Month: April 2019

Effectiveness of PRP Platelet Rich Plasma in treating osteoarthritis impacted by patient’s age

A recent study from the Stanford School of Medicine compared the efficacy of PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma in treating knee osteoarthritis between healthy young males (23-33 years old) and older males (62-85 years old). The results suggest that PRP from older patients contain factors that decrease effectiveness in protecting cartilage and increase inflammation. To find out more, click …

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Study finds that patients with history of an Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy (APM) are at greater risk of developing need for joint replacement surgeries.

A recent study from the Bone and Joint Journal aimed to determine the long-term risks of undergoing knee replacement surgery. Patients with history of APM (having part of the meniscus surgically removed) were over ten times more likely to undergo arthroplasty (replacement), with women at double the risk compared to men. Younger patients 30-39 years old that had meniscus removed were …

Study finds that patients with history of an Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy (APM) are at greater risk of developing need for joint replacement surgeries. Read More »

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