Jan 16

Comparing PRP to Tenex in the treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis

[section_tc][column_tc span='12'][text_tc trigger_pt='0' duration='1000' delay='0']Medial and lateral epicondylitis are two common elbow conditions that affect a variety of athletes and can significantly impair arm function. While epicondylitis generally responds to conservative treatment, the course can be prolonged and it’s unclear whether some treatments may work better than others. In a study published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, several authors including TOBI faculty Drs. Kenneth Mautner and Allison Boden compared the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Tenex...

Jan 5

Ortho-Biologics for Ligament Repair and Reconstruction

Chahla et al. 2019 Over the past decade, the advancement in the use of orthobiologic therapies have evolved from stimulating the recovery process and restoring native or near-native tissue to incorporating symptom management. The most popular applications of biological modalities commonly treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries; and in some respects, they have served as adjuvants for conservative and surgical approaches to care. However, inconsistencies and limitations remain a challenge to documenting efficacious results because there is no clear algorithm...

Nov 19

PRP Superior to Steroid for Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis

A recently published study by an orthopedic group in Greece has found potential benefit to using platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections over steroid for treating trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis (OA). This location is the second most common in the hand for OA and can be significantly disabling by reducing thumb opposition and weakening pinch and grip strength as a result. The team noted positive findings for PRP use in arthritis in multiple recent studies and decided to trial the same...