed by his lecture, “Bone Marrow Concnetrate for … Continue reading Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Vishal Thakral Scheduled to Lecture at American Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine and American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics:

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Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Skin shows Positive Results as Treatment for Neuropathic Pain:

Neuropathic pain is a type of pain caused by tissue damage and damage to a nerve. The damaged nerves send incorrect signals to the pain centers in the brain and can present as tingling, numbness, and burning sensations on the skin. This pain can be present at rest or be present with light touch or … Continue reading Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Skin shows Positive Results as Treatment for Neuropathic Pain:

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Shown to Decrease Risk for Joint Replacement Failure:

A recently published article by Nigel Arden and colleagues in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, addressed the issue of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and its effects on joint replacement surgery. With many women beginning HRT to curb menopause symptoms, and approximately 2% of joint replacement surgeries requiring revisions, questioning the relationship between the two doesn’t … Continue reading Hormone Replacement Therapy Shown to Decrease Risk for Joint Replacement Failure:

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Orthohealing Center Publishes New Study: Platelet Rich Plasma for Chronic Tennis Elbow in American Journal of Sports Medicine

Tennis Elbow is a very common injury characterized by tenderness and pain on the outside of the elbow joint, where the extensor muscles of the forearm attach to the elbow, known as the Lateral Epicondyle. This localized inflammation can be excruciatingly painful during motions such as shaking hands or turning a doorknob. A common misnomer … Continue reading Orthohealing Center Publishes New Study: Platelet Rich Plasma for Chronic Tennis Elbow in American Journal of Sports Medicine

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Olympic Figure Skating: The Most Common Injuries Behind the Artistic Athleticism:

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics well under way, millions of people are yet again drawn to the visual spectacle that is figuring skating.  Figure skaters mesmerize us with their effortless elegance and artistic precision as they glide across the ice.  Conveying the perfect balance of artistic expression and dynamic aerial maneuvers, figure skating encompasses … Continue reading Olympic Figure Skating: The Most Common Injuries Behind the Artistic Athleticism:

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