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 […]

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7Sep, 2015

Overnight Stay After Total Knee Replacement- Are you a candidate?

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Overnight Stay After Total Knee Replacement- Are you a candidate? by Michael Gillman MD Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center 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 2006-20261.  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. Current techniques allow […]