Jun 5

Cellular and Clinical Analyses of Autologous Bone Marrow Aspirate Injection for Knee OA

Congratulations to TOBI Alum Drs. Gregory Lutz and Nicholas Beatty for their contributions to the PM&R journal on the cellular and clinical analysis of autologous bone marrow aspirate (BMA) injections to treat Knee Osteoarthritis. This prospective observational pilot study looks at the effects of the cellular content in BMA on articular cartilage in patients with mild knee osteoarthritis. Ten patients were included in the overall analysis.  BMA was aspirated from the iliac crest under fluoroscopy or  ultrasound-guide techniques. The main...

Mar 10

Vertebral Intraosseous Plasma Rich in Growth Factor (PRGF) Infiltrations as a Novel Strategy for the Treatment of Lumbar Pathology

TOBI Faculty, Dr. Kirchner and colleagues, have recently published their case presentation of a novel strategy for the treatment of degenerative low back pain in a recent issue of the Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Research.  A primary motivation to adopt minimally invasive cell-based therapies in the field of Orthobiologics to treat degenerative conditions of the spine led this team of researchers and clinicians to present the first reported case description of the utilization of Vertebral Interosseous and Intervertebral disc...

Mar 13

What’s New in Interventional Spine Biologics? Studies from TOBI Faculty

This year TOBI has added a workshop and cadaver lab track: Interventional Spine/Pain Management Biologics. Catch up with our Faculty publications in spine before joining us in June at TOBI 2017: 22 Feb 2018; Oxford University Press: Pain Medicine Increased Nuclear T2 Signal Intensity and Improved Function and Pain in a Patient One Year After an Intradiscal Platelet–Rich Plasma Injection Dr. Gregory Lutz of the Hospital for Special Surgery continues his remarkable research on intradiscal platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in this new publication...