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Fat vs. Bone Marrow: is one better?

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Bone Marrow, Stem Cell|

Whether your adult mesenchymal stem cells come from bone marrow or from fat probably does not make a difference in terms of clinical results. Although some centers claim that bone marrow derived cells are superior to fat derived cells, there is no evidence to substantiate that. Recent studies show that fat derived cells make bone tissue [...]

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Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in The Treatment Of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: PLATELET-RICH PLASMA|

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the most common chronic degenerative joint diseases affecting the quality of life of patients. Pain and loss of function are the main clinical features that lead to treatment. Although knee-replacement surgery provides an effective solution for severe knee OA, for younger and middle-aged patient with earlier stages of [...]

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Stem Cells in Orthopedics: A Comprehensive Guide for the General Orthopedist

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Stem Cell|

The use of biologic adjuvants in the treatment of operative and nonoperative orthopedic injuries continues to expand in concert with our understanding of the acute and chronic healing process of musculoskeletal injuries. Stem cell treatments in orthopedics are among the most commonly explored options, and have found varying levels of success in promoting osseous and soft [...]

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Stem cells, PRP, and HA, oh my! We are not in Kansas anymore… Part 2

By | April 16th, 2016|Categories: PLATELET-RICH PLASMA, Stem Cell|Tags: , , |

This blog will discuss the use of stem cells. It has become a catch-word, for “can heal everything” in the lay press and public’s mind. Not so, and the research is in its adolescence. Scientists have known of stem cells since the 1950s, There are 2 types of stem cells: embryonic (found only in embryos) and [...]

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Stem cells, PRP, and HA, oh my! We are not in Kansas anymore…

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: PLATELET-RICH PLASMA, Stem Cell|Tags: |

I just returned from our annual meeting of Orthopedic Surgeons in Orlando, and have been trying to pull together the most up to date evidence on the uses of these exciting new technologies for treating arthritic joints, and ultimately regenerating worn out cartilage that has broken down and allow some regeneration. The ideal “recipe” is still [...]

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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Other Injections and Arthritis

By | October 7th, 2014|Categories: PLATELET-RICH PLASMA, Stem Cell|Tags: , , |

Over the last several years, a lot of exciting work has done in the use of concentrated platelets taken from the patient’s own blood, and putting in joints, tendons and inflamed areas. Platelets are the cells in our blood that assist in clotting and healing tissues that have been damaged. Platelets are full of growth factors [...]

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