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Jan 14

A meta analysis does not confirm hypothesis for Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) versus Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of degenerative joint disease leading to joint dysfunction and pain. Both, intra-articular injections of PRP and HA have demonstrated effective long-term clinical management of pain symptoms and improving functionality. In 2015, as systematic review was published opposing the application of HA to treat knee osteoarthritis. Researchers Wu et al were led to hypothesize that PRP may prove to be a better modality than HA in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, and thus performed a...

Jan 14

Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) May Support Bone Decompression Therapy in the Treatment of Osteonecrosis

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head commonly affects patients between the age of 30 to 50 years and can lead to degeneration of the hip joint. A number of risk factors have been identified, including trauma to the hip joint, long-term use of corticosteroids, alcoholism, smoking, and more recently, organ transplantation, HIV infection, and autoimmune disease. 70-90% of cases regarding osteonecrosis of the femoral head have been reported to collapse with five years of a severe diagnosis, thus early-stage intervention is...

Oct 16

Validity of indirect Ultrasound Findings in Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures

Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia are concerned about the validity of physical examinations of ACL tears in acute care settings. This article investigates ultrasound findings in acute ACL ruptures, which have historically been poorly diagnosed in acute care settings, such as the emergency room. The significance of this evidence-based inquiry will off-set the high risk of further cartilage damage in misdiagnosed patients and expedite the return-to-play clearance in recovering athletes.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has long been the...