Dr Emmanuel
Dr Emmanuel
Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Surgery Vs. Physical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, you may eventually be faced with a decision about whether to have surgery. However, you might be just as well off with physical therapy. A new study found that patients who followed a specific physical therapy program had similar outcomes to those who had surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. […]

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PRP shows potential for treating Achilles tendinosis

Terry Stanton Study examines treatment effects in insertional and noninsertional cases Pain of the Achilles tendon is among the most frequent causes of pain among patients seen at foot and ankle practices. The common cause, chronic Achilles tendinosis, is the result of poor vascularization and of microtears in the collagen fibers due to repetitive overuse. […]

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PRP May Be Effective Treatment for RCT

Maureen Leahy Aprospective cohort study indicates that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection may be a safe and cost-effective treatment alternative for rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) without a full-thickness tear of the rotator cuff. The results are presented in Scientific Poster P318, “Platelet Rich Plasma Injection as an Alternative Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tendinitis of Shoulder,” selected […]

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Low Back Pain Triggers: Many Are Modifiable

Triggers for an episode of low back pain include both physical factors, such as manual tasks involving heavy loads and awkward posture, and psychosocial factors, such as fatigue, during performance of a task. Odds ratios for these triggers ranged from 2.7 to 25.0, according to results from a case-crossover study, led by Daniel Steffens at […]

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  • California Medical Association
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society