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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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Orthohealing Center Credited in DIG Magazine:

DIG Magazine, a Cal State Long Beach campus magazine, recently published an article about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) titled, “ Fighting the Biological Clock in Sports”.  They quoted several leaders in the field, including the Orthohealing Center.  The article briefly explains the preparation and cellular components of PRP, as well as the potential healing benefits … Continue reading Orthohealing Center Credited in DIG Magazine:

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Doctor Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine

While playing third base on my softball team, I felt an immediate pull at my left thigh/quadricep.  I hoped to myself it was just a strain and waited a week but it hadn’t improved. A diagnostic ultrasound done in my office showed a large tears (see picture) in my mid thigh with a hematoma (blood … Continue reading Doctor Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine

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Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Vishal Thakral Scheduled to Lecture at American Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine and American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics:

The Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Vishal Thakral is set to guest lecture at the upcoming AAOM (American Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine) and AOAO (American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics) conferences. Dr. Thakral will first be speaking in April at the AAOM conference, speaking on “Stem Cells and Sports Medicine”. Followed by his lecture, “Bone Marrow Concnetrate for … Continue reading Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Vishal Thakral Scheduled to Lecture at American Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine and American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics:

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Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Skin shows Positive Results as Treatment for Neuropathic Pain:

Neuropathic pain is a type of pain caused by tissue damage and damage to a nerve. The damaged nerves send incorrect signals to the pain centers in the brain and can present as tingling, numbness, and burning sensations on the skin. This pain can be present at rest or be present with light touch or … Continue reading Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Skin shows Positive Results as Treatment for Neuropathic Pain:

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