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Can We Grow Knee Cartilage?

According to an article in Orthopedics This Week, the answer to this question may be,”YES”. A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine examined the effects of nasal cartilage cells transplanted into arthritic knee joints. The research team out of the University Hospital of Basal, Switzerland extracted nasal cartilage cells from 7 patients ( The …

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The Orthohealing Center Publishes Article in The Journal of Stem Cell Research and Transplantation:

Just recently, the Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Steven Sampson & Dr. Danielle Aufiero, along with Assistant Research Coordinator, Hunter Vincent, have published a mini review article in the Journal of Stem Cell Research and Transplantation. The article discusses the development of the three generations of Orthobiologic treatments, and illustrates the rapid development of regenerative cellular therapies …

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Dr. Sampson Lectures on Regenerative Medicine at the UCLA PM&R Research Day

Dr. Sampson was recently invited to speak at the UCLA Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day. The event highlighted the annual research projects of the UCLA residents, and featured talks on important topics in the fields of physiatry, pain management, and sports medicine. Dr Sampson lectured to the UCLA residents and physicians about emerging topics …

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BMC for chronic achilles tendinopathies:

Chronic achilles tendon injuries have commonly been the “achilles heel” for thousands of athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors. The painful degenerative condition can limit mobility during daily activities and inhibit maximal physical exertion. The achilles tendon which attaches the calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus, to the heel bone,  plays a large role in force production, walking, and performance …

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Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Steven Sampson awarded Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine title at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Steven Sampson was promoted to Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr Sampson & Dr Danielle Aufiero are clinical preceptors & mentors to medical students at UCLA. Since 2010 the Orthohealing Center has been teaching medical students & residents at UCLA on …

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NEW Study Shows PEMF Therapy has Positive Effects on Pain and Function in Osteoarthritis:

A recent article published in the International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health examined the effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy on pain and function in patients suffering from Osteoarthritis. PEMF therapy has long been used for a myriad of musculoskeletal conditions, from non-healing bone fractures, to neuropathies, and even enhanced recovery from …

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Peter Schnoor Visits the Orthohealing Center from Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Schnoor from SportClinic Zurich in Switzerland, recently visited the Orthohealing Center to observe some of the most cutting edge procedures and techniques in regenerative orthopedics.  SportClinic Zurich specializes in a wide variety of orthopedic services, from highly specialized orthopedic surgery, to all-around sports medicine care, as well as orthopedic diagnostic imaging, and world class physiotherapy. …

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Low-Level Lasers Trigger Stem Cells to Regenerate Tissue:

Low-Level Lasers (LLLT), also known as soft lasers or cold lasers, have been used therapeutically for a variety of sports medicine injuries for their proposed anti-inflammatory and pain reducing characteristics.  Many studies have examined the use of LLLT for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, and low back pain. However, a group of …

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