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New Study on PRP use on Rabbit Cartilage

In the Journal of Oral & Maxillofascial Surgery, September 2007, A Cartilage cells, (chondrocytes) were harvested from a rabbit ear and was added to PRP and injected into rabbits. After 2 months, histological slides and MRI suggested increased cartilage production. PRP is seeing increased usage in cartilage defects, with many docs reporting promising results. However … Continue reading New Study on PRP use on Rabbit Cartilage

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Dental Applications of Platelet Rich Plasma

Early roots of PPR use lie in Dentristy and Plastic Surgery. Initially, it was thought that platelets act exclusively by forming wound clots. However, we have learned that PRP also heals soft tissue. Below is a link to dental applications. http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/abstract/133/10/1383 Furthermore there are few textbooks on PRP. This book was written by Robert E. … Continue reading Dental Applications of Platelet Rich Plasma

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Racing Horse Treated with PRP and Hyperbaric Oxygen

PRP has been used in Vetrinary medicine as well. Recent studies have shown that PRP strengthens and heals tendons and ligaments that are frequently injured in race horses. PRP has been modified for horse application. http://www.equinesite.com/articles/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1178 A case report was just released documenting accelerated recovery of a professional race horse, Wearable Art. http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/news/iss1007/wearableart1002.html

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Platelet Rich Plasma Patient Education Brochure

www.smog-ortho.com/prpguide.pdf

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Platelet Rich Plasma on CBS News with Katie Kouric

Our Practice (Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group) was featured on CBS Evening News recently. We treated a professional soccer player, Jonathan Bornstein with PRP to accelerate his MCL knee injury healing. We have treated several athletes with encouraging results. His story was told on CBS News. Also, one of my colleagues, Dr Michael Gerhardt was interviewed. … Continue reading Platelet Rich Plasma on CBS News with Katie Kouric

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Knee Arthritis Helped with Platelet Rich Plasma, Warsaw, Poland Oct 07′

– Utilization of Platelet-derived growth factors for the treatment of cartilage degenerative pathology Clinical research / Knee (Chondral and Osteochondral defects) E. Kon, G. Filardo, M. Lo Presti, M. Delcogliano, F. Iacono, C. Montaperto, M. Marcacci; Bologna/IT Purpose The influence of the growth factors on cartilage repair is not yet widely studied and its application … Continue reading Knee Arthritis Helped with Platelet Rich Plasma, Warsaw, Poland Oct 07′

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Knee Cartilage Cell Stimulation with Platelet Rich Plasma, Warsaw Poland, Oct 07′

Effects of autologous platelet-rich plasma on the metabolism of human articular chondrocytes K. Nakagawa1, T. Sasho1, M. Arai1, S. Kitahara1, S. Ogino1, Y. Wada2, H. Moriya1; 1Chiba/JP, 2Ichihara/JP   Purpose Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a fraction of plasma in which platelets are concentrated and is reported to be utilized as a source of multiple growth … Continue reading Knee Cartilage Cell Stimulation with Platelet Rich Plasma, Warsaw Poland, Oct 07′

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New Studies on Platelet Rich Plasma and Knee Osteoarthritis

My Colleague Bert Mandelbaum MD, just returned from the (ICRS) International Cartilage Repair Society Meeting in Warsaw Poland last wk with exciting news. Two studies document efficacy & safety of PRP use in cartilage disorders of the knee. Previously the only link I was aware of connecting PRP benefits with cartilage was a study by … Continue reading New Studies on Platelet Rich Plasma and Knee Osteoarthritis

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PRP knee injection 8 wks post injection update

Well it’s been 8 wks now since my infamous surfing experience & subsaquent injection. I have been doing terrific. By now, I have received a series of MRI’s and an ultrasound that document decreased edema & show tendon thickening (indicating healing of my MCL ligament. Initially I had a grade II MCL sprain. Because I … Continue reading PRP knee injection 8 wks post injection update

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Botulinum Neurotoxin (Botox) for pain management

I recently co-authored a chapter on Piriformis Syndrome in a new text by Grant Cooper, titled Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Neurotoxin, http://www.amazon.com/Therapeutic-Botulinum-Toxin-Grant-Cooper/dp/1588299147/ref=sr_1_9/002-0107581-8821662?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187909430&sr=1-9 Piriformis Syndrome refers to an irritation of the sciatic nerve in the buttock, which differs from a herniated disc in the spine. After injecting many a forehead with botox, Plastic Surgeons learned that … Continue reading Botulinum Neurotoxin (Botox) for pain management

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