Metabolic syndrome and osteoarthritis

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Metabolic Syndrome is a precursor to diabetes, heart disease, and it could make healing more challenging. Metabolic Syndrome is categorized by a group of medical conditions that have in common increased levels of insulin production. This is primarily due to excessive carbohydrate intake and overeating. Some of the conditions associated with Metabolic Syndrome include: High blood pressure, […]

Hyaluronic acid vs platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of hip osteoarthritis

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In research surrounding Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, doctors in Italy evaluated the effectiveness of intra-articular platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in patients with hip osteoarthritis. This was a comparison study of PRP and Hyaluronic Acid . A total of 111 patients were randomly assigned to 3 different study groups and each received 3 weekly injections of either PRP  (44 patients), […]

Osteoarthritis bone repair with stem cells and PRP

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In this article we will examine the medical research concerning the effectiveness of stem cell therapy, Prolotherapy, and platelet rich plasma therapy on stimulating bone growth and repair. In examining this research it is easy to see why doctors around the world have focused their attentions on the challenges of repairing and regenerating osteochondral defects (the bone […]

Stem cells and degenerative arthritis

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New research from the Saarland University Medical Center in Germany says stem cells, no matter where it comes from, or how it is used, regrows cartilage: The highlights of this study: Different stem cell sources have been explored as solutions for cartilage lesions and osteoarthritis treatments such as bone marrow, adipose tissue, synovial tissue, and peripheral […]