Month: June 2013

PRP effective for lateral epicondylitis/tennis elbow. Orthohealing Center participates in world largest (PRP) Platelet Rich Plasma Multi-Center Trial Published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

We are excited to announce that principal investigators Dr Steven Sampson & Dr Danielle Aufiero of The Orthohealing Center  help contribute to the world’s largest PRP study involving 12 centers from around the US. The paper just published in the AJSM American Journal of Sports Medicine describes practice changing evidence that PRP Platelet Rich Plasma …

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Bone Marrow Concentrate Cell therapy (BMC) for painful tendons and joints featured on Good Morning America

Much like the natural based PRP Platelet Rich Plasma cell therapy, Bone Marrow Concentrate BMC is now seeing increased media exposure. Recently, Good Morning America featured this promising therapy that harnesses the patient’s own marrow to stimulate healing. Much like PRP, more & more research is emerging about Bone Marrow Concentrate to better understand how …

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Can Platelet Rich Plasma help relieve some of your osteoarthritis symptoms?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is being used as an alternative to invasive surgery for those that are suffering from osteoarthritis. Typically patients were being treated with hyaluronic acid, another injection targeted to control pain and swelling, but there is a growing body of research that shows promising results for PRP. A study conducted by …

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Nature, international weekly journal of science: Increase in stem cells with the use of anti-inflammatory medication

Recent research from Indiana University School of Medicine shows a positive correlation between NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) use and a boost in stem cells. Traditionally, NSAIDs are restricted prior to procedures such as Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection. However, this research suggests that a limited course of Meloxicam (NSAIDs) may increase stem cell count in PRP. …

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New study Demonstrates Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) May Help Treat a Particular Type of Hair Loss, Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata (AA) is an auto-immune condition in which the body’s immune system, whose normal function is to fight infection and disease, attacks itself inappropriately. In AA, the result of this auto-immune activity is inflammation that leads to hair loss. Unfortunately, AA currently has very few treatment options. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been established as …

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Bone Marrow Stem Cells Gives Treatment Hope for Patients with Childhood Defects and Diseases

A news report recently covered a significant breakthrough in regenerative medicine. A 2-year-old girl named Hannah who was born without a windpipe now has one, courtesy of her own stem cells. The stem cells were extracted from her bone marrow and were cultivated in a lab, using a plastic scaffold. Within a week, the cells …

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Orthopedics this week: Xiaflex shows positive results in treating Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Adhesive Capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder is a painful and disabling condition that severely restricts shoulder movements. Currently, there are only few helpful therapies and no approved treatment strategies. Biospecifics Technologies Corporation is suggesting Xiaflex injection, a mixture of proteins derived from a certain bacteria, as a potential treatment for adhesive capsulitis. In their …

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Los Angeles Lakers Forward Pau Gasol Receives Bone Marrow Cell Injections to His Knees

Los Angeles Lakers two-time NBA champion and starting power forward Pau Gasol suffered through the most injury-plagued season of his career. Gasol was struggling with plantar fasciitis, which later became a torn plantar fascia, as well as tendinitis in both knees. Gasol recently underwent a minimally invasive expiremental procedure on his knees known as the FAST Technique (Focused Aspiration of …

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Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) plus Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Helps Treat Limb Wounds

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a safe and cost-effective source of growth factors that stimulate cells to repair tissue. Bone marrow cells may be effective in management of chronic skin ulcers. Combining these two properties, a research group set out to determine the impact of PRP derived from two sources in the body, peripheral blood (pb-PRP) versus bone marrow (bm-PRP), in treating wounds …

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New Study Finds Ultrasound-Guided knee Injections for osteoarthritis to be 95-100% Accurate

A recent study examined the accuracy of ultrasound-guided injections to the inside, outside, and upper portions of the knee joint. Prior studies on cadavers have shown that no matter how experienced the surgeon, they may only have a 55% accuracy rate without using x ray or ultrasound to visualize the joint space. The new study found …

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