Navigation Links
Platelet-rich plasma treatment shows potential for knee osteoarthritis
Date:2/13/2013

aseline and then one year after the PRP injection, physicians also evaluated the knee cartilage with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), something that has not previously been done by researchers in other PRP studies. The radiologists reading the MRIs did not know whether the examination was performed before or after the PRP treatment.

"The problem with a lot of the PRP studies is that most people have just used subjective outcome instruments, such as pain and function scores," said Hollis Potter, M.D., chief of the Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Hospital for Special Surgery, another author of the study. "But even when patients are blinded, they know there has been some treatment, so there is often some bias interjected into those types of studies. When you add MRI assessment, it shows you the status of the disease at that time, regardless of whether the patient is symptomatic or asymptomatic or they have good or poor function in the knee. You find out what the cartilage actually looks like. We can noninvasively assess the matrix or the building blocks of cartilage."

While previous studies have shown that patients with osteoarthritis can lose roughly five percent of knee cartilage per year, the HSS investigators found that a large majority of patients in their study had no further cartilage loss. "The knee can be divided into three compartments, the medial compartment, the lateral compartment and the patellofemoral compartment," said Dr. Halpern. "If we look at these compartments individually, which we did, in at least 73% of these cases, there was no progression of arthritis per compartment at one year. That is very significant, because longitudinal studies suggest a four to six percent progression of arthritis at one year."

Treatment with PRP was also useful in improving pain, stiffness and function. The investigators found that pain, measured by a standard test called the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Ind
'/>"/>

Contact: Phyllis Fisher
phyllis.fisher@gmail.com
212-606-1724
Hospital for Special Surgery
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Platelet-rich plasma therapy a safe option for cartilage damage, new study finds
2. High levels of vitamin D in plasma protects against bladder cancer
3. Combining plasma screening methods better identifies diagnostic and therapeutic targets
4. Scientist awarded $1 million grant to develop tools for hepatitis C treatment discovery
5. Clinical insight improves treatment with new lung cancer drug
6. Rapid Asthma Treatment in ER May Prevent Admission
7. Novel compound demonstrates anti-leukemic effect in zebrafish, shows promise for human treatment
8. Breast cancer patients suffer treatment-related side effects long after completing care
9. Mayo Clinic offers newly approved treatment for acid reflux disease
10. Mobile Stroke Units Might Trim Time to Treatment
11. Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects May Last for Years
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Volunteers from Scientology Churches and Missions ... drug education lectures, forums and conferences, information stands, sports ... the world. , Drug abuse is an international epidemic. ... abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs costs more than ... productivity and healthcare. , In the face of ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Datalogic brings ... in improving sanitation hospital wide. With their new ... spread of disease, like the devastating MRSA, which claimed ... Gryphon GD4400-HC 2D and the Gryphon GM4400-HC ... barcodes and can even read barcodes off of troublesome ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... U.S. health officials have concluded that it,s highly unlikely ... a safety mishap last month. But, the U.S. ... a moratorium on the transfer of any dangerous germs ... report issued Friday, the CDC outlined several measures the ... doesn,t occur again. Last month, as many as 75 ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Global enterprises today are shifting towards ... management activities. Managed services offer these global enterprises a ... slowdown resulted into rising operational costs to companies. The ... to be the global market driver for expanding the ... managed services market is estimated to grow from $142.75 ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (July 10, 2014) Obese and overweight firefighters ... health care providers, according to new research from ... Houston (UTHealth). , National guidelines state that health ... importance of maintaining a healthy weight. Firefighters have ... the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in firefighters. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientologists Taking Action against Drug Abuse 2Health News:Scientologists Taking Action against Drug Abuse 3Health News:Stop Spreading Disease with the New Disinfectant-Ready Bar Code Scanner 2Health News:Stop Spreading Disease with the New Disinfectant-Ready Bar Code Scanner 3Health News:CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare 2Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4
... and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than three times ... dementia than those without, according to research in the ... . Researchers from Argentina confirmed the link during ... 149 healthy controls, matched by age, sex and education. ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- ... actually measure up, according to new research. Dermatologists ... protection from the sun,s ultraviolet rays and found only ... which can penetrate glass. "The vast majority of ...
... and people in the southern United States who were newly ... years experienced greater HIV/AIDS-related morbidity compared to men and people ... The findings, published in the February 15 issue of ... to improve the health of these populations in order to ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay ... You tend to befriend others with similar or complementary ... University of California, San Diego found that gene clusters ... predisposition to befriend others in the same geographic area. ...
... other illnesses and patient embarrassment may prevent dermatologists, ... examinations, according to a report in the January ... of the JAMA/Archives journals. However, dermatologists are significantly ... conduct such screenings. Skin cancer is the ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) ... to the development of psychological disorders such as depression, researchers ... are more likely to become addicted to video games (which ... a lot of hours playing these games, have trouble fitting ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Adult ADHD significantly increases risk of common form of dementia 2Health News:Adult ADHD significantly increases risk of common form of dementia 3Health News:Despite Claims, Many Daily Moisturizers Don't Shield Against Sun: Study 2Health News:Despite Claims, Many Daily Moisturizers Don't Shield Against Sun: Study 3Health News:Sex, race, and geography influence health outcomes following primary HIV infection 2Health News:Your Genes Help You Choose Your Friends, Study Says 2Health News:Your Genes Help You Choose Your Friends, Study Says 3Health News:Clinicians cite time, patient embarrassment as barriers to performing skin cancer exams 2Health News:Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids 2Health News:Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids 3
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. ... memory and analog IC solutions, today announced that it ... 24, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (10:00 a.m. ... the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 30, 2014. ... dial 1-888-556-4997 before 6:50 a.m. Pacific time on July ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... has completed the sale to Galderma of all rights ... held by Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash, pursuant ... recently completed its acquisition of Galderma. ... products to a company that is firmly committed to ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) today ... dividend of $0.275 (27.5 cents) per share on the corporation,s ... to holders of record on July 21, 2014. ... to helping people on their path to better health as ... States . Through the company,s more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Zebras H 2824-Z Healthcare Starter Kit includes everything you need to start printing wristbands today: the H 2824-Z direct thermal printer, a pre-installed Media Adapter Guide, and a roll of adult-s...
... Hugs® system software presents only ... a familiar Windows-based PC environment. Up ... connected at other locations throughout the ... network (LAN). Nurses, security personnel and ...
... is designed to protect a wandering resident ... lost or injured. Such residents typically have ... have suffered a head injury., At-risk residents ... wrist or ankle, and points of exit ...
... be programmed to send hospital-defined ... device needs servicing, preventive maintenance ... patient or staff member needs ... ID-tag includes the current location ...
Medicine Products: