Month: February 2020

Dr Steven Sampson, Letter to Editor Published in American Journal of Sports Medicine: Supraspinatus Rotator Cuff Injection Treatment with PRP Platelet Rich Plasma.

Despite the advancement of cell treatments like PRP or Platelet rich plasma, scientific journals & their authors oftentimes fail to adequately describe the type of formulation used in a particular study. For example there is great variability from one clinic to the next,  in terms of how the PRP is prepared. For example, including white …

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Dr. Steven Sampson discusses cell therapies and orthobiologics in Orthoworld interview

In a recent interview in Orthoworld  Dr. Steven Sampson describes new areas of orthopedic medicine and his efforts to advance the field as a pioneering doctor. Dr Sampson describes the rapidly growing field of cell therapy or “orthobiologics.” Having experienced his own knee injury, Dr. Sampson knows how it feels to be a patient suffering from pain. Dr. Sampson goes on to explain that orthobiologics is a growing field along …

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What is the difference between receiving 1 PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Vs a series of PRP injections?

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma injections are the concentrate of a patient’s own platelets which are injected into a patient’s diseased tissue. A meta-analysis performed by researchers revealed the differences in the effects of single PRP injections versus multiple injections. When studying the effects of the injections on pain, they found that there was no significant difference …

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Does a sympathetic and kinder doctor or health care provider = improved pain from their treatments?

The aim of healthcare is not only to relieve diseases but to also ensure good patient experience in clinical settings. A recent study released found that pain was mitigated in patients with courteous health care providers. The study was performed by surveying patients across the county and scoring both their pain control and the courtesy …

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Major League Baseball (MLB) Removes Cannabis from Banned Substances List

The Major League Baseball (MLB) association has removed cannabis from its list of banned substances beginning in Spring 2020. This change is reflecting the societal shift in attitudes towards cannabis use and its increasing legalization on state-wide levels. MLB is also determined to prevent opioid abuse through a new strategy regarding these dangerous substances. MLB will take …

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What patients need to know about their knee injury and meniscus treatments

The meniscus is a c-shaped piece of cartilage located in the knee joint. This vulnerable tissue is critical to normal knee function by acting as a shock absorber from walking and exercise. We are seeing an increase in osteoarthritis in younger individuals in part to increased meniscus tears. The JBJS Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery …

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