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 […]

3Jul, 2015

When Should PRP Be Used To Treat Knee Arthritis?

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by Steve A. Mora, MD Orange County Orthopedic Surgeon I have personally used both Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as well as adult mesenchymal stem cell injection for knee pain and a few other diagnoses but I am very selective in its use.  There is a lot of information regarding prp injections and Stem cells on-line.  However most of this information focuses on the biology behind the treatment and not so much on the indication or the number of injections required to see a result.  Patients also discover rather quickly that […]