Stem Cell Therapy for Treating Arthritis

With 100 different types currently identified, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. These many different arthritis conditions impact people of all demographics, including men and women, children and adults, and all races. Though each form of arthritis is unique, general arthritis symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness, and decreased range of motion in…

Why Today’s Top Athletes are Looking to Stem Cells Instead of Surgery

Top athletes in sports ranging from soccer to golf are hardly strangers to joint, muscle, and ligament pain. Uncomfortable and debilitating injuries, from tennis elbow to ACL tears, have the potential to not only exclude players from their favorite games, but also put them at risk of suffering through risky and inefficient surgeries. This is…Continue Reading

Platelet-Rich Plasma Protect Against Cartilage Degeneration (Chondrocyte Death)

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition that affects millions of Americans. It is a widely accepted clinical practice to treat osteoarthritis with intra-articular injections of corticosteroids and local anesthetics, which have established benefits in reducing pain and increasing the range of motion of the affected joints. However, these drugs can potentially lead to tissue degeneration and…Continue Reading

Arthritis 101: Do I Really Need Knee Surgery?

The knee is one of the most used and abused parts of the body, placing it at increased risk of arthritis. Osteoarthritis in particular is the most common form of knee arthritis that can cause incredible pain and loss of motion over the years. Whether you are in the beginning or later stages of coping…Continue Reading

Sports Injuries: The Increased Role of Stem Cells in Treatment

Over the last ten years, stem cells have evolved from an unknown scientific entity into the foundation of regenerative sports medicine treatments. More than ever before, doctors and scientists understand how stem cells can be utilized to treat sports injuries. From cartilage damage and tennis elbow to bone repair and torn ligaments, there’s an application…Continue Reading

A New Cast Technique Helps Elderly Patients with Ankle Fractures

No injury is enjoyable, but injuries do tend to become more dangerous as the body ages and is unable to heal itself as efficiently. Such is the case for elderly patients who break their ankle, also known as an ankle fracture. Fortunately, new cast technology can now help these patients heal without the need for…Continue Reading

The Future of 3D Printing in Orthopedics

Just like stem cell therapy, 3-D printing is another technological advancement that is taking the healthcare world by storm. What began as a neat toy for tech enthusiasts has evolved into a critical element of success in medical specialties ranging from dentistry and cardiology to the separation of conjoined twins. In fact, the FDA has…Continue Reading

Will PRP Treatment Help Me Avoid Surgery?

Will PRP Treatment Help Me Avoid Surgery?

With any treatment option the outcome and sustained results are highly dependent on the extent of the injury. For example in the case of mild arthritis, PRP could potentially prevent the development of further degeneration. However, in advanced arthritic degeneration the goal of the treatment is to minimize pain and improve function. PRP (potentially if…

The Danger of Cortisone Injections

The anti-inflammatory steroid cortisone arose in the late 1940s and was quickly hailed as a major milestone in medicine. It didn’t take long for cortisone to become the default means of minimizing pain and inflammation caused by sports injuries, especially tendon injury like tennis elbow. The shots provided quick relief, and athletes were satisfied. A…Continue Reading

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