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Help your kids avoid sports injuries from overuse

For many young promising athletes, they are raised in an extremely competitive environment where they are taught to play through injuries and do whatever it takes to excel in a sport with hopes to gain college scholarships or even a chance to become a professional athlete. A recent study by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons found that 22% of soccer … Continue reading Help your kids avoid sports injuries from overuse

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Dr Steven Sampson Chairman and Founder publishes TOBI 2018 Symposium Abstracts in Biologic Orthopedic Journal

  On June 8-9, 2018, field leaders in orthopedics and regenerative medicine from around the world gathered to present new research, data, and best practices. These world-class physicians and surgeons lectured and debated on regenerative medicine topics such as PRP, bone marrow concentrate (BMC), lipoaspirate, spine, biologics in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and regulatory issues. … Continue reading Dr Steven Sampson Chairman and Founder publishes TOBI 2018 Symposium Abstracts in Biologic Orthopedic Journal

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Dr Steven Sampson Debates on Stem Cells: “Should they only be available in clinical trials?”  International Cartilage Regeneration Society (ICRS) Vancouver, BC with Dr Tom Vangsness USC

Dr Sampson emphasized the need to stop utilizing the term “Stem Cells” as oftentimes the treatments being referred to like Bone Marrow Concentrate or Platelet Rich Plasma actually have very little to no stem cells. While these cell therapies may have anti-inflammatory properties, these cells should be properly described to patients in an honest and … Continue reading Dr Steven Sampson Debates on Stem Cells: “Should they only be available in clinical trials?”  International Cartilage Regeneration Society (ICRS) Vancouver, BC with Dr Tom Vangsness USC

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Risk of Septic Arthritis with ACL Surgery Higher in Professional Athletes

Septic Arthritis (SA) is a joint infection that is caused when bacteria enter the joint through the blood stream, but it can also occur when there is direct penetration into a joint such as during surgery. A recent study from the American Journal of Sports Medicine reviewed clinical data from 4,421 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR), with 265 professional athletes. … Continue reading Risk of Septic Arthritis with ACL Surgery Higher in Professional Athletes

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Dr Steven Sampson visits Think Asia Think Hong Kong meeting on Stem Cell Research

Orthohealing Center’s Dr Steven Sampson visited the Think Asia Think Hong Kong meeting recently with over 1500 participants. Dr Sampson attended the health innovations session to understand stem cell research and tissue engineering projects taking place in Hong Kong and Asia with leading scientists.

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Combined Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments yield promising results in knee cartilage repair

A recent study from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark aimed to study the effects of combined BMAC and PRP treatments in treating cartilage lesions in the knee. Upon comparing subjective clinical outcome scores and imaging 2 years after the procedure, the results showed significantly decreased pain levels along with improved function. However, the combined treatment … Continue reading Combined Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments yield promising results in knee cartilage repair

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

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

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Dr Steven Sampson Faculty in Regenerative Injections for Osteoarthritis: A Practical Office Based Approach, San Antonio TX

Orthohealing Center’s Dr Steven Sampson will participate as a Faculty Skills Lab trainer at the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) meeting San Antonio TX, Nov 16, 2019. As a thought leader, Dr Sampson will participate in ask the experts panel on cell therapies for osteoarthritis to educate physicians about optimal protocols and … Continue reading Dr Steven Sampson Faculty in Regenerative Injections for Osteoarthritis: A Practical Office Based Approach, San Antonio TX

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Can PRP be frozen and used for future treatments?

A recent study examined the possibility of preserving platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for future applications, with the same biological effectiveness. The study aimed to exam such effectiveness by comparing matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) isoform concentrations between different blood preparations: whole blood (WB), leukocyte-rich PRP (LR-PRP) inactivated (LR-I) and activated (LR-A), and leukocyte-poor PRP (LP-PRP) inactivated (LP-I) and … Continue reading Can PRP be frozen and used for future treatments?

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