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Aug 11

A Position Statement on Bone Marrow Stem Cells as Homologous Use

In March, the Pain Physician Journal published a position statement from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). TOBI faculty, Dr. Christopher Centeno, and other contributing authors hope this review will aid regulators overseeing regenerative musculoskeletal medicine. Their objective being to provide a comprehensive, focused, review of literature describing the current regulatory guidelines and definition of “homologous use,” ASIPP shows that bone marrow concentrate (BMC) meets such criteria. Statement 1: Based on a review of literature in discussing the...

Aug 11

Ultrasound-Guided PRP injections for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Rotator Cuff Disease in Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury

In collaboration with the New Jersey Rehabilitation Institute, researchers at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation conducted a study to evaluate the effects of PRP injections to treat bilateral shoulder pain. TOBI Faculty, Dr. Gerard Malanga, worked with a team of researchers at the Derfner-Leiberman Laboratory for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research on this pilot study.  Six, wheelchair-bound men with a history of bilateral shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff disease, which failed to resolve after six months of prior treatment, participated in...

Jul 3

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Delay the Need for Knee Arthroplasty

TOBI Faculty Dr. Diego Delgado and colleagues recently published an article in International Orthopedics.  A retrospective study and survival analysis, researchers seek to evaluate the ability of PRP injections to delay the progression of Knee OA and, thereby, delay the use of total knee arthroplasty to treat advanced knee osteoarthritis. This study looks at the outcomes from two points-of-view: the time of delay, and the percentage of patients foregoing surgery. Patients who underwent knee replacement surgery between 2014 - 2019...