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Orthohealing Center Publishes New Article in Orthopreneur: “Orthobiologics: A New Frontier in Orthoaepedics”

Dr. Sampson and Dr. Aufiero, along with the Orthohealing Center’s Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator, Hunter Vincent, published a new article in Orthopreneur titled “Orthobiologics: A New Frontier in Orthopaedics”. The article discusses the emergence of the newly coined term “Orthobiologics”, describing it as a class of groundbreaking new therapies with a “specific emphasis on tissue … Continue reading Orthohealing Center Publishes New Article in Orthopreneur: “Orthobiologics: A New Frontier in Orthoaepedics”

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Orthohealing Center Platelet Rich Plasma Video reaches 200,000 views on YouTube:

OHC video from June 2009 eclipses 200,000 views! The video demonstrates the process of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for the elbow, and shows the entire procedure from start to finish, including the PRP preparation and live ultrasound images showing the precise location of the needle.   Having only been posted 5 years ago, this video … Continue reading Orthohealing Center Platelet Rich Plasma Video reaches 200,000 views on YouTube:

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Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Vishal Thakral Appointed as Clinical Instructor at Western University of Health Sciences:

Dr. Vishal Thakral was recently appointed as a Clinical Instructor at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Thakral will now be sharing his knowledge and expertise with aspiring 3rd and 4th year medical students. The Orthohealing Center prides itself on mentoring physicians in training, working to educate young future doctors on the value of compassion … Continue reading Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Vishal Thakral Appointed as Clinical Instructor at Western University of Health Sciences:

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New Study Shows Platelet Rich Plasma More Effective Than Cortisone for Chronic Hip Bursitis:

Hip Bursitis is a common disorder characterized by localized pain at a specific point of the hip due to inflammation of a small fluid- filled gel sac called a Bursae.  These gel sacs are frequent throughout many joints in the body such as the shoulder, knee and hip, and act as a soft cushion for … Continue reading New Study Shows Platelet Rich Plasma More Effective Than Cortisone for Chronic Hip Bursitis:

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AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting Wrap Up: Pitchers’ performance on the mound may not be the same after Tommy John Surgery

One name that strikes fear into every pitcher, manager, and owner in Major League Baseball is Tommy John.  However, if you are not a baseball fan, it may be difficult to see how the name of a former LA Dodgers’ Pitcher in the 70s can cause such a stir.  Well, when Tommy John was a … Continue reading AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting Wrap Up: Pitchers’ performance on the mound may not be the same after Tommy John Surgery

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Dr. Jason Dragoo, Faculty Member for The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI), Publishes Paper in AJSM on the Effect of Platelet Rich Plasma Formulations on Synoviocytes

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has come a long way since first used by Ferrari and his colleagues back in 1987 for open heart surgery.  It is now being applied in a variety of medical fields, from orthopedics, to opthalmology, neurosurgery, and even cosmetics.  Along the way, researchers have examined many aspects of Platelet Rich Plasma, in … Continue reading Dr. Jason Dragoo, Faculty Member for The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI), Publishes Paper in AJSM on the Effect of Platelet Rich Plasma Formulations on Synoviocytes

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Orthohealing Center Sponsors 4th annual Movable Feast:

      Orthohealing Center is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Movable Feast, benefitting the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center.  St. Johns Well Child and Family Center is a network of community health centers, offering a wide variety of quality health services to patients of all ages in South Los Angeles.  Join the … Continue reading Orthohealing Center Sponsors 4th annual Movable Feast:

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting: Prevalence of Joint Replacement Surgery

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) just wrapped up their 2014 annual meeting in New Orleans.  With extensive lectures on groundbreaking new research, advancements in the field, and updated national statistics the AAOS meeting revealed many exciting areas for the future of Orthopedics, but also shed light on some hard truths.  According to research … Continue reading American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting: Prevalence of Joint Replacement Surgery

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Doctor Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine: PART 2

It has been just over a week since Dr. Sampson received a PRP injection for his torn Quad muscle, and at this point he has tasted a lot of his own medicine.  Since his injection, Dr. Sampson has been using himself as a test subject, combining treatment recommendations from colleagues around the world, to get … Continue reading Doctor Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine: PART 2

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MRI vs Ultrasonography to Assess Meniscus Injuries:

Taking a good picture of a meniscus injury has never easy.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is widely accepted as the “gold standard” for identifying the meniscus, but not without its shortcomings.  MRI has been reported to have a misdiagnosis rate of up to 47%.  Which means that 47% of the time MRI is not able … Continue reading MRI vs Ultrasonography to Assess Meniscus Injuries:

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