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 … Continue reading Dr Steven Sampson, Letter to Editor Published in American Journal of Sports Medicine: Supraspinatus Rotator Cuff Injection Treatment with PRP Platelet Rich Plasma.Continue Reading
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 … Continue reading Dr. Steven Sampson discusses cell therapies and orthobiologics in Orthoworld interviewContinue Reading
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 … Continue reading What is the difference between receiving 1 PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Vs a series of PRP injections?Continue Reading
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 … Continue reading Does a sympathetic and kinder doctor or health care provider = improved pain from their treatments?Continue Reading
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 … Continue reading Major League Baseball (MLB) Removes Cannabis from Banned Substances ListContinue Reading
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 … Continue reading What patients need to know about their knee injury and meniscus treatmentsContinue Reading
Osteoarthritis(OA) is one of the most common types of arthritis worldwide and occurs when the cartilage at the ends of bones within the joints begins to degrade and cause pain. Although gut microbiota has been found to be harmless and even have protective properties, scientists have found increased gut bacteria in the affected areas of … Continue reading New research describes how gut microbacteria can play a key role in osteoarthritisContinue Reading
A study performed in the United Kingdom tested the effects of using a germanium-embedded knee sleeve on patients with knee osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) prevalence is high in individuals over 45 and is expected to increase with age and the obesity epidemic. Symptoms can include pain, stiffness of the joint, and inflammation. This study found … Continue reading New study on anti-inflammatory wearable garment for knee osteoarthritisContinue Reading
World’s First Artificial Meniscus Implant from Israel: Potential new option between minimally invasive meniscus repair and total knee replacement
The meniscus is a small C-shaped piece of cartilage located inside the knee joint to act as a shock absorber. Tearing of the meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries due to forceful twisting in the knee area or from heavy loads. While mild tears may heal on their own, more extreme cases … Continue reading World’s First Artificial Meniscus Implant from Israel: Potential new option between minimally invasive meniscus repair and total knee replacementContinue Reading
Dr Steven Sampson Orthohealing Center participates in AAPM&R Conference Regenerative Medicine: Ask the Experts Lab.
Dr Steven Sampson travelled to San Antonio TX last week to educate & answer questions from Physiatrist Physicians about regenerative medicine. Dr Sampson explained the differences between cell therapies & the current state of research emphasizing the need for protocols. He described the overall lack of standardization and that patients do not know who … Continue reading Dr Steven Sampson Orthohealing Center participates in AAPM&R Conference Regenerative Medicine: Ask the Experts Lab.Continue Reading
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