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Shoulder Tendinosis: What Is It?

The shoulder is composed of a team of 4 tendons that make up the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff stabilizes the shoulder and allows motion at the joint. Through overuse, poor posture, improper mechanics, or trauma; rotator cuff tendons can wear down. This degeneration leads to chronic pain and discomfort at the shoulder with particular …

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Elbow Tendinosis: What Is It?

Tendons connect the forearm to the inside and outside aspect of the elbow. Due to low blood supply and constant use, these tendons are at an increased risk of repetitive use injuries. Elbow tendinosis occurs during overuse and tightening of muscles near the wrist and forearms putting excessive strain on the tendons.  In lateral epicondyle …

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Tendinosis Healing: What Approach?

While tendinosis can take months to heal, treatment is possible. Non-surgical treatment focuses on deep tissue manual therapy to promote blood flow, strengthening the surrounding muscles, avoiding repetitive use, bracing, and rest. When non-surgical treatment fails, we may consider other approaches such as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EWST), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC), …

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Dr. Sampson Lectures to Argentina Orthopedic Doctors: Non-Surgical Treatments for Advanced Knee Osteoarthritis

  Dr. Steven Sampson lectures to Argentina Orthopedic Doctors on The Knee Organ: Non-Surgical Treatments for Advanced Osteoarthritis Dr. Steven Sampson provided a virtual lecture for orthopedic surgeons in Latin America on knee osteoarthritis. As a pioneer in orthobiologics, Dr. Sampson has been researching advanced procedures such as PRP and bone marrow cell therapies along with …

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Steroids: Review of the history, the Effectiveness, and Adverse Effects in the Treatment of Joint Pain

Long-time TOBI (The Orthobiologic Institute) Faculty, Dr. Gerald Malanga, and colleagues reviewed hundreds of published articles in this narrative study that highlights the history of corticosteroids, its use to treat joint pain, and its associated effects. Cortisone is both a natural hormone and a synthesized anti-inflammatory medication that is commonly used  to treat symptoms related to chronic …

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Orthohealing Mentoring Future Doctors

Congrats to Dr Steven Sampson’s former scribe, Jonah Liwag for earning his white coat at the Uniformed Services University at F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine Class of 2024. It’s great to see our staff grow and help others. We regularly mentor students from UCLA and Western University Health Sciences, positively influencing and supporting students …

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Blood in the Joint: Effects of Hemarthrosis on Meniscus Health and Repair Techniques

This review article discusses the similarities in pathogenesis between post-traumatic osteoarthritis and hemarthrosis, and the potential implications on meniscus health and repair. Bleeding into the intra-articular joint space, hemarthrosis, is likely to play a role in the pathogenesis of post-traumatic osteoarthritis following injury to the knee joint. This review article highlights findings published in various …

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Common Sports Injuries Don’t Have to Take You Out of the Game

Sports injuries affect people of all athletic levels. Usually, these injuries occur due to factors outside of one’s control. However, improper equipment, training, and performance techniques can contribute to an elevated risk of injury. Regardless of how or why a sports injury has occurred, the pain of the injury can significantly impact quality of life. …

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