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Basketball Star Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Knee Pain

Jul 01, 2013

Basketball Star Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Knee Pain  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Taking his cue, from another basketball star Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment. The procedure popularized after Kobe Brant had it performed on his. Grant Hill playing for the LA Clippers stated it was “icing on the cake”, and it is the best he has felt in years. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming popular with elite…

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells: Regenerative Medicine Therapies

Jun 28, 2013

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells: Regenerative Medicine Therapies   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The use of Regenerative Medicine therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are becoming more popular as treatments for athletic injuries, chronic slow healing orthopedic conditions, and even arthritis treatment. The use of PRP and stem cell therapy for conditions like knee pain, hip pain, and shoulder problems are more evident as elite athletes are turning towards these therapies.…

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Hip AVN may be bilateral (both hips) or may occur in the hip and knee.

Jun 25, 2013

HIP AVN AND STEM CELLS Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip is the most frequent site of avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the hip becomes disrupted and a portion of the hip bone (femur) dies. AVN is sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN is seen with trauma when the blood supply is disrupted. Other times there is no clear reason for the…

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TREATING A KNEE MENISCAL TEAR WITH STEM CELLS

Jun 22, 2013

 TREATING A KNEE MENISCAL TEAR WITH STEM CELLS     The treatment of patients who failed to improve with knee meniscal surgery with Stem Cell Therapy is becoming more common. Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Regenerative and Sports Medicine physician explains the stem cell treatment procedure for knee meniscal tears. The knee is a complex joint. The meniscus functions as a shock absorber and gliding mechanisms for the knee bones. When the knee meniscus is torn, it is not as…

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Patient Opts for Stem Cell Knee Regenerative Therapy

Jun 21, 2013

 Patient Opts for Stem Cell Knee Regenerative Therapy  Tampa, Saint Petersburg andClearwater, FL     After one rough knee replacement with a prolonged recovery, the thought of having the other knee replaced sent this patient in search of options. Her research led her to alternatives to knee joint replacement. Regenerative therapy with stem cells was previously unknown to her. Considering the difficult course with her first knee replacement, she spent a lot of time researching stem cell therapy. The use of…

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Ankle arthritis improved after PRP treatment

Jun 20, 2013

Ankle arthritis improved after PRP treatment  Tampa Saint petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A patient suffering from chronic ankle pain and arthritis years after a traumatic fracture and surgery, turns to Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) therapy to ease pain. Following years of pain with ineffective treatments including surgery, a patient has turned to regenerative medicine treatment with PRP to alleviate the nagging pain. Surgery with hardware, therapy, and numerous medications did not alter the pain. In fact, it progressed with time as the…

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STRONGMAN (WEIGHTLIFTER) KNEE PAIN IMPROVES WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)

Jun 19, 2013

STRONGMAN (WEIGHTLIFTER) KNEE PAIN IMPROVES WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl        Knee pain is tough on athletes. Bodybuilding, weightlifting and in particular strongman competition, places undue stress on the knee. Strongman competition includes awkward positions and lifts such as hoisting up tractor tires and cars. A bad knee, whether it is a meniscal tear, patellar tendonitis, bursitis, or early degeneration from arthritis, is often unhappy with heavy weights and repetitive weightlifting. A strongman…

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Knee Pain: ACL, Meniscal Tears, and Collateral Ligament Injuries (The Terrible Triad)

Jun 17, 2013

Knee Pain: ACL, Meniscal Tears, and Collateral Ligament Injuries (The Terrible Triad)  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     The terrible triad as it is known. An injury the disrupts the ACL, medial meniscus, and medial collateral ligament. It can have a profound impact on many patients lives as well as athletic careers. Many professional athletes have suffered the career derailing event of the terrible triad injury. The ACL or anterior cruciate, maintains stability in a forward plane. The…

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WHEN CHRONIC KNEE PAIN ADDS UP TO OCHO

Jun 14, 2013

WHEN CHRONIC KNEE PAIN ADDS UP TO OCHO (8)  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   Tennis star Rafael Nadal completed his comeback journey from a 7 month sabbatical due to persistent left knee pain, by winning his 8th French Open title. That is more slams than any other man in the open era. He also moved past legends Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg for 12 total slams. Nadal has been riddled with knee pain for years, and since after…

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AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) OR OSTEONECROSIS OF THE HIP AND STEM CELL THERAPY

Jun 11, 2013

AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) OR OSTEONECROSIS OF THE HIP AND STEM CELL THERAPY        Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Treatment of hip pain with avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis, is complicated. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as aseptic necrosis, ischemic necrosis or bone infarction. AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone has been impaired. This renders the bone avascular (ischemic) and without oxygen and nutrients. The bone subsequently dies in the region without blood supply.…

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