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...

Jun 23

Chemical Profile and Clinical Efficacy of Micro-Fragmented Adipose-derived MSC Therapy in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Check out the new article by long-time TOBI faculty, Dr. Gerard Malanga, published in Biologic Orthopedic Journal. By the year 2040, it is estimated that 25% of adults in the US will be diagnosed with osteoarthritis by a physician.  Osteoarthritis, considered as a progessive joint disorder due to “wear and tear,” has been described by researchers to involve a complex dynamic of pro-inflammatory mediators leading to an increase of enzymes that degrade soft-tissue supporting the joint. This article looks at...