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Orthopaedic Surgeon Alan Lazar MD visits Orthohealing Center to observe platelet rich plasma procedures

We were thrilled to have Dr Alan Lazar an orthopaedic surgeon from Plantation Florida visit our LA center recently. Dr Lazar specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopy and uses PRP in the operating room to facilitate recovery naturally. Also he has been injecting PRP in many patients. Most interestingly, Dr Lazar is one of few doctors pioneering adult … Continue reading Orthopaedic Surgeon Alan Lazar MD visits Orthohealing Center to observe platelet rich plasma procedures

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Orthohealing Center Supports One for all Charity

Congratulations to our beloved medical assistant Mari Morales for her dedicated commitment to community service. Mari created a non profit organization “One for All” that benefits children in the Inglewood community. Twice annually children attend the event & bring their report card from school. If they get A’s & B’s they qualify for a special gift. This … Continue reading Orthohealing Center Supports One for all Charity

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First US Approved Stem Cell Clinical Trial for ALS

ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease is a devastating disease that affects the neuromuscular system resulting in muscle weakness with eventual difficulty swallowing and breathing. For patients suffering with this condition many of the trreatments are palliative to improve function like rehabilitation. Some of my patients in the recent past have seeked stem cell based therapies … Continue reading First US Approved Stem Cell Clinical Trial for ALS

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New JAMA article on Achilles Tendon injury promotes dialogue on PRP

In a recent article in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA), a group from the Netherlands studies PRP VS saline injections under ultrasound guidance. The patients were studied for 6 months as a preliminary report. The study showed that both groups equally improved beyond baseline. The researchers concluded that the injection was no more than a … Continue reading New JAMA article on Achilles Tendon injury promotes dialogue on PRP

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Dr Sanjay Gupta & Anderson Cooper Discuss Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Tiger Woods & Athletes

With the recent  news that Tiger Woods  received PRP therapy to accelerate his knee recovery from surgery, there has been lots of media exposure for PRP. Here is a video from CNN last night.

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Tiger Woods Received Platelet Rich Plasma Injection after Knee Surgery

Recently there was news regarding Tiger Woods receiving Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for his knee to accelerate recovery.  This brought even more attention to this treatment. A good article that clarifies some info is: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johnny-benjamin/tiger-woods-dr-galea-goss_b_393880.html

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Dr Betul Turan of Turkey Visits the Orthohealing Center to Observe Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures

Last week after our visit from Japanese Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Sobajima, we were honored to have Dr Betul Turan of Turkey visit us. Dr Turan is a Physiatrist who specializes in non-surgical orthopaedics. Her husband is an Orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in cartilage regeneration & repair.  Together they are creating a state of the art … Continue reading Dr Betul Turan of Turkey Visits the Orthohealing Center to Observe Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures

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Dr Satoshi Sobajima of Japan visits The Orthohealing Center to observe Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures

We were thrilled to have Satoshi Sobajima MD, an orthopaedic surgeon from Osaka Japan visit last week.  Dr Sobajima spent time at the University of Pittsburg doing progressive research in regenerative medicine. Using stem cells, gene therapy, & PRP Dr Sobajima studied regeneration of intervertebral discs of the spine in animal models.  Currently Dr Sobajima … Continue reading Dr Satoshi Sobajima of Japan visits The Orthohealing Center to observe Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures

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Harvard University Discusses Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

In a recent newsletter to the community, Harvard University discusses Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.  Overall there is a consensus that the treatment is promising, however more controlled studies are needed.  Over the last 3 years there has been an increased awareness with this treatment.  While the research is being conducted (which takes years to complete & … Continue reading Harvard University Discusses Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

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Medical Students Rotate at The Orthohealing Center with Dr Steven Sampson & Dr Danielle Aufiero

Certified as preceptors, Dr Steven Sampson & Dr Danielle Aufiero now train medical students from Western University of Health Sciences. At the Orthohealing Center we hope to educate medical students so that they learn more about Physiatry and non-surgical orthopaedic options. Medical students learn communication skills, history taking and diagnostic tools in order to be successful … Continue reading Medical Students Rotate at The Orthohealing Center with Dr Steven Sampson & Dr Danielle Aufiero

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