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Elbow Pain and Arthritis after Surgery, Treatment Options

May 14, 2013

Elbow Pain and Arthritis after Surgery, Treatment Options When things don’t improve after elbow surgery, arthritis may be one potential complication. Surgery is often preformed after elbow trauma, and surgery imparts more trauma to the elbow region which may further accelerate arthritis development. Minimizing further elbow joint trauma, continued repetitive joint stress or biomechanical overload may help prevent further elbow arthritis development. Regenerative Medicine therapies may address chronic elbow pain and dysfunction, by utilizing tissue repair and regeneration models of…

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Get Around Knee (Replacement) with Stem Cells

May 04, 2013

Get Around Knee (Replacement) with Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The frequency of total knee replacements remains on the rise. The numbers are staggering as the population continues to age, average weight increases and unhealthy lifestyles take a toll. Alternatives to knee surgery and knee joint replacement  such as Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are increasingly viewed as viable options. Regenerative Medicine strategies that incorporate Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and the use of stem cells in the treatment…

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Tennis star Nadal withdraws from Australian Open

Apr 18, 2013

         Tennis star Nadal withdraws from Australian Open Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from The 2013 Australian Open. One of four tennis grand slam tournaments. Nadal who has missed half of the 2012 season due to ailing knee problems, has cited the need to recover from a stomach virus diagnosed in late December. Nadal a tennis superstar, an owner of 11 grand slam titles, is renowned for his aggressive unrelenting style, that has been attributed to his frequent knee complaints. Nadal…

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Your (Over) Weight and Your Knee

Apr 16, 2013

Your (Over) Weight and Your Knee Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, fl    I am often asked by patients what can be done for my arthritis? This is very prevalent in the knee. A glaring reality is that our society is overweight. The average American gains 10 pounds per decade. This translates to greater stress reactions on the weight bearing surface of the knee. The two bones which articulate to form the hinge knee joint are separated by cartilage and…

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Meniscal Tears

Apr 02, 2013

  Meniscal Tears     Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Injuries to the meniscus are one of the most common problems that occur in patients with knee pain.  The meniscus is a cushion or shock absorber separating the two bones that bear the weight in the knee.  The meniscus has several functions including acting as a stabilizer to help balance the weight, as well as provide a cushioning effect.  The meniscus is actually two components of a disc shape, one on…

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Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP

Apr 02, 2013

Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A large randomized clinical study looking at the affects of using Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) in tennis elbow found that PRP was more effective than dry needling of this chronic elbow problem. The results were recently revealed and supports the long supported view in users of Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) as an effective treatment modality for this type of elbow pain. Chronic tendon problems often fail to respond quickly to conservative measures…

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Can Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) be used for all Joints?

Mar 26, 2013

Can Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) be used for all Joints? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater Fl Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) is a Regenerative Medicine therapy that utilizes the body’s own natural repair mechanisms to create a healing response. Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) has been used in various applications of medicine for some time, however it is the burgeoning high profile use by elite athletes that has propelled it’s use into mainstream medicine and it’s popularity in the press. Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) uses the patients own blood and…

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Tampa Sports Medicine Doctor Answers: Can Diet Play a Role in Knee Pain?

Mar 22, 2013

Tampa Sports Medicine Doctor Answers: Can Diet Play a Role in Knee Pain?   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Dietary factors have been traced to many disease processes. The connection between diet and cardiac diseases and diabetes have been well researched. It probably comes as no surprise that diet can also have a significant impact on knee pain. Eating a diet high in simple carbohydrates and sugar can lead to weight gain, which greatly influences the development of arthritis.…

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Women Have Less Knee Cartilage

Mar 22, 2013

Women Have Less Knee Cartilage Can PRP and Stem Cells Help? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater A study looking at the amount of knee cartilage volume on MRI scans reflects what may be obvious in that men have significantly larger knee cartilage volume than women.  She was found to be independent of body and bone size.  The exact implications for these findings have not been thoroughly evaluated.  However, women who are overweight have potentially larger increased incidence of having the…

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