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Regenerative Medicine Group June 2018

Dr. Sampson and Dr. Aufiero Lecture on Orthobiologics for Military Physicians at Walter Reed & Uniformed Services University

Dr. Steven Sampson and Dr. Danielle Aufiero were recently invited to lecture on Orthobiologics for military physicians at Walter Reed & Uniformed Services University in Maryland.  They joined other leaders in the field of regenerative medicine to provide a comprehensive educational experience, encompassing all aspects of orthobiologics. The consortium was an opportunity for physicians and professors at the university to learn about emerging … Continue reading Dr. Sampson and Dr. Aufiero Lecture on Orthobiologics for Military Physicians at Walter Reed & Uniformed Services University

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Study Investigates Prevalence of Osteoarthritis After ACL Surgery

While osteoarthritis (OA) is often associated with aging joints, it is also associated with younger individuals who have suffered a joint injury or undergone surgery. This type of OA is commonly referred to as posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). This subtype of OA is of particular importance because it can have significantly larger costs to the health care system, because of … Continue reading Study Investigates Prevalence of Osteoarthritis After ACL Surgery

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Meta-analysis of 1000+ Patients Reveals Positive Results for Use of PRP on Ligament & Tendon Injuries:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an emerging treatment modality that utilizes a rich milleau of platelets and growth factors within a patient’s own blood to potentially promote healing of damaged tissue. In recent years, a growing volume of research, including meta-analyses (a statistical analysis that combines the results from multiple scientific studies), have been conducted … Continue reading Meta-analysis of 1000+ Patients Reveals Positive Results for Use of PRP on Ligament & Tendon Injuries:

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Hyaluronic Acid Shows Potential Benefit for Supraspinatus Tendinopathy:

Physical therapy and hyaluronic acid (HA) injections have both been shown to be effective in reducing pain with shoulder tendinopathies (injuries to the rotator cuff). However, it has been theorized that combining the two treatments could lead to potential additive effects, although it is currently unproven. A study recently published by a group of researchers … Continue reading Hyaluronic Acid Shows Potential Benefit for Supraspinatus Tendinopathy:

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First Human Study of Novel MSC Injectable Yields Promising Preliminary Results:

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, presenting with thinning of cartilage on the articulating joint surface, which can lead to constant pain and stiffness in the affected joint. The joint pain experienced with OA can lead to a decreased level of function and overall quality of life. Researchers in Australia recently conducted … Continue reading First Human Study of Novel MSC Injectable Yields Promising Preliminary Results:

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Recent PM&R Journal Article Shows Promising Preliminary Results for Bone Marrow Concentrate Injection for Mild Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of arthritis. Individuals with osteoarthritis can experience a variety of symptoms such as pain and stiffness in their joints, which can decrease their overall level of function and quality of life. In the last decade alternative treatment options such as Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy have emerged … Continue reading Recent PM&R Journal Article Shows Promising Preliminary Results for Bone Marrow Concentrate Injection for Mild Osteoarthritis

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New Research Suggests Shockwave Therapy May Provide Short-Term Benefit for Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow, is a nagging elbow injury characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the tendon on the outer part of the elbow. It is caused by overuse and as the name implies, playing tennis can be a culprit in this disorder. However, any activity involving repetitive wrist and elbow movements can increase one’s risk of developing lateral … Continue reading New Research Suggests Shockwave Therapy May Provide Short-Term Benefit for Tennis Elbow

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Human Dermal Fibroblasts as a Potential Future Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease

What are fibroblasts? For those who may not be familiar, fibroblasts play an important role in wound healing; They are cells that produce proteins and other framework that give tissues structural integrity. A regenerative medicine research company in Texas known as SpinalCyte is currently conducting a clinical study to investigate whether fibroblasts derived from human … Continue reading Human Dermal Fibroblasts as a Potential Future Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease

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ESPN reports Lakers Lonzo ball receives PRP knee injection

ESPN reports Lakers Lonzo ball receives PRP knee injection PRP, platelet rich plasma is frequently used in professional sports as well as to treat weekend warriors for sports related trauma. PRP is a natural-based treatment that began to see increase use in early 2000. The origin began with dental implants where tooth extractions were not … Continue reading ESPN reports Lakers Lonzo ball receives PRP knee injection

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Angels respond to reports, say doctors haven’t recommended Tommy John for Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani receives PRP platelet rich plasma and stem cell injection for ulnar collateral ligament injury of the elbow. According to a report on thescore.com, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels baseball team received a natural-based injection of PRP and Stem Cells to stimulate healing and potentially avoid surgery. When baseball players throw at … Continue reading Angels respond to reports, say doctors haven’t recommended Tommy John for Ohtani

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