15Sep, 2015

Arthritis Treatment of the Knee Using Platelet Rich Plasma

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ARTHRITIS TREATMENT USING PLATELET RICH PLASMA AND OTHER INJECTIONS ARE WE CLOSE TO THE HOLY GRAIL? By Steve A. Mora, M.D. and Eric Chang, M.D. Over the last 5 years there has been a surge of information regarding the use of non-operative therapies which harness the body’s own healing capacity to relieve or heal from injuries.  Some of these treatment have been called blood therapies because they utilize some component of a patient’s own blood.  These treatments include Platelet-Rich Plasma, Mesenchymal Stem Cell injections, amniotic tissue, Hyaluronic Acid injections, and […]

2Jun, 2015

Returning Home The Next Day: Knee Replacement Techniques Can Make This Possible

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By Michael J. Gillman, M.D., M.S., M.B.A. Efficiency and cost-effective care are imperative as we move forward in practicing medicine. This is particularly true in total knee replacement surgery. A study by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons estimates a 673% growth rate for patients having knee replacement from 2006-2026. With limited resources, it is important to all stakeholders- patients, physicians, hospitals and insurers to maximize the use of our health care dollars whenever possible. Even more important, from a patient’s perspective, being able to recover at home rather then […]