Month: June 2013

Study Proves Benefits of PRP Injections Over Steroid Shots

Rotator cuff tendinopathy, commonly known as shoulder pain, was proved to significantly improve with platelet rich plasma injections over steroid (cortisone)shots according to award winning research presented from Ireland. The study’s authors concluded that not only are the PRP injections clinically safe, but also cost-effective. There were 204 patients followed for a period of one year. According …

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Hospital for Special Surgery: Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) therapy as a treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study, soon to be printed in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, supports the potential role of Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injection as a therapy for knee osteoarthritis. Hospital of Special Surgery, HSS conducted this research on fifteen patients with early osteoarthritis. Each patient received a PRP injection and was subsequently monitored for one …

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One Man’s Story on How Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy Saved Him From Total Hip Replacement Surgery

If you have osteoarthritis you know how excruciating the pain can be. Former Georgia State Representative John Lunsford was interviewed, describing pain requiring 16 Ibuprofen a day to relieve his pain. He consulted with multiple doctors, all of which told him his only option was a total hip replacement. Lunsford did some research which led …

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European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Early knee Osteoarthritis treated effectively with Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

A recent study from Korea evaluates how the extent of joint damage in knee osteoarthritis affects the potential of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection. Sixty-five patients with knee osteoarthritis received platelet-rich plasma injection and were subsequently followed-up at 1,3,6,9, and 12 months. Patients reported pain relief and functional improvement 6 months post-injection but also documented relapsed …

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Study Shows Adult Bone Marrow Cell Injection Used to Help Heal Degenerative Knee Joints

The Center for Bone Marrow Cell & Arthritis Research conducted a study and found that mesenchymal (adult) bone marrow cell injections could help those with a degenerative knee joint condition. Knee osteoarthritis, may present at any age and may result from trauma or following surgery. There were 18 participants in the study, between the ages of 41 and …

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