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Non surgical treatment options for sports injuries at Oregon Regenerative Medicine in Portland

Over 90% of sports injuries don’t require surgery. So why go to a surgeon?

Posted on February 25 By Oregon Regenerative Medicine

Over 90% of sports injuries don’t require surgery. So why go to a surgeon? Good question. Yet most injured athletes end up seeing a surgeon. Like Nate, who 10 years earlier had injured his right hip in a dirt bike fall. His pain and disability … Learn More » “Over 90% of sports injuries don’t require surgery. So why go to a surgeon?”

Natural ways to prevent the flu

Influenza Hospitalizations Highest on Record, CDC Says

Posted on February 9 By Oregon Regenerative Medicine

Should I get the flu vaccine to prevent influenza? Overall hospitalizations for influenza-like illness (ILI) are at their highest since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began collecting such data. A recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates that … Learn More » “Influenza Hospitalizations Highest on Record, CDC Says”

Hair restoration for men and women in Portland

PRP stimulates hair growth in men and women

Posted on January 18 By Oregon Regenerative Medicine

by Dr. Dhai Barr What is PRP Hair Restoration? Studies published over the last 10-years have found PRP injection to be an effective treatment to stimulate new hair growth in both men and women. PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a treatment that uses growth factors derived … Learn More » “PRP stimulates hair growth in men and women”

Repair knee cartilage loss with Platelet Rich Plasma

Does PRP repair knee OA? Another study says yes!

Posted on January 18 By Oregon Regenerative Medicine

Another study adds to the evidence that prp repairs arthritis of the knee  By Terrance Manning II, ND At Oregon Regenerative Medicine, we see PRP repair arthritis of the knee everyday. Despite a wealth of published clinical evidence, many physicians remain skeptical of the efficacy of PRP. Studies prove … Learn More » “Does PRP repair knee OA? Another study says yes!”

Taking NSAIDS has been shown to more than double the risk of total knee replacement

Doc Talks: OTC pain meds, the good, the bad and the alternatives. January 11, 6:30 PM

Posted on December 27 By Oregon Regenerative Medicine

Do NSAIDS increase the risk of total knee replacement? Americans take 30 Billion doses of OTC pain meds a year. Taking NSAIDS has been shown to more than double the risk of total knee replacement. The overall impact of NSAIDS on our nation’s health has been … Learn More » “Doc Talks: OTC pain meds, the good, the bad and the alternatives. January 11, 6:30 PM”

Avoid using NSAIDs for at least 5-days prior to PRP treatment at Oregon Regenerative Medicine

Platelet Rich Plasma ability to heal inhibited by OTC pain relievers

Posted on November 14 By Oregon Regenerative Medicine

NSAIDS inhibit the ability of Platelet Rich Plasma to stimulate tissue repair. Reporting in the June 2015 issue of Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine, Dr. Gert Schppinger and colleagues at the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery in Graz, Austria showed that NSAIDS inhibit … Learn More » “Platelet Rich Plasma ability to heal inhibited by OTC pain relievers”

Stem cells build cartilage better after weight loss

Stem cells build cartilage better with weight loss

Posted on November 14 By Oregon Regenerative Medicine

Stem cells are better able to build cartilage after weight loss. Research published in the International Journal of Obesity in November of 2012 has found that obesity caused by diet can alter the health of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Researchers demonstrated that stem cells build … Learn More » “Stem cells build cartilage better with weight loss”

PLAN Protocol for football concussions at Oregon Regenerative Medicine

Back to school means surge in concussion risk

Posted on October 14 By Oregon Regenerative Medicine

Follow up care found to be inadequate A 6-year study made by Blue-Cross Blue Shield found that the diagnoses of concussion have increased 43 percent from 2010 through 2015 in the U.S. Additionally, concussion diagnoses spiked 71 percent for patients ages 10 through 19 during the … Learn More » “Back to school means surge in concussion risk”