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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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One Man’s Story on How Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy Saved Him From Total Hip Replacement Surgery

If you have osteoarthritis you know how excruciating the pain can be. Former Georgia State Representative John Lunsford was interviewed, describing pain requiring 16 Ibuprofen a day to relieve his pain. He consulted with multiple doctors, all of which told him his only option was a total hip replacement. Lunsford did some research which led … Continue reading One Man’s Story on How Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy Saved Him From Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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Dr. Sampson Gives Huffington Post Readers 7 Tips to Beat Tennis Elbow

One of the most commonly treated pains at The Orthohealing Center is tennis elbow. A patient will experience a sharp pain at the outer point of his or her elbow. When the pain becomes excruciating Dr. Sampson often suggests platelet rich plasma therapy, but he has a few more tips to help quicken the recovery … Continue reading Dr. Sampson Gives Huffington Post Readers 7 Tips to Beat Tennis Elbow

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European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Early knee Osteoarthritis treated effectively with Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

A recent study from Korea evaluates how the extent of joint damage in knee osteoarthritis affects the potential of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection. Sixty-five patients with knee osteoarthritis received platelet-rich plasma injection and were subsequently followed-up at 1,3,6,9, and 12 months. Patients reported pain relief and functional improvement 6 months post-injection but also documented relapsed … Continue reading European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Early knee Osteoarthritis treated effectively with Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

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Study Shows Adult Bone Marrow Cell Injection Used to Help Heal Degenerative Knee Joints

The Center for Bone Marrow Cell & Arthritis Research conducted a study and found that mesenchymal (adult) bone marrow cell injections could help those with a degenerative knee joint condition. Knee osteoarthritis, may present at any age and may result from trauma or following surgery. There were 18 participants in the study, between the ages of 41 and … Continue reading Study Shows Adult Bone Marrow Cell Injection Used to Help Heal Degenerative Knee Joints

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New Research from Orthohealing Center’s Dr Steven Sampson & Dr Danielle Aufiero on the world’s largest placebo controlled PRP trial on tennis elbow, presented at the AAOS in Chicago IL.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Significantly Improves Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Tennis Elbow: A Double-Blind, Prospective, Multicenter, Controlled Trial of 230 Patients Allan K. Mishra,  MD; Nebojsa V. Skrepnik, MD, PhD; Scott G. Edwards, MD; Grant L. Jones, MD; Steven Sampson, DO; Doug A. Vermillion, MD; Matthew L. Ramsey, MD; David C. Karli, MD, MBA; Arthur … Continue reading New Research from Orthohealing Center’s Dr Steven Sampson & Dr Danielle Aufiero on the world’s largest placebo controlled PRP trial on tennis elbow, presented at the AAOS in Chicago IL.

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New Research from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons finds PRP Platelet Rich Plasma more effective than cortisone injection with a 16x less risk of requiring surgery.

Award winning research was presented from Ireland showing that patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy(shoulder pain) had dramatically better results with PRP compared to steroid (cortisone)shots. 204 patients were followed for 1 year. According to the AAOS: At 12-month follow-up, patients who received a series of PRP injections were 16 times less likely to have undergone surgical … Continue reading New Research from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons finds PRP Platelet Rich Plasma more effective than cortisone injection with a 16x less risk of requiring surgery.

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