Chronic wounds are debilitating to a patient’s quality of life, pose a clinical challenge to physicians, and impose financial burden on the health-care system. New treatment options are therefore highly sought after. Ultrasound debridement is a promising technology that functions to disperse bacterial biofilms, increase blood flow to the wound site and stimulate wound healing.
Amniotic products have been used successfully for over a century in the setting of problematic tissue healing and have enjoyed a stellar safety record. Following recent clinical success with treating orthopedic injuries, there has been renewed interest in the treatments for musculoskeletal disease and injury. An abundance of scientific and clinical evidence has demonstrated the
What You’re Really Getting with an Injection of Steroids Most patients are familiar with steroid injections, but most have no idea that PRP injections are an alternative to treat many of the same issues. Let’s review what you’re really getting when you get a steroid injection. Cartilage Damage High-dose steroid injections destroy cartilage. That steroid
Dr. Jose A. Rivera, DPM, FABFAS Director, Foot & Ankle Services at OrthoRegenX While traditional amniotic products don’t have live stem cells, they do have two interesting things going for them. First, they may have unique cytokines and growth factors that may help tissue healing. Second, and likely more important, is that they are likely