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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 …

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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 …

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Increase in thigh quadriceps muscle (vastus medialis) size linked with decreased pain, cartilage loss, and knee replacement in osteoarthritis

In a recent study the size of thigh muscles (vastus medialis) was evaluated to determine if it is related to decreased knee pain, cartilage loss, and knee replacement in osteoarthritis. One hundred and seventeen patients were followed over the course of 4.5 years. At the end of the four and a half years, it was …

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Recent study from The American Journal of Sports Medicine: National Hockey League players with increased hip labral and joint cartilage injuries, especially Goalie Position.

In a recent study intra-articular hip (hip joint) injuries from the years 2006-2010 in the NHL were evaluated. This study looked at all positions (goaltenders, defensemen and forwards) to see if any one position was more prone to get this particular injury and also determined the average games missed in the recovery process. It was …

Recent study from The American Journal of Sports Medicine: National Hockey League players with increased hip labral and joint cartilage injuries, especially Goalie Position. Read More »

Animal study Suggests: Bone Marrow Injection Therapy as a Possible Non-Surgical Treatment Option for Meniscus Tears

Bone marrow concentrate, or BMC, therapy is being studied for its uses in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Tears of the meniscus, for instance, are of great interest due to the lack of blood supply to meniscal tissue. BMC injections deliver immature cells that differentiate into cells that can potentially rebuild various types of tissue. …

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Our Colleague in Washington D.C., Dr. Victor Ibrahim, Publishes New Case Report on Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for Hip Osteonecrosis

Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) is a bone condition where bone tissue cells die due to a lack of blood supply. Fairly common in weight bearing joints, osteonecrosis is often treated with surgical procedures to re-establish blood supply or replace the entire joint. Recently, however, Victor Ibrahim, M.D. demonstrated that using a non-surgical injection of …

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Dr Steven Sampson, Orthohealing Center presents new research: International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium in Canada. Treatment of Biceps Tendinopathy in Spinal Cord Injury with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

In a recent study, PRP injections were tried as a treatment of biceps tendon (connects muscle to bone) abnormality in wheelchair-bound patients. These patients were athletes with spinal cord injury that experienced long-term shoulder pain. Patients underwent an ultrasound-guided PRP injection of one shoulder and were followed-up every two weeks for the total of eight …

Dr Steven Sampson, Orthohealing Center presents new research: International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium in Canada. Treatment of Biceps Tendinopathy in Spinal Cord Injury with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Read More »

Dr Steven Sampson, Orthohealing Center, to lecture and serve as faculty at the AAPMR Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound Techniques for Tendinopathy, May 17-18, 2013.

The American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation will be hosting an advanced training program in ultrasound guided procedures. Dr Steven Sampson of the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles, CA will lecture on Regenerative Medicine and recent cutting edge non-surgical therapies. The meeting will gather experts from around the globe to advance our understanding of …

Dr Steven Sampson, Orthohealing Center, to lecture and serve as faculty at the AAPMR Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound Techniques for Tendinopathy, May 17-18, 2013. Read More »

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