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What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cells are cells that are commonly found in bone marrow. They are progenitor cells meaning they can develop into various type of specialized cells. Stem cell therapy refers to the use of stem cells to treat various conditions. In Orthopedics, stem cells are commonly used to treat arthritis and tendonitis. The procedure requires the…  read more


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma is also known as PRP.  Your own blood is drawn and then spun down in a centrifuge for 15 minutes.  The blood in separated into its basic elements, including the platelet rich portion of the blood.  The platelets have healing factors and a small portion of stem cells.  This is then injected…  read more


Torn Meniscus

What is a torn meniscus? How is that different from arthritis of the knee? The medial and lateral menisci of the knee are 2 crescent shaped discs of tough cartilage tissue that lie between the ends of the upper leg bone and lower leg bone that form the knee joint. Meniscus tears commonly occur during…  read more


Football Injuries

What are common knee injuries in football player? There are several injuries that are possible in sports especially football. Many of these can occur without contact as the foot is planted and the knee twists. An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a common traumatic injury to the knee. Often this occurs without contact. The…  read more


Arthritis

Dear Doctor: My joints are hurting, do I have arthritis? What is Arthritis? Arthritis means inflammation (swelling, redness, pain, damage) around a joint. The cartilage on the end of the bones deteriorates. What causes Arthritis? There can be certain systemic diseases like Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Spondylitis that can cause “arthritis”. What we think…  read more