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Jul 10, 2021

Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells for Medial Meniscus Tears: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) is a safe and reliable source of mesenchymal stem cells, and one of the few forms of stem cell delivery in compliance with the US FDA guidelines. A randomized, double-blind,

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Jul 10, 2021

Are PRP injections better than corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain due to degenerative changes to the plantar fascia. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, PRP was found to be more effective in relieving pain and improving

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Jul 10, 2021

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) stem cells for Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is common. Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) injections are a reliable source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). In this systematic review, bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells were

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Jul 10, 2021

Orthobiologics and Stem Cells for the Treatment of Meniscal Tears: What is the Evidence?

In recent randomized controlled studies, meniscus surgery was no better than nonoperative treatment. Due to limitations in surgical management, there is a trend toward trying to maintain as much vital meniscal tissue as

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Jul 07, 2021

Intrameniscal Injections: Are Percutaneous Orthobiologic Injections a Feasible Option for Meniscal Tears?

The meniscus is essential to a health knee joint, and acts as a shock absorber and helps stabilize the joint. An injury to the meniscus can impact the joint and increase load on the cartilage predisposing patients to

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Jul 05, 2021

Micro-fragmented adipose tissue (Lipogems) is an efficacious treatment option for patients with degenerative arthritis and degenerative meniscal tears

Degenerative meniscus tears are a common and associated with knee osteoarthritis. Surgery for degenerative meniscus tears remains controversial, and there remains a lack of treatment alternatives for patients who have

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Jul 04, 2021

Is minimally invasive trigger finger surgery safe?

When trigger fingers do not resolve with conservative treatment (NSAIDs, therapy, cortisone injections) patient are often offered surgery. A recent prospective study by Colberg et al. showed a 97% success rate with a

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Jul 02, 2021

Hydrodissection: An Alternatives to Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

The median nerve travels through a narrow tunnel at the wrist and if compressed or irritated can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Local cortisone injections are common practice, but in most cases symptom returned in 2 to 4

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Jun 30, 2021

Understanding Massachusetts Concussions Laws

In 2010 Massachusetts passed safety regulations for school athletic programs, and detailed policies and procedures to protect student athletes after a concussion.

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Jun 29, 2021

High School Football: What Are the Chances of Injury?

A variety of injuries have been documented among high school football players, and the proper management and care of the injured athlete is integral to ensuring a proper return to play and mitigating future injury.

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