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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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PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) IN AN ELITE ATHLETE WITH KNEE PAIN

Jun 13, 2013

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) IN AN ELITE ATHLETE WITH KNEE PAIN  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has seen a surge in popularity, as the result of prominent high profile athletes, such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Rafael Nadal have turned to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for their knee pain. Recently Peyton Manning has made press for his Stem Cell Therapy. Other professional athletes have turned to PRP and Stem Cell Therapy…

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Hip Arthritis: Can Stem Cells Help?

Jun 09, 2013

Hip Arthritis: Can Stem Cells Help?  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Hip arthritis is a vague term. It is generally used for degenerative or osteoarthritis, and is thought to be progressive and irreversible. Regenerative Medicine procedures such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), are trying to reverse this paradigm. Regenerative Medicine deals with repair and healing tissue. A subset of Regenerative Medicine is Tissue Engineering. Both aspects of the regenerative field have made amazing advances…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip and Knee: Treatment with Stem Cells

May 09, 2013

   Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis is a troubling medical condition. It literal means the bone (osteo) is dying (necrosis). This is a simplified explanation in that only a portion of the bone is becoming necrotic. The bone loses it’s blood supply and begins to decay. This ischemic area is similar to heart tissue that loses blood supply during a heart attack, except unlike cardiac tissue that fills with scarred tissue bone decays and the surrounding areas may degenerate quickly…

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Weight Lifting, Bodybuilding and Joint Repair

May 07, 2013

 Weight Lifting, Bodybuilding and Joint Repair      Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   As we age are joints do jot heal and repair as efficiently as when we were younger. Weightlifting and bodybuilding can place excessive loads on the joints due to repetitive motion, heavy weight, lack of flexibility, improper form and not warming up properly. Avid weightlifters and bodybuilders who sustain joint injuries are hampered as often they find taking time off from training to heal properly may…

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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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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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Manning and Peterson Made the Pro Bowl After Sensational Injury Comebacks

Apr 10, 2013

Manning and Peterson Made the Pro Bowl After Sensational Injury Comebacks Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Professional football players, Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson have made the NFL Pro Bowl, following significant injuries last year where each underwent major surgery. Manning was out the entire 2011 season, with neck and back injuries that required several surgeries, as well as Stem Cell Therapy. Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, injured his left knee December 2011and underwent major surgery. Peterson and Manning…

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Professional Football: Knee Meniscal Tears, Surgery, and Stem Cells

Apr 02, 2013

Professional Football: Knee Meniscal Tears, Surgery, and Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Professional football is of course a grueling sport. Injury reports are part of the landscape. Knee injuries are common. Regenerative Medicine has arrived and the ability to incorporate procedures such as Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy into the treatment and rehabilitation of professional football players who have sustained a torn knee meniscus has provided a useful treatment outlet. Meniscal tears have a variety of…

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Hip and Knee Arthritis at the Same Time: PRP or Stem Cells?

Apr 02, 2013

Hip and Knee Arthritis at the Same Time: PRP or Stem Cells? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater fl       Osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis is a common malady of aging, and as such can afflict multiple joints. Unfortunately this may involve the same limb. For bio-mechanical and obviously painful reasons this dual osteoarthritic problem involving both the hip and knee of the same limb poses treatment dilemmas. Often one leads to aggravation of the other. Limping or an antalgic gait leads…

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