Month: August 2008

New Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Study on Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Gosens & Sluimer from the Netherlands, just reported on a prospective, double blinded, randomized study comparing PRP to cortisone injections in the treatment of 100 patients with tennis elbow. They used a visual analog pain score (1-10) & a DASH score to measure treatment response by 24 weeks. Both groups demonstrated initial improvement. However, by …

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New FDA Approved Study with Adult Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Vascular Disease

Using One’s own adult stem cells taken from bone marrow, researchers are studying the effects of potentially preventing amputation in ischemic (poor blood supply)limbs. Doctors do a minimally invasive procedure obtaining stem cells, then much like PRP or platelet rich plasma they increase the concentration and then inject it. Doctors are injecting multiple sights just …

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Adult Stem Cells for Arthritis?

Perhaps the next frontier beyond PRP is Stem Cells. While the topic is the subject of much controversy politically, technology now allows us to utilize adult stem cells opposed to embryonic cells to treat disease. Stem Cells are the birthplace of platelets rich in healing properties, which can potentially program cells to regenerate tissue & …

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