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Superkids Charity

A friend of mine back in NY told me about a wonderful charity. Her brother and sister in law (Stephen and Janet Fink) started this organization after they adopted their daughter from China. Superkids is a non-profit organization that sends physical therapists and volunteers to the Shanghai Children’s Home. They work directly with the children, …

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Bone Marrow Aspirate, Using Adult Stem Cells To Treat Osteoarthritis

Platelet Rich Plasma provides a potent delivery of the body’s healing properties, called growth factors. However in some patients with severe cartilage loss and less viable cells, a stronger pool of healing properties lies in obtaining adult “mesenchymal stem cells” from the hip (iliac crest). In this procedure, Bone marrow is taken from the hip …

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American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons New Article on Biologics

“Orthobiologics” or “biologics” are quickly becoming recognized amongst the sports medicine/orthopaedic community as one of the fastest growing industries with tremendous potential. Merging our understanding of how the body heals itself with cutting edge modern technology, we are developing exciting alternatives to standard care. In the Sept 07 AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) Now …

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New Platelet Rich Plasma Article in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Now Magazine

As PRP use is increasing, we are seeing more articles surfacing discussing it’s potential benefits. In a monthly publication for orthopaedists, the AAOS (Amer Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) released an article titled “Clinical use of Platelet-rich plasma in orthopaedics.” https://www.aaos.org/news/bulletin/sep07/research2.asp In general, the article familiarizes the reader with the science behind it’s uses and advocates …

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New Acupuncture Literature Supports Acupuncture in Low Back Pain

Although acupuncture has been used for thousands of years, it is difficult to study under or western system of evaluating research. However a large study from Germany needled over 1100 patients and found favorable results. 47% improved with acupuncture versus 27% in conventional treatments (Physical Therapy Meds etc.). Interestingly, 42% of sham acupuncture (fake acupuncture …

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New Spine article on biologics “Orthokine” Use in Lumbar Epidurals for Sciatica

A common treatment for a herniated Disc or “Sciatica” that fails physical therapy and conservative treatment is an epidural steroid injection. Nowadays they are performed under an x-ray machine, called fluroscopy which ensures proper needle placement and safety. A study from Spine compared steroids/cortisone which is commonly used in epidurals to decrease nerve inflammation with …

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