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Research shows that Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections are effective for managing osteoarthritis pain in the ankle

The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published a review paper, concluding that hyaluronic acid injections are beneficial for pain management of ankle arthritis. The material is typically derived from a rooster comb & mimics our own natural joint fluid. At the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles, we typically add the HA along with Platelet … Continue reading Research shows that Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections are effective for managing osteoarthritis pain in the ankle

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PRP Platelet Rich Plasma gaining popularity with mainstream orthopedics: Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) offering new webinar.

Evidence of the growing interest to understand the science and evidence behind PRP, a major peer reviewed medical journal JBJS, will be offering a webinar to educate physicians. While PRP is by no means a panacea, some conditions including tennis elbow and joint osteoarthritis may hold the most promise. More natural based non-surgical alternatives are needed … Continue reading PRP Platelet Rich Plasma gaining popularity with mainstream orthopedics: Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) offering new webinar.

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New Bone Marrow Cell study on low back pain shows promise for degenerative disc disease

A privately funded company in Salt Lake City, Utah, known as DiscGenics, Inc., has done an animal study that validates its product in reducing back pain caused by degenerative disc disease, a disease that results in the degeneration of discs in the spine often due to aging. Their product is called Injectable Discosphere Cell Therapy … Continue reading New Bone Marrow Cell study on low back pain shows promise for degenerative disc disease

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Adult Stem Cells and Hyaluronic Acid for Knee Cartilage Repair

A new study is investigating using hyaluronic acid (HA) and adult stem cells from umbilical cord donors as an adjunct to microfracture surgery, an articular cartilage surgical technique. This team has started their research by enrolling their first patient, who has localized cartilage defect of the knee, to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of using … Continue reading Adult Stem Cells and Hyaluronic Acid for Knee Cartilage Repair

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Plastics and Stem Cells Regrow Bone and may help prevent amputations

Fracture and bone loss caused by trauma and osteoporosis are a major clinical and socioeconomic problem. Faculties of chemistry and musculoskeletal departments at two universities in the UK joined forces to develop a polymer implant using stem cells. Through their research, they found that their material promoted bone regrowth around the polymer implant, concluding that … Continue reading Plastics and Stem Cells Regrow Bone and may help prevent amputations

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Safety of Cell Therapy with Adult Stem Cells

A new research study group performed a systemic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials regarding the safety of using adult stem cells since the safety profile of these cells is not well known. Meta-analysis of randomized control trials with 321 participants did not detect an association between toxicity, organ system complications, infection, death or malignancy. … Continue reading Safety of Cell Therapy with Adult Stem Cells

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Common Chemicals in fast food containers Causing Osteoarthritis?

A new study has linked exposure to fast food containers, which contain perfluorinated chemicals, with osteoarthritis, particularly in women. Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) are found in certain grease-food paper food containers, personal care products, and stain- and water-resistant fabrics. This association was observed in a group of about 4,100 participants in the National Health and Nutrition … Continue reading Common Chemicals in fast food containers Causing Osteoarthritis?

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Orthopedics This Week: Eureka… Gold for spine and joint disease?

Gold is believed to have an anti-inflammatory effect and has been used for the past 50 years to treat arthritis. Recently, Athrogen, a company based out of Germany has developed a new approach called GOLDIC to use gold for similar purposes. In this technique, patients’ own blood is mixed with gold particles. Upon injecting GOLDIC, … Continue reading Orthopedics This Week: Eureka… Gold for spine and joint disease?

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Study Proves Benefits of PRP Injections Over Steroid Shots

Rotator cuff tendinopathy, commonly known as shoulder pain, was proved to significantly improve with platelet rich plasma injections over steroid (cortisone) shots according to award winning research presented from Ireland. The study’s authors concluded that not only are the PRP injections clinically safe, but also cost-effective. There were 204 patients followed for a period of one year. … Continue reading Study Proves Benefits of PRP Injections Over Steroid Shots

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Hospital for Special Surgery: Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) therapy as a treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study, soon to be printed in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, supports the potential role of Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injection as a therapy for knee osteoarthritis. Hospital of Special Surgery, HSS conducted this research on fifteen patients with early osteoarthritis. Each patient received a PRP injection and was subsequently monitored for one … Continue reading Hospital for Special Surgery: Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) therapy as a treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

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