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Botox use getting more attention for healing rather than cosmetic use

Recently Botox has been getting more press about it’s applications for conditions other than vanity. Boto x temporarily weakens muscle and blocks “substance p” which in turn blocks pain. Unlike many other meds, botox has very little side effect & lasts for months. As a result there is increased use across the board in medicine … Continue reading Botox use getting more attention for healing rather than cosmetic use

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PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Blood Injection Featured on ABC’s Good Morning America

PRP is getting a lot of attention in the media lately…here is a link from Good Morning America. This treatment speaks to the concept that the body has a remarkable ability to heal itself. Through innovative technology, we are revolutionizing how we address treatment of tendon and cartilage injuries. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/PainNews/Story?id=6895441&page=1

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President Barack Obama will soon lift the federal funding ban on embryonic stem cell research

After I attended the 4th annual stem cell summit in NYC today, analysts predicted that President Obama will reverse the ban on embryonic stem cell research in the coming days ahead. It’s important for the public to understand however that stem cells can be obtained and harvested from a variety of means. The term “stem … Continue reading President Barack Obama will soon lift the federal funding ban on embryonic stem cell research

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New York Times Article published on PRP blood injection Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: Athletes’ Own Blood Could Nurse Them to Health

Following the mention of Hines Ward receiving a PRP injection to allow him to perform in the super bowl, there has been an increased interest in understanding this treatment. Recently I was interviewed by New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz and extensively contributed to the article which will be published in tomorrow morning’s New York … Continue reading New York Times Article published on PRP blood injection Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: Athletes’ Own Blood Could Nurse Them to Health

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Dr Steven Sampson selected as a principal investigator for FDA Approved multi-center platelet rich plasma tennis elbow study

Dr Steven Sampson was selected as a principal investigator for an FDA approved study for Recover® Kit for Chronic Elbow Tendinosis using platelet rich plasma (PRP). This study includes up to 10 centers across the country and will hopefully pave the way for FDA approval and widespread use. Stay tuned for further info regarding this … Continue reading Dr Steven Sampson selected as a principal investigator for FDA Approved multi-center platelet rich plasma tennis elbow study

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Platelet Rich Plasma (Blood Injection) reportedly used on Hines Ward’s Knee in Superbowl

Just prior to the kickoff of superbowl XLIII, on field reporters from NBC credited Hines Ward’s rapid recovery with a knee sprain to Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. According to NBC, Hines Ward had his blood drawn and later had the concentrated platelets injected back into his knee to accelerate healing. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has … Continue reading Platelet Rich Plasma (Blood Injection) reportedly used on Hines Ward’s Knee in Superbowl

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy seeing widespread use

The public, commerical, and medical community are becoming increasingly aware of the potential promise of platelet rich plasma, growth factors, and stem cell therapy. While I use PRP for tendon and cartilage disorders, physicians in South Africa have been using PRP for facial rejuvination and wrinkles by potentially stimulating collagen synthesis. http://www.internationalshoulderjournal.org/article.asp?issn=0973-6042;year=2007;volume=1;issue=2;spage=64;epage=73;aulast=du Also research is … Continue reading Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy seeing widespread use

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Dry Needling effective for Plantar Fasciitis

With musculoskeletal ultrasound to examine the heel (much like looking obstetrician’s use to examine a fetus), physicians are able to accurately target heel pain. With the advancement of technology we are able to further our understanding of disease as well as offer innovative treatments. At the December 08 annual Radiological Society of North America, Luca … Continue reading Dry Needling effective for Plantar Fasciitis

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Stem cell therapy for soldiers in battle?

Military medics often struggle to get donated blood to soldiers in battle, which can take weeks to deliver. Also hospitals in the US have seen a sharp drop in donated blood resulting from risks associated with hepatitis and other disease. This supply shortage has increased the cost of transfused blood to hospitals which are already … Continue reading Stem cell therapy for soldiers in battle?

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Dr Steven Sampson launches new web site: www.orthohealing.org/blog

We are pleased to announce that our new web site has launched! Checkout www.orthohealing.org/blog to read more about our practice. We want this website to be a resource for you, so please feel free to drop us an e-mail and let us know what you would like to read about! This site replaces the former … Continue reading Dr Steven Sampson launches new web site: www.orthohealing.org/blog

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