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Angels’ Garrett Richards sees progress in healing elbow

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Garrett Richards is expected to be ready for spring training after the Los Angeles Angels right-hander completed his instructional league work with no problems in his right elbow. Richards had a platelet-rich plasma injection on Friday, the Angels announced. Richards also was examined by Dr. Steve Yoon, who saw continued healing in […]

Application of PRP after arthroscopic cuff repair yielded structural, clinical healing

Patients with large rotator cuff tears had superior structural and clinical healing after arthroscopic repair with the application of moderately concentrated platelet-rich plasma, according to study results. “There seems to be a positive healing response after the arthroscopic repair of medium to large size rotator cuff tears by instilling [platelet-rich plasma] PRP over the repaired […]

Plantar fasciitis. A comparison of treatment with intralesional steroids versus platelet-rich plasma (PRP). A randomized, blinded study.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Many treatment options for plantar fasciitis currently exist, some with great success in pain relief. The objective of our study was to compare the use of intralesional steroids with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), using pain scales and functional evaluation, in patients with plantar fasciitis who did not respond to conservative treatment. Method A controlled, […]

Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Tendinopathy: Response

  Jane Fitzpatrick, MBBS, FACSP⇑, Max Bulsara, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD and Ming Hao Zheng, MD, PhD, FRCPath, FRCPA, Jane Fitzpatrick, MBBS, FACSP (email: jane.fitzpatrick@research.uwa.edu.au). Authors’ Response: We reported “strong evidence that LR-PRP [leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma] improves outcomes in tendinopathy.”2 This meta-analysis was based on the highest level of evidence available in the scientific literature. The Cochrane guidelines for systematic reviews state […]

Amniotic Tissues for the Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciosis

  Abstract Introduction. Allogeneic amniotic tissue and fluid may be used to treat chronic plantar fasciosis and Achilles tendinosis. This innovative approach involves delivering a unique allograft of live human cells in a nonimmunogenic structural tissue matrix to treat chronic tendon injury. These tissues convey very positive regenerative attributes; procurement is performed with maternal consent during […]

A Prospective Study of 20 Foot and Ankle Wounds- Medgenerx

  Abstract We reviewed the background information and previous clinical studies that considered the use of allogeneic amniotic tissue and fluid (granulized amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid) in the treatment of chronic diabetic foot wounds. This innovation represents a relatively new approach to wound management by delivering a unique allograft of live human cells in […]

Single-stage cell-based cartilage repair in a rabbit model: cell tracking and in vivo chondrogenesis of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells and hyaluronic acid hydrogel composite.

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs) have gained popularity as a promising cell source for regenerative medicine, but limited in vivo studies have reported cartilage repair. In addition, the roles of MSCs in cartilage repair are not well-understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of transplanting hUCB-MSCs […]

Steroid versus Platelet-Rich Plasma in Ultrasound-Guided Sacroiliac Joint Injection for Chronic Low Back Pain.

Singla V1, Batra YK2, Bharti N3, Goni VG4, Marwaha N5. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use of steroids to treat sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain, their duration of pain reduction is short. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can potentially enhance tissue healing and may have a longer-lasting effect on pain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of PRP compared with […]

Treatment of chronic non-healing ulcers using autologous platelet rich plasma: a case series.

  Abstract BACKGROUND: Non-healing ulcers are a major health problem worldwide and have great impact at personal, professional and social levels, with high cost in terms of human and material resources. Recalcitrant non-healing ulcers are inevitable and detrimental to the lower limb and are a major cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. Application of autologous […]

Regenerative Treatments for Spinal Conditions

Abstract A literature review of clinical and translational studies was performed to provide an overview of current concepts on regenerative treatments for spinal conditions, including platelet rich plasma and stem cell treatments to treat low back pain. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27788898

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