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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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Vitamin D Supplementation: Important Defense Against COVID-19?

Our friend & colleague from Stanford University, Orthopedic Surgeon Allan Mishra MD shares an informative video on the importance of Vitamin D supplementation. Previously some studies on the association of inadequate Vitamin D Levels on pain and immune system have been published. Recently, studies are suggesting that Vitamin D may mitigate the impact of Covid-19. …

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A Position Statement on Bone Marrow Stem Cells as Homologous Use

In March, the Pain Physician Journal published a position statement from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). TOBI faculty, Dr. Christopher Centeno, and other contributing authors hope this review will aid regulators overseeing regenerative musculoskeletal medicine. Their objective being to provide a comprehensive, focused, review of literature describing the current regulatory guidelines and …

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Midterm Analysis of a Randomized Control Trial Comparing Orthobiologic Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears with Exercise Therapy

TOBI Faculty, Dr. Christopher Centeno, and colleagues recently published a midterm analysis of their randomized control trial of the treatment of rotator cuff tears with bone marrow concentration and platelet products compared to conventional home exercise therapy.  Rotator cuff disorders affect nearly 30-50% of the US population over the age of 50. The rate of …

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CBD for pain? TOP 10 Most Frequent Questions. Dr Hunter Vincent hosts Facebook Live with the Arthritis Foundation to educate community on CBD.

1.What is CBD?  CBD is short for cannabidiol 1 of over 80 different Cannabinoids with potential clinical benefit from the cannabis plant A Cannabinoid is a small active compound within the plant, essentially the building blocks of the cannabis plant CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid present in cannabis. The CBD in most products is extracted …

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