Month: September 2007

New Spine article on biologics “Orthokine” Use in Lumbar Epidurals for Sciatica

A common treatment for a herniated Disc or “Sciatica” that fails physical therapy and conservative treatment is an epidural steroid injection. Nowadays they are performed under an x-ray machine, called fluroscopy which ensures proper needle placement and safety. A study from Spine compared steroids/cortisone which is commonly used in epidurals to decrease nerve inflammation with …

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New Study on PRP use on Rabbit Cartilage

In the Journal of Oral & Maxillofascial Surgery, September 2007, ACartilage 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 studies …

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