Going to the doctor’s office can be a nerve-racking experiences for many people. As such, patients have the option of seeking care from another clinician if they feel their current physician isn't meeting their needs. While each doctor may be unique, there are common traits that most patients look for in their physician. Here are the most important characteristics, according to MedPage Today:
Does your physician measure up?
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At the New England Stem Cell Institute our entire staff strives to meet and exceed these traits. Call us today to see if we can help you!
A new study published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine showed that a single injection of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) was both more effective and longer lasting than a cortisone injection for the treatment of symptomatic gluteus medius tendinitis.
80 patients were randomized to receive either a PRP injection or a cortisone under, both under ultrasound guidance. The PRP injection resulted in greater improvement in pain and function than a single cortisone injection. The improvement after the PRP injection was sustained at 2 years, whereas the improvement from the steroid injection was maximal at 6 weeks and not maintained beyond 24 weeks.
The gluteus medius is a muscle deep to the gluteus maximus. The gluteus medius tendon attaches to the side of the hip bone, known as the greater trochanter. The main function of the gluteus medius to help rotate or turn the hip outwards and to help stabilize the hip and leg.
Pain over the greater trochanter is most often misdiagnosed as "trochanteric bursitis," and patients routinely receive cortisone injections to treat it. But studies increasingly show that the underlying problem far more commonly is glute med tendinitis. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory. But the underlying problem is wear and tear of the tendon, much more than inflammation. And cortisone not only does little to help repair the damage, it can actually cause more harm to the tissue! PRP, on the other hand, actually stimulates a natural repair of the damaged tendon.
A new study published last month in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences showed that moderate physical activity (MPA) can delay the worsening of mild knee osteoarthritis (OA).
The study looked a 4 groups of rats. In the control group the biological markers of OA were all significantly increased over time. But in the MPA group the anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective biomarkers were elevated, and the inflammatory markers were reduced.
Physical inactivity represents the 4th leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. Regular exercise is highly beneficial for the management of many common chronic diseases, with substantial evidence for the benefits in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and musculoskeletal conditions, including knee OA.
Are you considering "decompression shoulder surgery" (also known as subacromial decompression) for rotator cuff impingement?
A new study published in the Jan. 15, 2019 issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine showed that "subacromial decompression surgery provided no important benefit compared with placebo surgery or exercise therapy, and probably carries a small risk of serious harms."
Surgeons have hypothesized that shoulder impingement arises due the rotator cuff tendons getting pinched between the ball of the shoulder and the overhanging portion the shoulder blade (the acromion).
This mechanistic hypothesis has driven the use of subacromial decompression surgery—removal of the subacromial bursa and some bone from the acromion to prevent impingement on the rotator cuff tendons.
But the new British study calls into question the wisdom and benefits of surgery.
If you're looking for non-surgical alternatives to your orthopedic or musculoskeletal condition look no further than Valley Sports Physicians. For over 23 years we've been leaders and pioneers in non-surgical orthopedics. Contact us today!
Jan. 19, 2019 | Jupiter, FL
Dr. Tortland was the Moderator and a featured instructor at a stem cell and regenerative medicine course hosted by the Regenerative Medicine Training Institute. The hands-on course, titled "Hands-On Orthobiologics Clinical Applications, Techniques and Procedures for Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Pain Management and Spine," saw 20 physicians from around the country (and one from the Philippines!) learn the knowledge and essential skills needed to begin to introduce regenerative medicine into their practices. Dr. Tortland moderated the morning's didactic lecture session, and he was an instructor in the afternoon's hands-on cadaver lab workshops. He also performed a live patient treatment in front of the group. (Dr. Tortland holds a valid Florida medical license.) Dr. Tortland is an internationally recognized teacher in the field of Regenerative Medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
A newly-published study in the Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Research shows that using a wearable therapeutic home ultrasound device can significantly improve symptoms. The device, known as the samSport®, delivers up to 4 hours a day of continuous low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS). Patients wore the samSport® device for 4 hours a day for 6 weeks, and they saw a dramatic improvement in their pain and function. The samSport® is painless and non-invasive, and it can be worn during normal daily activities.
The samSport® can also be used to treat pain from chronic sprains & strains, such as Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff injuries, patellar tendinitis, and Achilles tendinitis, as well as muscle injuries.
We are one of the first practices in New England to use the samSport® device. Call us today to learn more (860) 430-2821. CLICK HERE to learn more about the samSport® treatment. You can also visit the samSport® web site: www.zetroz.com/sam
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