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Mar 02, 2023

Non-surgical Treatments for Lateral Epicondylitis and Medial Epicondylitis: Tenex versus Platelet-Rich Plasma

Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) and lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) are among the most common elbow pathologies affecting people aged between 40 and 50 years. Although epicondylitis is often a self-limiting

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Feb 06, 2023

What is A2M and what is the data for A2M in Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is common problem causing joint disease. Alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M), a naturally occurring macromolecule that is found in the blood serum, and studies have demonstrated that Alpha-2-Macroglobulin, or

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Jan 22, 2023

Lipogems Receives Approval from the FDA to Study the Lipogems System for Knee Osteoarthritis

Lipogems iannounces approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study for treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA), and enrolls the first patient into the

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Jan 21, 2023

Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy for Dupuytren’s contracture: What is the Evidence?

Dupuytren’s disease is a hand deformity that takes years to advance and often begins with nodules and bands, that are sometimes painful. Often mistakenly diagnosed as arthritis or tendinitis, the current treatment

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Jan 16, 2023

Journal Watch: Radial Shockwave Therapy Has Similar Results to Focused Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

DeLuca et al (2021) found that patients treated with shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis had similar outcomes when treated with only radial shock wave treatments compared to a combination of radial and focused

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Jan 16, 2023

Journal Watch: Efficacy of Shockwave in Plantar Fasciitis Increases when Combined with a Plantar-Fascia Specific Strethcing Program

In a recent randomized controlled study by Rompe et al. (2015), patients received radial shock wave therapy weekly for 3 weeks alone or in combination with an 8-week plantar fascia specific stretching program.

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Jan 15, 2023

How Does Shockwave Work for Tendon Pain

Tendon injuries, or tendinopathy are common, and there is strong evidence for the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for chronic tendinopathy. Despite the clinical success of the treatment the mechanism of action of

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Dec 28, 2022

Journal Watch: NEW Study Supports Proposed Mechanism of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) for Managing Low Back Pain

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is often used to treat low back pain, but the underlying mechanisms of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine has been debated. In this randomized controlled trail, MRI was used to

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Dec 18, 2022

Journal Watch: The effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on pain and disability in patients with chronic neck pain

In a recent single-blinded, cross-over, randomized control trial by Cholewicki et al. patients were enrolled to evaluate the effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on pain and disability in patients with chronic

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Sep 06, 2022

Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Delay the Need for a Knee Replacement?

In a recent study by Sánchez et al. suggests that PRP injections into the knee were helpful in delaying a total knee replacement in patients with knee arthritis.

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