Knee Osteoarthritis and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Injections

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Katherine L. Worsnick, MPAS, PA-C  | Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics, Fort Myers, Florida Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C | Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics, Oak Park, Illinois Ross Hauser, MD  | Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics, Fort Myers, Florida In this article, we are updating research and clinical observations in the use of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy […]

Arthroscopic meniscus surgery leads to knee replacement

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In this article we will examine research that suggests that arthroscopic knee surgery leads to knee replacement Doctors in the Netherlands publish their findings in the medical journal Osteoarthritis Cartilage:  “In patients with knee osteoarthritis arthroscopic knee surgery with meniscectomy is associated with a three fold increase in the risk for future knee replacement surgery.”1 Research […]

Arthroscopic surgery and stem cells – the best of both worlds?

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The healing potential of stem cells are so exciting that surgeons believe that it can make arthroscopic surgery much more successful. Here is an editorial – The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery a publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. “we are believers in stem cell therapy” and “stem cells have substantial potential […]

How stem cells work in damaged knees – Extracellular matrix

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Doctors at the University of Missouri are examining how tissue-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) can help biologically repair a damaged knee. Extracellular matrix is a secretion by cells that helps rebuild cartilage. This is how it works: Chondrocytes are cells that are the building blocks of cartilage. Imagine a brick wall that has a hole in it. […]