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Yahoo Sports reports that Shohei Ohtani, Pitcher for the Angels, had a PRP injection In Pitching Elbow

If you think regenerative medicine hasn’t quite been taken up by athletes, think again. Yahoo Sports has cited Sports Illustrated, stating that an MLB star pitcher for the Angels, Shohei Ohtani, had a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in his pitching elbow just months before signing with the club. Apparently, he had the procedure, in October, … Continue reading Yahoo Sports reports that Shohei Ohtani, Pitcher for the Angels, had a PRP injection In Pitching Elbow

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Achilles Tendon Rupture Can Ruin Athletes’ Professional Career

Achilles tendon, which connects heel bone and calf muscle, is the thickest tendon in human body. Achilles tendon rupture is very painful, and the injury often needs surgical reconstruction. Recently, Orthopedics This Week cited a published study from The American Journal of Sports Medicine, suggesting that post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation could take years, and the results would never be … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Rupture Can Ruin Athletes’ Professional Career

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Hip Adductor Strain Is Painful!

Hip adductors are a powerful group of muscles located in the inner thigh. Muscle strains on these muscles can cause extreme pain, and at the same time, such injury can keep athletes out of the game for a period of long time. A recent report from Orthopedics This Week has raised public attention on hip … Continue reading Hip Adductor Strain Is Painful!

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Rest Does Not Affect Performance: A Study On NBA Players

Although resting is known to be a great way to recover from physical exertion, a recent research on NBA players shows that the number of games missed due to rest has no correlation with players’ performance during playoffs. According to a report from Orthopedics This Week, in a cohort of 811 players, 744 have missed 5 or fewer … Continue reading Rest Does Not Affect Performance: A Study On NBA Players

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Hamstring Injuries: Ultrasound (US) vs Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?

Hamstrings are a group of muscles located on the back of the thigh. These muscles are mostly used during explosive sprinting or jumping movement. Damage to the hamstring muscles can cause various levels of pain, depending on injury mechanism and tissue pathology. That being said, in case of injury, the most crucial step in treatment … Continue reading Hamstring Injuries: Ultrasound (US) vs Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?

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New Research Study Demonstrates Cartilage Regrowth

The latest research is indicating how the use of fat injection (Lipogems®) can induce tissue regrowth without the need for surgery.  There have been two studies in particular with this result. The first of the two was conducted with patients (an average age of 69) with severe osteoarthritis (grade 3-4). Patients were treated with fat injection … Continue reading New Research Study Demonstrates Cartilage Regrowth

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Dr Steven Sampson & Mary Ambach pass the boards!

Were excited to share that both Dr Steven Sampson & Mary Ambach have successfully completed & passed their maintenance of certification board exam. Dr Danielle Aufiero successfully completed her board recertification last year. The American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation requires that diplomats complete this test following approximately ten years of initial board certification. … Continue reading Dr Steven Sampson & Mary Ambach pass the boards!

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Scientists & Industry from Australia visit Orthohealing Center to share research on new tendon regeneration treatment

The treatment termed ATI or Autologous Tenocyte Implantation is currently available in countries including Australia and New Zealand, but NOT available in the US due to lack of regulatory approval. We were excited to host leading Orthocell scientists from Australia to learn about their work. We discussed an exciting breakthrough therapy to potentially heal chronic tendon injuries like jumpers … Continue reading Scientists & Industry from Australia visit Orthohealing Center to share research on new tendon regeneration treatment

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Cartilage Injuries: Nutrition Matters and Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Help!

We all know the importance of diet and exercise, but what do they do exactly to our bodies? Research shows that Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), coupled with adequate physical activities, could contribute to the defense against cartilage degeneration by stimulating the production of lubricin, a protein that serves as a critical boundary between opposing cartilage surfaces. … Continue reading Cartilage Injuries: Nutrition Matters and Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Help!

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Stem Cell Therapy May Improve Aging Frailty: Clinical Research Suggests

Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that often involves decreased muscle strength, weight loss, and lower activity levels. During the aging process, a distinct physiological feature is the decrease in stem cell count as well as its production. A study recently published in Journal of Gerontology shows that intravenous stem cell infusion could ameliorate some of … Continue reading Stem Cell Therapy May Improve Aging Frailty: Clinical Research Suggests

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