Dr Emmanuel
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Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Stem cell therapy shows potential for difficult-to-treat refractory angina patient population

A study using a stem cell therapy to treat challenging refractory angina (RA) patients demonstrated promising results, including improved exercise time, reduced angina and reduced mortality. The RENEW results were presented today as a late-breaking clinical trial at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2016 Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla. Source: Science Daily […]


Platelet-rich plasma injections may lead to improvements in tissue healing

After platelet-rich plasma injections, researchers have described the structural change in the healing process as well as improvement in patients’ pain and function, in a new report. Source: Science Daily Read more


Total knee arthroplasty: analysis shows EXPAREL reduces length of hospital stay and improves discharge status compared to standard analgesic modality

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced results of new data showing that EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) infiltration compared to a standard analgesic regimen in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) significantly decreased the length of hospital stay and increased the likelihood that a patient would be discharged to their home rather than a care facility […]


Measuring severity of spinal cord injuries

Injuries to the spinal cord partially or completely disrupt the neural pathways between the brain and the limbs. The consequences for the representation of the affected limbs in the brain can be drastic. Researchers have now measured how severely this representation is affected. Source: Science Daily Read more


Preventing long-term complications of an ACL tear

A torn ACL (also known as the anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the most common knee injuries, with as many as 200,000 cases per year in the U.S. Young people under the age of 20 are at particular risk, in part because of participation in sports. Source: Medical Xpress Read more


Rate of injuries among youth soccer players doubled, new study finds

From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of injuries increased by 111 percent among youth 7-17 years of age, a new article reports. Source: Science Daily Read more


Study indicates stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury helps patients regain some function

A clinical trial testing the effect of a stem cell therapy on patients with complete cervical cord injury is showing encouraging results, according to the company producing the new treatment. Source: Stem Cells Portal Read more


Swimming is an effective part of the treatment for fibromyalgia, study suggests

Swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and improve quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia Source: Science Daily Read more


Coping with Chronic Knee Pain

Cases of chronic knee pain have increased a lot in the last 20 years As the knee is the main joint people use for walking, a good understanding of long-lasting knee pain can be important. Source: Medical News Today Read more


REGENEXX: NEW STEM CELL SAFETY PAPER

Colorado-based Regenexx has, according to the June 15, 2016 news release, published “the world’s largest stem cell safety paper. The study was published in International Orthopaedics (March 30, 2016). The purpose of the study was to determine if mesenchymal-stem-cell-based therapies [MSC] are safe procedures when used for orthopedic degenerative conditions or injuries, and it included 2,372 subjects […]


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