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Rafael Nadal to Receive Stem Cell Injection for Back Injury

Rafael Nadal’s explosive tennis game and dynamic style have left opponents and fans in awe since the start of his career over a decade ago. However, his unrelenting play and raw tenacity have wrecked havoc on his body. Throughout much of his career, Nadal has been plagued by injuries including the wrist, toe, knees, and … Continue reading Rafael Nadal to Receive Stem Cell Injection for Back Injury

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How Does ACL Surgery Affect Return to Sport?

A recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine performed a systematic review and meta analysis of return-to-sport following ACL reconstruction. The study examined a total of 69 articles, totaling 7,556 patients, that recorded data on return to sport after ACL surgery between April 2010 to November 2013. The results of the study … Continue reading How Does ACL Surgery Affect Return to Sport?

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Can We Grow Knee Cartilage?

According to an article in Orthopedics This Week, the answer to this question may be,”YES”. A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine examined the effects of nasal cartilage cells transplanted into arthritic knee joints. The research team out of the University Hospital of Basal, Switzerland extracted nasal cartilage cells from 7 patients (<55 years … Continue reading Can We Grow Knee Cartilage?

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The Orthohealing Center Publishes Article in The Journal of Stem Cell Research and Transplantation:

Just recently, the Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Steven Sampson & Dr. Danielle Aufiero, along with Assistant Research Coordinator, Hunter Vincent, have published a mini review article in the Journal of Stem Cell Research and Transplantation. The article discusses the development of the three generations of Orthobiologic treatments, and illustrates the rapid development of regenerative cellular therapies … Continue reading The Orthohealing Center Publishes Article in The Journal of Stem Cell Research and Transplantation:

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Annette Ambach MD Joins The Orthohealing Center!

The Orthohealing Center is proud to welcome Annette Ambach MD to the team.  Dr. Ambach is a Louisiana State University trained physician who is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. She brings an extensive array of knowledge and experience to OHC, through her fellowship in musculoskeletal medicine and interventional pain … Continue reading Annette Ambach MD Joins The Orthohealing Center!

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Intraoperative Bone Marrow Concentrate for Rotator Cuff Repair:

The rotator cuff is composed of 4 muscles: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor, and Subscapularis. Three of the four muscles lie just behind the shoulder, on top of the shoulder blade and attach to a bone in the upper arm called the Humerus. This group of muscles is responsible for many movements of the shoulder as … Continue reading Intraoperative Bone Marrow Concentrate for Rotator Cuff Repair:

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Dr. Sampson Lectures on Regenerative Medicine at the UCLA PM&R Research Day

Dr. Sampson was recently invited to speak at the UCLA Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day. The event highlighted the annual research projects of the UCLA residents, and featured talks on important topics in the fields of physiatry, pain management, and sports medicine. Dr Sampson lectured to the UCLA residents and physicians about emerging topics … Continue reading Dr. Sampson Lectures on Regenerative Medicine at the UCLA PM&R Research Day

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BMC for chronic achilles tendinopathies:

Chronic achilles tendon injuries have commonly been the “achilles heel” for thousands of athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors. The painful degenerative condition can limit mobility during daily activities and inhibit maximal physical exertion. The achilles tendon which attaches the calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus, to the heel bone,  plays a large role in force production, walking, and performance … Continue reading BMC for chronic achilles tendinopathies:

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Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Steven Sampson awarded Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine title at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Steven Sampson was promoted to Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr Sampson & Dr Danielle Aufiero are clinical preceptors & mentors to medical students at UCLA. Since 2010 the Orthohealing Center has been teaching medical students & residents at UCLA on … Continue reading Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Steven Sampson awarded Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine title at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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NEW Study Shows PEMF Therapy has Positive Effects on Pain and Function in Osteoarthritis:

A recent article published in the International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health examined the effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy on pain and function in patients suffering from Osteoarthritis. PEMF therapy has long been used for a myriad of musculoskeletal conditions, from non-healing bone fractures, to neuropathies, and even enhanced recovery from … Continue reading NEW Study Shows PEMF Therapy has Positive Effects on Pain and Function in Osteoarthritis:

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