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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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New Study on PRP use on Rabbit Cartilage

In the Journal of Oral & Maxillofascial Surgery, September 2007, ACartilage cells, (chondrocytes) were harvested from a rabbit ear and was added to PRP and injected into rabbits. After 2 months, histological slides and MRI suggested increased cartilage production. PRP is seeing increased usage in cartilage defects, with many docs reporting promising results. However studies …

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Racing Horse Treated with PRP and Hyperbaric Oxygen

PRP has been used in Vetrinary medicine as well. Recent studies have shown that PRP strengthens and heals tendons and ligaments that are frequently injured in race horses. PRP has been modified for horse application. https://www.equinesite.com/articles/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1178 A case report was just released documenting accelerated recovery of a professional race horse, Wearable Art. https://www.standardbredcanada.ca/news/iss1007/wearableart1002.html

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/ITPurposeThe influence of the growth factors on cartilage repair is not yet widely studied and its application in clinics …

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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 …

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