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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound seeing increased use in Orthopaedics

Yale New Haven Hospital is among the growing community of progressive physicians integrating ultrasound into their orthopaedic practice. I believe musculoskleletal ultrasound will become a standard tool to help physicians in orthopaedics & sports medicine, much like it is in Europe. With advancements in technology, ultrasound provides unbelievable images of tendons, ligaments, and fluid inside … Continue reading Musculoskeletal Ultrasound seeing increased use in Orthopaedics

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Kentucky Derby rasising awareness of platelet rich plasma and stem cell treatments in horses

With the timing of the Kentucky Derby today, there has been recent press about PRP therapy & stem cell usage in athletic horses. A company called VetCell’s from the UK just announced a Stem Cell Technique to Undergo Human Trials. They have treated over 1500 horses successfully & are now applying this stem cell technology … Continue reading Kentucky Derby rasising awareness of platelet rich plasma and stem cell treatments in horses

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Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy Use in Korea

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Jae Wook Ryu MD PhD from Seoul Korea. Dr Ryu is the team doctor of professional baseball team (Woori Heros). Dr Ryu visited our clinic in Los Angeles all the way from S. Korea to exchange experiences & protocols. We encourage these international meetings and have had physicians … Continue reading Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy Use in Korea

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Breakthrough treatment boosts stem cells to heal bone fractures

Recent research on a drug FDA approved in 2002 for Osteoporosis, Forteo: suggests that it may enhance release of adult stem cells to heal bone fractures.Of the six million fractures in the United States each year, approximately five percent will have slow or incomplete healing. Options are few for some patients who suffer with prolonged … Continue reading Breakthrough treatment boosts stem cells to heal bone fractures

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Botox use getting more attention for healing rather than cosmetic use

Recently Botox has been getting more press about it’s applications for conditions other than vanity. Boto x temporarily weakens muscle and blocks “substance p” which in turn blocks pain. Unlike many other meds, botox has very little side effect & lasts for months. As a result there is increased use across the board in medicine … Continue reading Botox use getting more attention for healing rather than cosmetic use

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PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Blood Injection Featured on ABC’s Good Morning America

PRP is getting a lot of attention in the media lately…here is a link from Good Morning America. This treatment speaks to the concept that the body has a remarkable ability to heal itself. Through innovative technology, we are revolutionizing how we address treatment of tendon and cartilage injuries. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/PainNews/Story?id=6895441&page=1

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President Barack Obama will soon lift the federal funding ban on embryonic stem cell research

After I attended the 4th annual stem cell summit in NYC today, analysts predicted that President Obama will reverse the ban on embryonic stem cell research in the coming days ahead. It’s important for the public to understand however that stem cells can be obtained and harvested from a variety of means. The term “stem … Continue reading President Barack Obama will soon lift the federal funding ban on embryonic stem cell research

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New York Times Article published on PRP blood injection Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: Athletes’ Own Blood Could Nurse Them to Health

Following the mention of Hines Ward receiving a PRP injection to allow him to perform in the super bowl, there has been an increased interest in understanding this treatment. Recently I was interviewed by New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz and extensively contributed to the article which will be published in tomorrow morning’s New York … Continue reading New York Times Article published on PRP blood injection Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: Athletes’ Own Blood Could Nurse Them to Health

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Dr Steven Sampson selected as a principal investigator for FDA Approved multi-center platelet rich plasma tennis elbow study

Dr Steven Sampson was selected as a principal investigator for an FDA approved study for Recover® Kit for Chronic Elbow Tendinosis using platelet rich plasma (PRP). This study includes up to 10 centers across the country and will hopefully pave the way for FDA approval and widespread use. Stay tuned for further info regarding this … Continue reading Dr Steven Sampson selected as a principal investigator for FDA Approved multi-center platelet rich plasma tennis elbow study

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Platelet Rich Plasma (Blood Injection) reportedly used on Hines Ward’s Knee in Superbowl

Just prior to the kickoff of superbowl XLIII, on field reporters from NBC credited Hines Ward’s rapid recovery with a knee sprain to Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. According to NBC, Hines Ward had his blood drawn and later had the concentrated platelets injected back into his knee to accelerate healing. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has … Continue reading Platelet Rich Plasma (Blood Injection) reportedly used on Hines Ward’s Knee in Superbowl

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