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Stem Cell Procedures as the next wave in Sports Medicine:

With a painful shot in October that left him unable to bend his prized arm for days, Red Sox lefthander Drew Pomeranz joined what he and others hope is a transformative development in sports medicine.

High Rate of Return to Running following Hip Arthroscopic Surgery

Ninety-six percent of patients who were recreational or competitive runners prior to developing hip bone spurs returned to their sport within nine months of arthroscopic surgery, according to new research.

Biologic Treatments for Sports Injuries II Think Tank—Current Concepts, Future Research, and Barriers to Advancement, Part 1

There has long been an interest in biologics for treatment of sports medicine injuries, although the past few decades of research have largely focused on anatomic, biomechanical, and clinical outcome studies of surgical treatments for ligament, tendon, rotator cuff, and cartilage injuries.

What Is the Association of Elite Sporting Activities With the Development of Hip Osteoarthritis?

Male athletes participating in certain elite sporting activities may be at an increased risk for development of hip osteoarthritis (OA) later in life. However, the strength of the association of participation in sporting activities with the increased risk of hip OA has not been well summarized.

Super DoctorsRising Stars with Texas Super Doctors

Dr. Mufaddal Gombera was honored by his peers and voted as Super Doctors Rising Star for 2017.

Dana White Looking For a Fight: Episode 5

Dana, Matt and Nick head to Houston, Texas for a trip like no other. The guys attempt to cowboy up on horseback and then upgrade to bull riding. Dana takes a spill, and comes to see Dr. Gombera about his knee.

Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a University of Missouri researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, during adolescence and young adulthood, had greater hip and lumbar spine bone mineral density than those who did not...

Study links psychological distress to greater shoulder pain and disability

Results from this prospective, cross-sectional study demonstrated catastrophic thinking and lower self-efficacy were linked with more shoulder pain and disability among patients who presented with shoulder pain and had no history of shoulder surgery...

Study: Are football players too obese?

In the world of American football, there is a stigma that players need to increase their overall body size to make an impact on the field. But, new research from a Grand Valley State University movement science professor and one of his students suggests that being bigger doesn't mean being better—or healthier...

Tobacco use linked with more complications after ACL reconstruction

Researchers of this database study discovered significantly higher rates of infection, venous thromboembolism and subsequent reconstruction within 90 days following arthroscopic-assisted anterior ACL reconstruction among patients who used tobacco compared with non-tobacco users...

MedSport Studies HGH for ACL Repair

The diagnosis is a different kind of blow. After surgery and months of a long rehabilitation process, most patients never regain their full pre-injury strength. One in three NFL players who tear an ACL never play professional football again. Young athletes’ careers can stall before they begin, and even weekend warriors face a greater likelihood of arthritis and knee replacement surgery in the decades following injury...

Platelet‐rich Plasma in Orthopaedic Applications: Evidence‐based Recommendations for Treatment

Autologous platelet‐rich plasma (PRP) therapies have seen a dramatic increase in breadth and frequency of use for orthopaedic conditions in the past 5 years. Rich in many growth factors that have important implications in healing, PRP can potentially regenerate tissue via multiple mechanisms...

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections for the Treatment of Hamstring Injuries

A hamstring injury is one of the most common types of injury affecting athletes. Despite this, the optimal management of hamstring muscle injuries is not yet defined. The effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy on the recovery of hamstring injuries is unclear...

Patellar Tendon Healing With Platelet-Rich Plasma

The patellar tendon has limited ability to heal after harvesting its central third. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) could improve patellar tendon healing...

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Arthroscopic Repair of Medium to Large Rotator Cuff Tears

Two main questions about the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for regeneration purposes are its effect on the speed of healing and the quality of healing. Despite recent numerous studies, evidence is still lacking in this area, especially in a representative patient population with medium to large rotator cuff tears...

Ultrasound-Guided Injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Hyaluronic Acid, Separately and in Combination, for Hip Osteoarthritis

The effectiveness of intra-articular platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections has been evaluated in knee chondroplasty and osteoarthritis (OA); however, little evidence of its efficacy in hip OA exists...

The Anti-inflammatory and Matrix Restorative Mechanisms of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Osteoarthritis

Intra-articular (IA) treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for osteoarthritis (OA) results in improved patient-reported pain and function scores...

Treatment of Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears in the Elbow With Platelet-Rich Plasma

Studies have demonstrated the potential of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to heal damaged tissue. To date, there are no published reports of clinical outcomes of partial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears of the elbow treated with PRP...

Platelet-Rich Plasma as a Treatment for Patellar Tendinopathy

Previous studies have shown improvement in patellar tendinopathy symptoms after platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, but no randomized controlled trial has compared PRP with dry needling (DN) for this condition...

Ongoing Positive Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Corticosteroid Injection in Lateral Epicondylitis

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to be a general stimulation for repair and 1-year results showed promising success percentages...

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