The Cost Effectiveness of PRP in Treating Knee Osteoarthritis

There are countless different conditions that can impact the body as it ages, but osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most chronic degenerative joint diseases. Rather than assuming knee-replacement surgery is the only answer, the innovations within regenerative medicine over the last decade have made it possible for younger, middle-aged, and older patients alike to…Continue Reading

Increases in ACL Tears in Young Patients and the Use of PRP Therapy

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is one of the most common knee injuries suffered by athletes involved in high-intensity sports like soccer, football, and basketball. Based on the anatomy of the knee, a torn ACL can cause excruciating, debilitating pain and an extensive recovery process. Unfortunately, data shows that the prevalence of ACL tears…Continue Reading

Shoulder Instability Repair: Balancing Outcome with Patient Expectations

When it comes to any type of orthopedic repair, specifically shoulder instability repair, it is vital for surgeons to understand the expectations of patients in order to balance their predictions with realistic outcomes. Patients will naturally make assumptions about when and to what level they will return to sports after shoulder instability repair. By thoroughly…Continue Reading

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‚Äôs 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

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