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Platelet Rich Plasma on CBS News with Katie Kouric

Our Practice (Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group) was featured on CBS Evening News recently. We treated a professional soccer player, Jonathan Bornstein with PRP to accelerate his MCL knee injury healing. We have treated several athletes with encouraging results. His story was told on CBS News. Also, one of my colleagues, Dr Michael Gerhardt was interviewed. … Continue reading Platelet Rich Plasma on CBS News with Katie Kouric

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Knee Arthritis Helped with Platelet Rich Plasma, Warsaw, Poland Oct 07′

– Utilization of Platelet-derived growth factors for the treatment of cartilage degenerative pathology Clinical research / Knee (Chondral and Osteochondral defects) E. Kon, G. Filardo, M. Lo Presti, M. Delcogliano, F. Iacono, C. Montaperto, M. Marcacci; Bologna/IT Purpose The influence of the growth factors on cartilage repair is not yet widely studied and its application … Continue reading Knee Arthritis Helped with Platelet Rich Plasma, Warsaw, Poland Oct 07′

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Knee Cartilage Cell Stimulation with Platelet Rich Plasma, Warsaw Poland, Oct 07′

Effects of autologous platelet-rich plasma on the metabolism of human articular chondrocytes K. Nakagawa1, T. Sasho1, M. Arai1, S. Kitahara1, S. Ogino1, Y. Wada2, H. Moriya1; 1Chiba/JP, 2Ichihara/JP   Purpose Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a fraction of plasma in which platelets are concentrated and is reported to be utilized as a source of multiple growth … Continue reading Knee Cartilage Cell Stimulation with Platelet Rich Plasma, Warsaw Poland, Oct 07′

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New Studies on Platelet Rich Plasma and Knee Osteoarthritis

My Colleague Bert Mandelbaum MD, just returned from the (ICRS) International Cartilage Repair Society Meeting in Warsaw Poland last wk with exciting news. Two studies document efficacy & safety of PRP use in cartilage disorders of the knee. Previously the only link I was aware of connecting PRP benefits with cartilage was a study by … Continue reading New Studies on Platelet Rich Plasma and Knee Osteoarthritis

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PRP knee injection 8 wks post injection update

Well it’s been 8 wks now since my infamous surfing experience & subsaquent injection. I have been doing terrific. By now, I have received a series of MRI’s and an ultrasound that document decreased edema & show tendon thickening (indicating healing of my MCL ligament. Initially I had a grade II MCL sprain. Because I … Continue reading PRP knee injection 8 wks post injection update

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Botulinum Neurotoxin (Botox) for pain management

I recently co-authored a chapter on Piriformis Syndrome in a new text by Grant Cooper, titled Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Neurotoxin, http://www.amazon.com/Therapeutic-Botulinum-Toxin-Grant-Cooper/dp/1588299147/ref=sr_1_9/002-0107581-8821662?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187909430&sr=1-9 Piriformis Syndrome refers to an irritation of the sciatic nerve in the buttock, which differs from a herniated disc in the spine. After injecting many a forehead with botox, Plastic Surgeons learned that … Continue reading Botulinum Neurotoxin (Botox) for pain management

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Doctor Heal Thyself or How I Treated My Own Tendon Injury

After moving to California recently, I decided to take surfing lessons. However, I wasn’t aware that I was about to receive a PRP injection myself after spraining my MCL on the first day! I felt a pop in my knee and subsequently had an MRI that showed bruising of my tibia & swelling/fluid at my … Continue reading Doctor Heal Thyself or How I Treated My Own Tendon Injury

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Platelet Rich Plasma Introduction

This blog site was created to establish a non-competitive forum for physicians performing PRP treatments & for patients interested in learning more about this emerging treatment. I was introduced to this treatment by my colleagues, Dr Bert Mandelbaum & Dr Michael Gerhardt; who are premiere orthopaedists responsible for treating numerous soccer athletes from all over … Continue reading Platelet Rich Plasma Introduction

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