Kobe Bryant Among High Level Athletes Who Believe in the Benefit of PRP Therapy; Dr. Robert LaPrade Comments on the Use of Biologic Treatments for Sports Injuries

Editor’s note:The country looks at the actions of athletes and wonders why they cannot have the same treatment. The reason is that Orthobiologics,ie, Platelet rich plasma and stem cells, remain controversial and experimental AND insurance will not cover the cost ($5000-10000). You are free to pursue these […]

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My Doctor told me that I could benefit from a shoulder replacement…..

Osteoarthritis is the wear and tear of our joints. A joint is where two bones meet. Normally there is space between these bones. Within this space is special fluid that cushions and protects the bones when they move in close proximity to each other. Furthermore, the surfaces […]

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Kyle Schwarber early return to Cubs after ACL surgery

Ed.Note: Most athletes are able physically to participate in sports by 6 months. However, their ACL graft IS NOT. Data shows that healing may take up to TWO years! And earlier return may lead to injury to the same or opposite ACL !! Not to be taken […]

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Return to play and future ACL injury risk after ACL reconstruction in soccer athletes from the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) group.

Concerning for our athletes. It is the ethical dilemma of fixing to RTP knowing they may get injured again versus them getting arthritis Am J Sports Med. 2012 Nov;40(11):2517-22. doi: 10.1177/0363546512459476. Epub 2012 Sep 21.Brophy RH1, Schmitz L, Wright RW, Dunn WR, Parker RD, Andrish JT, McCarty EC, Spindler KP. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: There […]

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Placebo Effect is All in Our Heads

INTERESTING READ! October 27, 2016 By Pat Anson, Editor A new study has given researchers a better understanding why some people given a simple sugar pill will say it significantly reduces their pain. It’s all in their heads. Using functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (fMRI), scientists at […]

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Angst and Pride..Tommy John surgery

Kids and adults are fascinated by a pitcher who throws hard. Aroldis Chapman has been clocked at 106 mph. But speed kills!! I have lectured to Little Leagues about the perils of overusing their pitchers and injuring their arms . Years ago the shoulder was the main […]

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Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction (SCR)

There is an alternative to reverse total shoulder replacement in massive rotator cuff tears with little to no arthritis in the “younger ” age group. It acts like a reverse trampoline to maintain head positioning similar to reverse TSR without the worries about an arthroplasty. Patients with […]

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Amniotic membrane transplant for articular cartilage repair: an experimental study in sheep.

This is the wave of the future although there will certainly be those that are opposed. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2014;10(1):77-83. Garcia D, Longo UG, Vaquero J, Forriol F, Loppini M, Khan WS, Denaro V1. Author information Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to compare the potential for cartilage repair […]

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PRP may be superior to hyaluronic acid for improvement of pain, function in patients with OA

Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting This is encouraging!!!! Aas HA injections are routinely being denied by Premera, Regence, Aetna and soon to be many others, the use of our own natural platelets has shown promise. Contact me for more info! April 27, 2015 LOS ANGELES […]

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Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy

Appearance of a “high rising”arthritic shoulder consistent with complete loss of the rotator cuff   Appearance of primary arthritis with an intact rotator cuff What is rotator cuff tear arthropathy? The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that surround the humeral head (ball). These muscles are […]

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