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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, 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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