Month: October 2014

Orthohealing Center Hosts Harvard University Medical Resident for Month Rotation in Regenerative Medicine

We are excited to have Dr. Imran Siddiqui from the Department of PM&R at Spaulding/Harvard University spend a month with us in the clinic. Collaboration with academic institutions & physicians is important for advancing the fields of Platelet Rich Plasma and Orthobiologics. We believe it is important to share our experiences and techniques with aspiring students, up …

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Dr. Aufiero and Dr. Sampson featured in NEW textbook: Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections

TOBI: The Orthobiologic Institute alumni & faculty Dr. Gerard Malanga & Dr. Kenneth Mautner have published a brand new textbook, Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections, providing clear and concise descriptions of more than 100 ultrasound guided injections. This book encompasses the cumulative knowledge and experience of many of the global leaders in ultrasound-guided injection therapy. The …

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New Stem Cell Data for Osteoarthritis:

 A recent article featured in Orthopedics This Week discussed exciting developments in the field of regenerative orthopedics, presented at the New York Stem Cell Summit in February.  A clinical trial conducted out of Shanghai’s Renji Hospital analyzed the effects of fat-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells on knee osteoarthritis. Not only did the study reveal no adverse side …

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Orthohealing Center Publishes New Article in Orthopreneur: “Orthobiologics: A New Frontier in Orthoaepedics”

Dr. Sampson and Dr. Aufiero, along with the Orthohealing Center’s Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator, Hunter Vincent, published a new article in Orthopreneur titled “Orthobiologics: A New Frontier in Orthopaedics”. The article discusses the emergence of the newly coined term “Orthobiologics”, describing it as a class of groundbreaking new therapies with a “specific emphasis on tissue …

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Orthohealing Center Platelet Rich Plasma Video reaches 200,000 views on YouTube:

OHC video from June 2009 eclipses 200,000 views! The video demonstrates the process of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for the elbow, and shows the entire procedure from start to finish, including the PRP preparation and live ultrasound images showing the precise location of the needle.   Having only been posted 5 years ago, this video …

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Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Vishal Thakral Appointed as Clinical Instructor at Western University of Health Sciences:

Dr. Vishal Thakral was recently appointed as a Clinical Instructor at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Thakral will now be sharing his knowledge and expertise with aspiring 3rd and 4th year medical students. The Orthohealing Center prides itself on mentoring physicians in training, working to educate young future doctors on the value of compassion …

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New Study Shows Platelet Rich Plasma More Effective Than Cortisone for Chronic Hip Bursitis:

Hip Bursitis is a common disorder characterized by localized pain at a specific point of the hip due to inflammation of a small fluid- filled gel sac called a Bursae.  These gel sacs are frequent throughout many joints in the body such as the shoulder, knee and hip, and act as a soft cushion for …

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AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting Wrap Up: Pitchers’ performance on the mound may not be the same after Tommy John Surgery

One name that strikes fear into every pitcher, manager, and owner in Major League Baseball is Tommy John.  However, if you are not a baseball fan, it may be difficult to see how the name of a former LA Dodgers’ Pitcher in the 70s can cause such a stir.  Well, when Tommy John was a …

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Dr. Jason Dragoo, Faculty Member for The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI), Publishes Paper in AJSM on the Effect of Platelet Rich Plasma Formulations on Synoviocytes

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has come a long way since first used by Ferrari and his colleagues back in 1987 for open heart surgery.  It is now being applied in a variety of medical fields, from orthopedics, to opthalmology, neurosurgery, and even cosmetics.  Along the way, researchers have examined many aspects of Platelet Rich Plasma, in …

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