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Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Center Dwight Howard to Receive Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for his Shoulder Labrum Tear

The Los Angeles Times reported today that Lakers All-Star center Dwight Howard will be returning from Minneapolis back home to Los Angeles to undergo a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection to his injured right shoulder.  While the shoulder has been ailing the star over the last few weeks, he aggravated the torn labrum Wednesday night during … Continue reading Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Center Dwight Howard to Receive Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for his Shoulder Labrum Tear

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Orthopedics: Proximal Hamstring injuries treated with Platelet-rich Plasma therapy

Hamstring is a group of large muscles in the back of the thigh that start from the lower hip and end at the shinbone. Injuries of the hamstring closer to the hip are called proximal hamstring injuries. These can be quite disabling and have been inconsistently treated with many conservative treatments such as physiotherapy and … Continue reading Orthopedics: Proximal Hamstring injuries treated with Platelet-rich Plasma therapy

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Clinical J Sport Med: Does PRP results in MRI changes in cartilage following injection? Results from 1 year follow-up, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

In a recent study, platelet-rich plasma was used in treating early knee osteoarthritis and the results were determined based on positive clinical results and a change in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) structural outlook. Twenty-two patients between the ages of 30 – 70 years received an MRI prior to the therapy to determine their baseline.  Each … Continue reading Clinical J Sport Med: Does PRP results in MRI changes in cartilage following injection? Results from 1 year follow-up, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

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Dr Steven Sampson, Orthohealing Center with regular blog column in The Huffington Post.

Stay current in the latest advancements in orthopedics & sports medicine! Read about 5 tips to avoid a total knee-replacement. The Orthohealing Center of Los Angeles, CA is excited to announce that Dr Steven Sampson will have a regular blog in the Huffington Post to share cutting edge information for orthopedic injuries to stay active & … Continue reading Dr Steven Sampson, Orthohealing Center with regular blog column in The Huffington Post.

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New study shows that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) reverses tendon cell damage when combined with steroid injection.

In a new study from Japan ,  the standard cortisone used for shoulder rotator cuff injections triamcinolone acetonide (TA) caused damage to tendons after application.  Platelet rich plasma (PRP) was applied along with the steroid (TA) and it reversed the cellular damage to the rotator cuff tendon. The cortisone demonstrated negative effects on the tendon with cell death … Continue reading New study shows that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) reverses tendon cell damage when combined with steroid injection.

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Regenerative Medicine and stem cells research: a hot topic at the 9th Middle East Orthopaedics Conference, 29 – 31 January 2013 in Dubai.

Doctors from around the globe will meet in Dubai this month to present the latest research in stem cell therapies for cartilage disorders. Some of the foremost researchers in Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) will present their latest findings on arthritis treatments and cartilage repair.  Conferences of this nature are a fantastic way … Continue reading Regenerative Medicine and stem cells research: a hot topic at the 9th Middle East Orthopaedics Conference, 29 – 31 January 2013 in Dubai.

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New study showing the positive effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma-releasate (PRP) on spine disc degeneration in rabbit model

Intervertebral discs serve as a cushion between the bones of your back, holding them together and allowing minor movement of these bones. In a recent study, PRP use in treating disc degeneration was evaluated. Twelve female New Zealand white rabbits were selected and underwent puncture of two discs to induce disc degeneration. Four weeks after … Continue reading New study showing the positive effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma-releasate (PRP) on spine disc degeneration in rabbit model

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Inflammation blood test links to muscle weakness in knee osteoarthritis new study suggests.

Recent studies suggest that patients with larger muscles surrounding the knee equals less cartilage damage over 4 years & improved function. (link to prior blog post). Another new study found a correlation with a patient’s blood inflammation levels (CRP & ESR) and reduced muscle strength. Understanding patients baseline inflammation status may be key in understanding expectations … Continue reading Inflammation blood test links to muscle weakness in knee osteoarthritis new study suggests.

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New study in American Journal of Sports Medicine shows Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) blood injection superior to placebo for knee osteoarthritis treatment.

In a new study from the American Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers in India were able to show that when compared to a placebo control of saline (water), PRP patients had superior benefits. There was a mild deterioration of those improvements at 6 months. This level 1 randomized placebo controlled study showed that PRP injection … Continue reading New study in American Journal of Sports Medicine shows Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) blood injection superior to placebo for knee osteoarthritis treatment.

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