Cartilage regeneration

Prof. Tahsin Beyzadeoglu – Keynote speaker at regenerative medicine conference 9-11 September 2021 in Dubai

Prof. Tahsin Beyzadeoğlu was born in 1971 in Bursa, Turkey. After graduating Trakya University Faculty of Medicine in 1994, he accomplished his specialty education in the year of 2000 at İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Prof. Tahsin Beyzadeoğlu has served as Team Physician of Turkish Men’s National Basketball Team …

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The Future of Regen Med Depends on a Change in Thinking

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” -Issac Asimov, Foundation As a nerdy teenager reading science fiction books and engaged in science, Issac Asimov was kind of a hero to me in the same way that sports figures were to most kids. His quote above is important to understand how medicine needs to evolve …

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(NATURE REVIEWS) Intra-articular treatment options for knee osteoarthritis

intra-articular drug delivery has a number of advantages over systemic administration; however, for the past 20 years, intra-articular treatment options for the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) have been limited to analgesics, glucocorticoids, hyaluronic acid (HA) and a small number of unproven alternative therapies. Although HA and glucocorticoids can provide clinically meaningful benefits to an appreciable number of patients, emerging evidence indicates that the apparent effectiveness of these treatments is largely a result of other factors, including the placebo effect.

AV Necrosis and non-surgical treatment? A case report!

Osteonecrosis is a disease where a section of the bone dies off. This usually happens in the hip, but it can also happen in the knee (1). Oftentimes the disease has no known cause. However, one of the causes of osteonecrosis that is well researched is steroid use (like anti-inflammatory steroids given for pain). Abbreviations for Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Knee include SPONK and SONK.

Intra‑ and postoperative assessment of femoral component rotation in total knee arthroplasty: an EKA knee expert group clinical review

Malrotation of the femoral component after primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most important problems leading to painful TKA requiring revision surgery. Methods A comprehensive systematic review of the literature was performed to present current evidence on how to optimally place the femoral component in TKA. Several landmarks and techniques for intraoperative determination of femoral component placement and examination of their reliability were analyzed. Results 2806 articles were identifed and 21 met the inclusion criteria. As there is no unquestioned gold standard, numerous approaches are possible which come along with specifc advantages and disadvantages. In addition, imaging modalities and measurements regarding postoperative femoral component rotation were also investigated.

Stem cells for knee issues? Can they help?

There are lots of different types of treatments out there that are called “knee stem cells,” but few involve any actual stem cells. For example, a common one is called an “umbilical cord” stem cell therapy, but this is a scam. Why? Our lab and several others has done this research and shown that the umbilical cord products being used by these clinics contain no actual mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), despite claims to the contrary (1-3). You will have to log in or register to view the full content.

ROTATOR CUFF TEARS – STEM CELL THERAPY, PRP, CORTISONE AND SURGERY

“Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common shoulder problems that usually require operative treatments. Therapeutic options used to repair ruptured tendons have consisted of suture, autografts, allografts (transplants), and synthetic prostheses.

Although surgical treatments have improved dramatically up to now, shoulder pathology is still challenging to orthopedic surgery primarily because these injuries often respond poorly to treatment and require prolonged rehabilitation.

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