Monthly Archives: September 2013

Biological Augmentation of Meniscus Repair and Restoration

Abstract Meniscus tears in the knee lead to significant pain and disability. The ability of meniscus tears to heal after repair is limited, particularly within the avascular zone. While meniscectomy is a commonly performed and a relatively straightforward treatment option, … Continue reading

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Regenerative Injection Therapy with Whole Bone Marrow Aspirate for Degenerative Joint Disease: A Case Series

Abstract Regenerative therapeutic strategies for joint diseases usually employ either enriched concentrates of bone marrow-derived stem cells, chondrogenic preparations such as platelet-rich plasma, or irritant solutions such as hyperosmotic dextrose. In this case series, we describe our experience with a … Continue reading

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Ultrasound Guided Platelet Rich Plasma and Autologous Stem Cells Injections: An Emerging Alternative Treatment for Osteochondral Defects

Abstract Osteochondral defects are a frequent cause of knee pain in the population. The majority of the diagnosed cases of osteochondral defects (OCD) are treated with surgical procedures. However, there are emerging alternative and integrative medicine options which have appeared … Continue reading

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Intramuscular oxygen-ozone therapy in the treatment of acute back pain with lumbar disc herniation: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, clinical trial of active and simulated lumbar paravertebral injection

Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter randomized, double-blind, simulated therapy-controlled trial in a cohort of patients with acute low back pain (LBP) due to lumbar disc herniation (LDH). OBJECTIVE: To assess the benefit of intramuscular-paravertebral injections of an oxygen-ozone (O2O3) mixture. Read … Continue reading

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Painkilling effect of ozone-oxygen injection on spine and joint osteoarthritis

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze the painkilling effect of ozone-oxygen injection on joint and spine osteoarthritis. METHODS: This prospective study was completed at the Ozone Clinic, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 220 mainly local patients 122 women, mean age … Continue reading

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Synovial fluid growth factor and cytokine concentrations after intra-articular injection of a platelet-rich product in horses

Abstract Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) products may be useful for treatment of joint disease in horses, but may contain undesirable pro-inflammatory cytokines in addition to growth factors. This study investigated whether autologous PRP increases synovial fluid growth factor and cytokine concentrations … Continue reading

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Short-term results of prolotherapy in the management of temporomandibular joint dislocation

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Prolotherapy, the rehabilitation of ligaments or tendons by induced proliferation of cells by using dextrose, is a noninvasive and effective method for the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the … Continue reading

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The effect of intra-articular injection of different concentrations of ozone on the level of TNF-α, TNF-R1, and TNF-R2 in rats with rheumatoid arthritis

Abstract The objectives of this study were to observe the therapeutic effect of ozone (O3) of different concentrations on rat with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to investigate the role of O3 in regulating the level of TNF-α (tumor necrosis factor), … Continue reading

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Ozone oxidative postconditioning ameliorates joint damage and decreases pro-inflammatory cytokine levels and oxidative stress in PG/PS-induced arthritis in rats

Abstract Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is the most prevalent chronic condition present in ~1% of the adult population. Many pro-inflammatory mediators are increased in RA, including Reactive Oxygen Species such as nitric oxide NO, pro-inflammatory cytokines as tumor necrosis factor alpha … Continue reading

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