Posts Categorized: Orthobiologics

PRP Injections and Ligament Tears

PRP Injections and Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears Uses for PRP or “platelet-rich plasma” continue to expand. Plasma is the liquid part of our blood that transports our platelets, and red and white blood cells. Platelets generally comprise about 10% of our blood. The next frontier in orthopedic medicine is the field of orthobiologics where we as physicians… Read more »

Stem Cells and Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment

Effect of Stem Cells in Improving Rotator Cuff Tears Healing Potential   It has been reported  that rotator cuff tears can affect more than 50 percent of people over age 60.  Despite the fact that rotator cuff surgery has improved in technique, failure rates still occur as high as 50 percent. Research has found that… Read more »

More Research on PRP Injection Reveals Positive Benefits for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Osteoarthritis is a very painful joint condition that affects an estimated 27 million adults in the U.S. According to the CDC, one in two Americans will experience some type of OA over the course of their life. It is the most common kind of arthritis. Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include weakness, pain, and an inability… Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma Yields Possible Benefits According to Latest Research

Platelet Rich Plasma Yields Potential Benefits. Platelet rich plasma sometimes called PRP is enriched blood plasma that has additional platelets. Researchers have been considering the effect of platelet rich plasma on bone and soft tissue to see whether it has healing effects. Researchers led by Dr. Niall A. Smyth (2013) completed a review of the… Read more »

Knee Osteoarthritis and Hyaluronic Acid Injections – Learn More from Orthopedic Surgeon in Louisville KY

Research by Vincent and colleagues (2013) in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation explored functional outcomes and pain with and without hyaluronic acid injections for knee osteoarthritis. Six months after treatment, researchers concluded that those with and without hyaluronic acid injections completed certain tasks and exercises similarly including climbing stairs, walking for six minutes without stopping, and… Read more »

Orthopedic Physician Discusses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) versus Platelet Poor Plasma: Which is Better?

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is one of the hottest topic in orthobiologics that is currently being researched.  One area that PRP is being used clinically is to treat chronic tendon inflammation that advances into the condition of tendopathy.  Tendopathy is a condition where the tendon cell histology changes secondary to the chronic inflamation. If PRP… Read more »

What is New in Knee Osteoarthritis

Exercises Three types of exercises that are recommended for patients with knee osteoarthritis: flexibility, resistance and cardiovascular flexibility exercises.  All three are very good for easing stiff joints which will help patients with their ADLs. It is recommended that the stretches be done in the morning. It may be easiest to perform them in warm bath… Read more »