Monthly Archives: September 2016

Clinical effectiveness in severe knee osteoarthritis after intra-articular platelet-rich plasma therapy in association with hyaluronic acid injection: three case reports

Abstract: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disorder resulting from loss of joint cartilage and underlying bone and causes pain and loss of function. The treatment of knee OA is still a challenge because of the poor self-regeneration capacity of cartilage. … Continue reading

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The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Abstract: Objective: Randomized and open-label studies assessing prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis have found quantitative improvement on the validated Western Ontario McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) compared with baseline status and control therapies. This study assessed the qualitative response of participants … Continue reading

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Platelet-Rich Plasma in Pain Medicine

Abstract: For the past 20 years, autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has been safely employed and its use has been documented in many areas, including orthopedics, sports medicine, dentistry, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, urology, wound healing, cosmetics, cardiothoracic, otorhinolaryngology and maxillofacial surgery. Read … Continue reading

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Protective Nature of Platelet-Rich Plasma Against Chondrocyte Death When Combined With Corticosteroids or Local Anesthetics

Abstract: Background: The use of corticosteroids and local anesthetics to treat osteoarthritis has established benefits, including relief of pain and increased range of motion, but may also have the potential to lead to tissue atrophy or degeneration, specifically on chondrocytes. … Continue reading

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A metaanalysis of the effectiveness and safety of ozone treatments for herniated lumbar discs.

Abstract: Purpose: To determine statistically significant effects of oxygen/ozone treatment of herniated discs with respect to pain, function, and complication rate. Materials And Methods: Random-effects metaanalyses were used to estimate outcomes for oxygen/ozone treatment of herniated discs. A literature search … Continue reading

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