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...

Jul 16

Comparing PRP and prolotherapy in the treatment of SI joint dysfunction

[section_tc][column_tc span='12'][text_tc trigger_pt='0' duration='1000' delay='0']Low back pain (LBP) is a significant source of morbidity that affects a significant portion of the population. While initially a mainstay in therapy, surgical interventions have come under intense scrutiny as research has questioned their efficacy in addressing LBP. Nonspecific LBP (NSLBP) is particularly difficult to treat because multiple etiologies can contribute to ongoing pain. Mechanical dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) has been targeted as a common source of low back pain amenable to...

Jun 2

A Conversation on Regenerative Medicine with Drs. Malanga and Mautner

[section_tc][column_tc span='12'][text_tc trigger_pt='0' duration='1000' delay='0']Regenerative medicine experts and TOBI faculty Dr. Gerry Malanga and Dr. Ken Mautner recently sat down with Dr. Jonothan Halperin to discuss the basics of regenerative medicine as well as the current state of literature possible future directions. We’ve provided a brief synopsis below, but encourage you to dive into this fascinating conversation from two of the thought-leaders in this area.Synopsis:The conversation starts by summarizing the past and current state of regenerative therapies. While these therapies...