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Bone Marrow Stem Cells Gives Treatment Hope for Patients with Childhood Defects and Diseases

A news report recently covered a significant breakthrough in regenerative medicine. A 2-year-old girl named Hannah who was born without a windpipe now has one, courtesy of her own stem cells. The stem cells were extracted from her bone marrow and were cultivated in a lab, using a plastic scaffold. Within a week, the cells …

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Orthopedics this week: Xiaflex shows positive results in treating Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Adhesive Capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder is a painful and disabling condition that severely restricts shoulder movements. Currently, there are only few helpful therapies and no approved treatment strategies. Biospecifics Technologies Corporation is suggesting Xiaflex injection, a mixture of proteins derived from a certain bacteria, as a potential treatment for adhesive capsulitis. In their …

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Los Angeles Lakers Forward Pau Gasol Receives Bone Marrow Cell Injections to His Knees

Los Angeles Lakers two-time NBA champion and starting power forward Pau Gasol suffered through the most injury-plagued season of his career. Gasol was struggling with plantar fasciitis, which later became a torn plantar fascia, as well as tendinitis in both knees. Gasol recently underwent a minimally invasive expiremental procedure on his knees known as the FAST Technique (Focused Aspiration of …

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Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) plus Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Helps Treat Limb Wounds

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a safe and cost-effective source of growth factors that stimulate cells to repair tissue. Bone marrow cells may be effective in management of chronic skin ulcers. Combining these two properties, a research group set out to determine the impact of PRP derived from two sources in the body, peripheral blood (pb-PRP) versus bone marrow (bm-PRP), in treating wounds …

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New Study Finds Ultrasound-Guided knee Injections for osteoarthritis to be 95-100% Accurate

A recent study examined the accuracy of ultrasound-guided injections to the inside, outside, and upper portions of the knee joint. Prior studies on cadavers have shown that no matter how experienced the surgeon, they may only have a 55% accuracy rate without using x ray or ultrasound to visualize the joint space. The new study found …

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Study finds PRP to be among the most effective treatments for chronic heel pain in adults

A recent study suggests that PRP is one of the most effective treatments for chronic heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is a musculoskeletal disorder and a common reason for heel pain in adults. A whooping 2 million Americans are affected by heel pain annually. The condition has a higher occurrence rate among athletes and sedentary individuals. …

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JBJS offers a webinar on PRP in light of rising recognition and interest among medical practitioners

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) is offering a webinar to educate physicians on the science and evidence behind Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures. JBJS’ reputation as a peer reviewed medical journal is a testament to a growing interest in PRP by medical practitioners. It should be noted that PRP is not a guaranteed, …

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Orthohealing Center’s Ultrasound Machine, Sonosite Edge utilized in Study of Unique Tibetan Yoga Practice to regulate cold body temperature

At the Orthohealing Center, we utilize the most advanced technology in providing non-surgical orthopedics. Recently the same technology that we use to diagnose injuries and to enhance needle injection accuracy, was utilized in the Himalayas for research on body temperature regulation with yoga.  Researchers used the ultrasound machine to measure cardiac performance and carotid flow. …

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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 …

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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 …

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