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Shoulder Tendinosis: What Is It?

The shoulder is composed of a team of 4 tendons that make up the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff stabilizes the shoulder and allows motion at the joint. Through overuse, poor posture, improper mechanics, or trauma; rotator cuff tendons can wear down. This degeneration leads to chronic pain and discomfort at the shoulder with particular …

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Knee Tendinosis: What Is It?

The patella tendon attaches the bottom of the knee cap to the top of the shin bone. Upon repetitive stress and low blood supply, the tendon can begin to degenerate. This degeneration can lead to Patellar tendinosis or Jumper’s knee. Typically, pain presents at the front of the knee. This is usually felt while squatting …

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Elbow Tendinosis: What Is It?

Tendons connect the forearm to the inside and outside aspect of the elbow. Due to low blood supply and constant use, these tendons are at an increased risk of repetitive use injuries. Elbow tendinosis occurs during overuse and tightening of muscles near the wrist and forearms putting excessive strain on the tendons.  In lateral epicondyle …

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Tendinosis Healing: What Approach?

While tendinosis can take months to heal, treatment is possible. Non-surgical treatment focuses on deep tissue manual therapy to promote blood flow, strengthening the surrounding muscles, avoiding repetitive use, bracing, and rest. When non-surgical treatment fails, we may consider other approaches such as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EWST), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC), …

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Dr. Sampson Lectures to Argentina Orthopedic Doctors: Non-Surgical Treatments for Advanced Knee Osteoarthritis

  Dr. Steven Sampson lectures to Argentina Orthopedic Doctors on The Knee Organ: Non-Surgical Treatments for Advanced Osteoarthritis Dr. Steven Sampson provided a virtual lecture for orthopedic surgeons in Latin America on knee osteoarthritis. As a pioneer in orthobiologics, Dr. Sampson has been researching advanced procedures such as PRP and bone marrow cell therapies along with …

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Steroids: Review of the history, the Effectiveness, and Adverse Effects in the Treatment of Joint Pain

Long-time TOBI (The Orthobiologic Institute) Faculty, Dr. Gerald Malanga, and colleagues reviewed hundreds of published articles in this narrative study that highlights the history of corticosteroids, its use to treat joint pain, and its associated effects. Cortisone is both a natural hormone and a synthesized anti-inflammatory medication that is commonly used  to treat symptoms related to chronic …

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Bone Marrow Concentration Injection Treatment Improves Short-Term Outcomes in Symptomatic Hip Osteoarthritis Patients

Researchers at the Steadman Clinic and Research Institute in Colorado recently published a pilot study investigating patient reported outcomes in hip pain and function after undergoing a single injection of bone marrow concentrate to the affected joint. As one of the leading causes of disability in the US, patients suffering from moderate to severe hip …

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Orthohealing Mentoring Future Doctors

Congrats to Dr Steven Sampson’s former scribe, Jonah Liwag for earning his white coat at the Uniformed Services University at F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine Class of 2024. It’s great to see our staff grow and help others. We regularly mentor students from UCLA and Western University Health Sciences, positively influencing and supporting students …

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