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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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Doctor Heal Thyself or How I Treated My Own Tendon Injury

After moving to California recently, I decided to take surfing lessons. However, I wasn’t aware that I was about to receive a PRP injection myself after spraining my MCL on the first day! I felt a pop in my knee and subsequently had an MRI that showed bruising of my tibia & swelling/fluid at my … Continue reading Doctor Heal Thyself or How I Treated My Own Tendon Injury

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Platelet Rich Plasma Introduction

This blog site was created to establish a non-competitive forum for physicians performing PRP treatments & for patients interested in learning more about this emerging treatment. I was introduced to this treatment by my colleagues, Dr Bert Mandelbaum & Dr Michael Gerhardt; who are premiere orthopaedists responsible for treating numerous soccer athletes from all over … Continue reading Platelet Rich Plasma Introduction

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