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New Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) review article for tendon injuries and arthritis

In a Jan/Feb 08 issue of Practical Pain Management, the authors describe PRP use in tendon injuries, spine conditions, as well as hip & knee arthritis. The article emphasizes a need for agreed upon nomenclature. An interesting concept addressed is whether a gel matrix is needed for the platelets to adhere to the target site. … Continue reading New Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) review article for tendon injuries and arthritis

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Treatment of Achilles Tendinosis with Shock Wave Therapy

An article from Jan 08’in the JBJS (Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery), that documented low energy shockwave therapy was effective in treatment of non-healing achilles tendinosis. The randomized controlled trial showed that 64% of patients receiving shock wave(group I) were completely recovered or much improved, versus 28% of those who received an eccentric loading … Continue reading Treatment of Achilles Tendinosis with Shock Wave Therapy

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Multi Center Clinical trials of Platelet Rich Plasma Underway

Many trials are in the pipeline in efforts of obtaining FDA approval for PRP injections. There is a multi-center placebo controlled double blinded study underway looking at plantar fasciitis(heel pain) & lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). http://www.biomet.com/patients/clinical_recruitment_recover.cfm Also, Thanks to the many patients inquiring about info on docs around the country performing PRP procedures. Feel free … Continue reading Multi Center Clinical trials of Platelet Rich Plasma Underway

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January 08′ Platelet Rich Plasma Enhances Tendon Healing

A new article from the Journal of Cellular Physiology presented some new insights into the role of PRP in tendon healing. After injecting PRP into mice patellar tendons, accelerated healing was demonstrated. The PRP had an 8.8 times platelet concentration above baseline versus whole blood. Circulation derived cells play a key role in tendon healing. … Continue reading January 08′ Platelet Rich Plasma Enhances Tendon Healing

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A need to Clarify Platelet Rich Plasma use in International athletes

A new article from the British Journal of Sports Medicine Nov 07, reviews PRP (Platelet rich Plasma) use in sports medicine. After a good thorough review, they point out that using growth factors is considered a doping violation by the WADA (World Anti-Doping agency). THE WADA created in 1999 to promote, coordinate, and monitor the … Continue reading A need to Clarify Platelet Rich Plasma use in International athletes

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Ultrasound Guided Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

A growing number of physicians are using musculoskeletal ultrasound to guide various injections. As a leading imaging technique in Europe, ultrasound is safe, economic, convenient, & effective in diagnosing many injuries. The technology has dramatically improved and allows us to visualize nerve & tendon fibers. While the quality is not quite MRI caliber, ultrasound allows … Continue reading Ultrasound Guided Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

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New Platelet Rich Plasma Web Site

I recently launched a web site on PRP. It is another resource for health professionals & patients to learn more about this emerging therapy. Additionally, I will be hosting a conference in early May 2008, in Los Angeles to train other physicians on the use of PRP along with musculoskeletal ultrasound guidance.   www.PRPinjection.com   … Continue reading New Platelet Rich Plasma Web Site

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Platelet Rich Plasma Cartilage/Arthritis Study in Rabbits

In a recent study from October 2007, a group from China was the first to document platelet rich plasma’s ability to support chondrogenesis (cartilage cell growth). They took cartilage from the rabbit’s ear, & mixed it with PRP and calcium chloride & thrombin (to form a matrix). Two months later, hard knobbles were found and … Continue reading Platelet Rich Plasma Cartilage/Arthritis Study in Rabbits

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Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group Awarded FIFA Center of Excellence

Our practice was awarded the title of a FIFA Medical Center of Excellence. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. They oversee one of the world’s largest international sporting events, The World Cup. FIFA hopes to reach out and touch the … Continue reading Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group Awarded FIFA Center of Excellence

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy to Encourage Natural Healing in Tendon Injuries?

After immersing myself in the study of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and the larger scope of “biologics,” I have been drawn to the concept of maximizing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. PRP does not create a new injury, to stimulate healing, but rather takes the body’s normal reaction to an area & places … Continue reading Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy to Encourage Natural Healing in Tendon Injuries?

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