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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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Low Back Pain: Can PRP Help?

May 08, 2013

Low Back Pain: Can PRP Help? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Low back pain afflicts many individuals. Often, it does not respond to conservative treatment. Surgery in the United States for low back pain hovers at 50% success rates. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for many musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain. Certain low back conditions may respond to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Exact placement of the PRP is the key. Localizing where the pain comes from…

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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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The Pope had PRP Treatment

May 02, 2013

     The Pope had PRP Treatment Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl In the ever increasing list of celebrities that have undergone Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), The late Pope John Paul II has also received PRP for a chronic musculoskeletal problem. It is interesting to note that initially there was extensive church resistance to stem cell research, however the Catholic church has now shown acceptance for the use of adult stem cells to treat medical disorders. The use of adult…

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TAMPA BAY FLORIDA DOCTOR DISCUSSES CHRONIC WRIST PAIN

Apr 30, 2013

     TAMPA BAY FLORIDA DOCTOR DISCUSSES CHRONIC WRIST PAIN, TFCC TEARS, AVN, REGENERATIVE THERAPY, PRP AND STEM CELL THERAPY Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Chronic wrist disorders are troubling for the patient whether it is their dominant hand or not. New horizons are focusing on regenerative therapies, biologics, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy for restorative and tissue repair effects. Wrist pain that fails to improve with conservative management may be the result of osteoarthritis, ligamentous injury,…

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Stem Cells for Your Brain? Skin Therapy not so fast for your Knee

Apr 24, 2013

Stem Cells for Your Brain? Skin Therapy not so fast for your Knee Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The magazine Popular Science ran on it’s cover Stem Cells for All. The issue predicted stem cell breakthroughs for 2013. The article based this assertion on an earlier announced  study that transformed skin cells into neurons. The ability to turn abundant skin cells into another tissue is a energized topic as, this total or totipotent ability is what embryonic stem cells…

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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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New Cure for Baldness? Cytokines, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Same as Joint Therapy

Apr 16, 2013

New Cure for Baldness? Cytokines, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Same as Joint Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     Researchers have discovered that a cytokine Prostaglandin D2 might be the stimulus for balding. Researchers did not initially expect to see the association of inflammation and balding, however as more information is amassed as to the profound effects of inflammation on our bodies it is not completely a surprise. Specific PGD2 blockers are being developed. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has…

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Supraspinatus Tendon Tear: Shoulder Pain Treated with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

Apr 13, 2013

Supraspinatus Tendon Tear: Shoulder Pain Treated with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are being used for a variety of shoulder problems. The rotator cuff is one of these shoulder problems that these regenerative therapies is used to treat by Dennis M. Lox, MD,. The rotator cuff is actually the tendinous insertion of 4 muscles muscles forming “a cuff” to protect the shoulder joint. One of these…

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