April 3, 2019
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:
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March 26, 2019
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.
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March 2, 2019
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).
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February 6, 2019
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.”
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January 19, 2019
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.
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December 14, 2018
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.
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