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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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A recent article in Reuters Health shows patients gaining weight after knee replacement

A new study demonstrates increased risk of weight gain in patients after a knee replacement. Data of nearly a thousand patients from Mayo Clinic in Rochester was evaluated. It was concluded that five years after surgery, thirty percent of patients had minimum of five percent increase in weight from time of the surgery. But when … Continue reading A recent article in Reuters Health shows patients gaining weight after knee replacement

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Printing New Cartilage: Breakthroughs in Cartilage Repair Techniques

In a major Regenerative Medicine breakthrough, researchers at Wake Forest University have developed a machine that prints 3D cartilage tissue. Cartilage is a tough, fibrous tissue that plays an important structural and supportive role in the body. It lends structure and shape to the nose and ear, for instance, as well as cushions joints such as the knee. Repairing cartilage … Continue reading Printing New Cartilage: Breakthroughs in Cartilage Repair Techniques

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Sports Med: Whole-Body Cryotherapy for recovery from muscle injury in athletes. Cutting Edge therapy for patients as well?

Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a form of cold therapy, which exposes the patient to very cold air (-110 degrees C to -140 degrees C) in a special chamber, usually for two minutes. It is generally used to relieve pain and inflammatory symptoms caused by conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and ankylosing spondylitis. Currently, this form … Continue reading Sports Med: Whole-Body Cryotherapy for recovery from muscle injury in athletes. Cutting Edge therapy for patients as well?

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Research shows patients undergoing Total Joint replacement for Osteoarthritis have different recovery expectations than their surgeons

In a recent study sixty-eight patients that were scheduled for a total hip replacement or total knee replacement were asked to complete a questionnaire with their expectations in terms of pain relief and function after surgery. The surgeons were also asked to take the same questionnaire for each patient. The results showed that few patients … Continue reading Research shows patients undergoing Total Joint replacement for Osteoarthritis have different recovery expectations than their surgeons

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