Nov 18

PRP Superior to Steroid for Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis

A recently published study by an orthopedic group in Greece has found potential benefit to using platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections over steroid for treating trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis (OA). This location is the second most common in the hand for OA and can be significantly disabling by reducing thumb opposition and weakening pinch and grip strength as a result. The team noted positive findings for PRP use in arthritis in multiple recent studies and decided to trial the same...

Sep 14

TOBI Faculty & Alumni Travel to Japan

TOBI Faculty, Kentaro Onishi, DO is among three AMSSM selected Junior Traveling Fellows for the Sept. 17-Oct. 2, 2019 trip to Japan with TOBI Alumni and Senior Fellow Brian Halpern, MD, a Founder and Past President of AMSSM. Dr. Onishi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of PM&R and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He volunteered as a physician during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, and will serve on the IOC medical team during the...

Sep 11

TOBI Faculty Help Veterans Relieve Pain After Combat

TOBI Faculty Rikin Patel, MD, Steve Sampson, DO, Ken Mautner, MD, Danielle Aufiero, MD, Gerard Malanga, MD treat military veterans to heal their lingering pain from combat. Read the news article: https://abc7.com/health/la-doctor-helps-veterans-relieve-pain-after-combat/4205703/ Watch the news story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFSiP97xaE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFSiP97xaE