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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment

Jun 29, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   Avascular necrosis of the talus occurs when the ankle bone or the talus develops necrosis as the result of a disruption of the blood supply to the bone. The term avascular refers to loss of blood supply, and the term necrosis, refers to bone cell death as a result of the lost blood supply. Other terms for avascular necrosis (AVN) include osteonecrosis,…

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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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Tennis Player with Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP

Jun 27, 2013

Tennis Player with Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP    Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      For a tennis player chronic elbow pain is often a difficult problem. Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a frequent cause of chronic elbow pain in tennis players. Tennis elbow often fails to respond to rest, medications, physical therapy, and even surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used to treat tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis with success. An tennis player who failed…

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Alternatives to Knee Replacement: Stem Cell Therapy and PRP

Jun 26, 2013

Alternatives to Knee Replacement: Stem Cell Therapy and PRP  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   When your told you need a knee replacement there may be another option. Regenerative Medicine therapies like Stem Cell Therapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be viable treatment options. Regenerative Medicine is a new emerging field that is rapidly expanding into many medical fields. In orthopedics and musculoskeletal medicine, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy have seen a surge with elite…

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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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CYCLING and NECK PAIN: PRP and STEM CELLS

Jun 24, 2013

CYCLING and NECK PAIN: PRP and STEM CELLS  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Cycling places strain on many parts of the body. When neck pain occurs from acute trauma such as whiplash or even degenerative arthritis, it may impair the ability to cycle long distances. , Most avid cyclists train for long rides. Road bikes can alter neck positions and aggravate cervical problems. If neck pain does not resolve with conservative measures, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem…

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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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Elbow Pain: Golfers Elbow the role of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Jun 16, 2013

 Elbow Pain: Golfers Elbow the role of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Golfer elbow or medial epicondylitis, is a chronic tendonitis of the inside of the elbow (medial aspect). The medial epicondyle, is the insertion point for the wrist flexors. This group of muscles crosses the wrist with it’s origin on the elbow. The function of this muscle group is to flex or curl the wrist. Overuse and repetitive trauma result in chronic tendonitis…

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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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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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