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Treating Failed Spine Surgery with Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP)

Mar 26, 2013

  Treating Failed Spine Surgery  with Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Low back pain is unfortunately not always corrected with spine surgery. The complex array of spinal fusion devises, hardware and surgical techniques have not improved success outcomes with spine surgery at the 50% success mark (failure?). Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) a regenerative medicine procedure in which the patients own platelets are used to deliver growth factors to treat and repair injured body areas. Platelet-Rich-Plasma has been used with…

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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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The Last Thing You Should Know About Knee Surgery: Post-traumatic Arthritis

Mar 26, 2013

The Last Thing You Should Know About Knee Surgery: Post-traumatic Arthritis Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL MRI’s, x-rays and discussions of surgical procedures are routine when dealing with a knee problem. What about a discussion of post-traumatic arthritis? Trauma is a well known precipitator of arthritis development in the future. Unfortunately surgery is trauma to your knee. Many people do well after surgery, some do not. The hidden reality is when cartilage is removed trauma occurs to your knee.…

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Chronic Pain in the Hip: Alternative Repair Strategies

Mar 26, 2013

  Chronic Pain in the Hip: Alternative Repair Strategies Tampa, Saint Petersburg amd Clearwater, FL Chronic hip pain is a frequent compliant. It may be the result of athletic injuries, overuse, wear and tear arthritis, or may signal a more complicated ailment such as avascular necrosis. Prompt attention may avert a more progressive problem such as arthritis. A thorough history, physical examination, and when indicated appropriate diagnostic testing such as x-rays and MRI’s may elucidate the causative etiology of the hip…

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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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Hip Bursitis

Mar 22, 2013

Bursitis of the Hip is a Common Condition Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater,Fl Bursitis of the hip is a common condition that is found in people with degenerative arthritis, athletic injuries, and overuse.  The bursa is a small sac that normally contains just a small amount of fluid overlying the hip joint.  In the hip, there is a large bony protuberance known as the greater trochanter.  Overlying this, a large bursal sac known as the greater trochanter bursa overlies it. …

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The NFL Grants $100,000 to Study the Effects of PRP and Stem Cells

Mar 22, 2013

The NFL Grants $100,000 to Study the Effects of PRP and Stem Cells The National Football League (NFL) granted $100,000 to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to study the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells effects on tendons.  The research will be conducted by Dr. Scott Rodeo, associate team physician to the New York Giants.  The study will look at the different formulations of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and how PRP influences tendon structure and regeneration.  There…

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Basketball Player Comes Out of Retirement after Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for Chronic Knee Pain

Mar 22, 2013

Back in The Game After Platelet Rich Plasma Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Brandon Roy had suffered from debilitating knee pain and severe arthritis for several years.  After retiring due to debilitating severe knee pain despite multiple knee surgeries, he underwent platelet-rich plasma injection into his knee.  In an interview with Sportsillustrated.com, Roy stated, “Wow!  This can’t be real!  My knees feel great!”  Afterwards, he began a rehabilitation program and found that his knee continued to improve and Roy…

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A new study compares the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in shoulder rotator cuff disease

Mar 22, 2013

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Disease Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Help? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A recent study examined the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) compared to dry needling as a treatment for rotator cuff disease.  The PRP and dry needling were both found to have a beneficial effect on supraspinatus injury.  The supraspinatus is one of the four rotator cuff muscles that is the prime initial mover of shoulder elevation or abduction.  Of interesting note was that the patients that…

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Growth Factors Provide Healing Effect in Platelet-Rich Plasma

Mar 22, 2013

Platelet Rich Plasma Regenerative Medicine                        Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerative medicine procedure that focuses on utilizing the growth factors to create a healing response.  This has been incorporated in musculoskeletal medicine to treat muscle, tendon, ligament, and arthritic conditions.  The growth factors present in PRP have a variety of mechanisms to create healing response in the body.  Various inflammatory chemicals that are found as a reaction to chronic joint abnormalities from tears to…

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