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First Human Study of Novel MSC Injectable Yields Promising Preliminary Results:

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, presenting with thinning of cartilage on the articulating joint surface, which can lead to constant pain and stiffness in the affected joint. The joint pain experienced with OA can lead to a decreased level of function and overall quality of life. Researchers in Australia recently conducted … Continue reading First Human Study of Novel MSC Injectable Yields Promising Preliminary Results:

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Recent PM&R Journal Article Shows Promising Preliminary Results for Bone Marrow Concentrate Injection for Mild Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of arthritis. Individuals with osteoarthritis can experience a variety of symptoms such as pain and stiffness in their joints, which can decrease their overall level of function and quality of life. In the last decade alternative treatment options such as Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy have emerged … Continue reading Recent PM&R Journal Article Shows Promising Preliminary Results for Bone Marrow Concentrate Injection for Mild Osteoarthritis

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New Research Suggests Shockwave Therapy May Provide Short-Term Benefit for Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow, is a nagging elbow injury characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the tendon on the outer part of the elbow. It is caused by overuse and as the name implies, playing tennis can be a culprit in this disorder. However, any activity involving repetitive wrist and elbow movements can increase one’s risk of developing lateral … Continue reading New Research Suggests Shockwave Therapy May Provide Short-Term Benefit for Tennis Elbow

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Human Dermal Fibroblasts as a Potential Future Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease

What are fibroblasts? For those who may not be familiar, fibroblasts play an important role in wound healing; They are cells that produce proteins and other framework that give tissues structural integrity. A regenerative medicine research company in Texas known as SpinalCyte is currently conducting a clinical study to investigate whether fibroblasts derived from human … Continue reading Human Dermal Fibroblasts as a Potential Future Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease

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ESPN reports Lakers Lonzo ball receives PRP knee injection

ESPN reports Lakers Lonzo ball receives PRP knee injection PRP, platelet rich plasma is frequently used in professional sports as well as to treat weekend warriors for sports related trauma. PRP is a natural-based treatment that began to see an increased use in early 2000. The origin began with dental implants where tooth extractions were … Continue reading ESPN reports Lakers Lonzo ball receives PRP knee injection

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Angels respond to reports, say doctors haven’t recommended Tommy John for Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani receives PRP platelet rich plasma and stem cell injection for ulnar collateral ligament injury of the elbow. According to a report on thescore.com, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels baseball team received a natural-based injection of PRP and Stem Cells to stimulate healing and potentially avoid surgery. When baseball players throw at … Continue reading Angels respond to reports, say doctors haven’t recommended Tommy John for Ohtani

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Biologics for Lumbar Discogenic Pain: 18 month follow-up for safety and efficacy

The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate safety and effectiveness of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow concentrate (BMC) injections in the lumbar intervertebral disc. The secondary objective is to evaluate utilization of health care services, hospitalization and spine surgery. A total of 20 patients with chronic (> 6 months) discogenic low … Continue reading Biologics for Lumbar Discogenic Pain: 18 month follow-up for safety and efficacy

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New Research Suggests Shock-Wave Therapy May Provide Short-Term Benefit for Tennis Elbow?

Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow, is a nagging elbow injury characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the tendon on the outer part of the elbow. It is caused by overuse and as the name implies, can be caused by playing tennis. However, any activity involving repetitive wrist and elbow movements can increase … Continue reading New Research Suggests Shock-Wave Therapy May Provide Short-Term Benefit for Tennis Elbow?

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Dr Mary Ambach was honored at the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis event

Dr Mary Ambach was honored as  the  Arthritis Foundation’s 2018 Orthopedic Honoree on May 20 at the UCLA Wilson Plaza. The Orthohealing Center team, the Orthohealing Hip-sters, participated in the Walk to Cure Arthritis, the largest arthritis gathering in the world. The team also raised $9000 for the foundation’s cause.  If you are interested to help a … Continue reading Dr Mary Ambach was honored at the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis event

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Osteoarthritis after Meniscus Surgery: What do the X-Rays Tell Us?

Current research has shown that patients undergoing joint surgery may be at increased risk for developing joint osteoarthritis (OA) within the following decade. This type of OA is commonly referred to as post traumatic osteoarthritis. The true mechanism of this increased risk is currently unknown, but has lead researchers to postulate that changes in the … Continue reading Osteoarthritis after Meniscus Surgery: What do the X-Rays Tell Us?

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