Nov 21

Safety and Efficacy of Micro-Fractured Adipose Tissue for Knee Osteoarthritis

New research published by TOBI Faculty suggests autologous, micro-fractured, minimally manipulated adipose tissue may represent a nonsurgical treatment option for knee osteoarthritis patients seeking alternatives to total knee replacement. Congratulations Jay Panchal, MD, Gerard Malanga, MD, Mitchell Sheinkop, MD on this new publication in The American Journal of Orthopedics. Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous Injection of Lipogems Micro-Fractured Adipose Tissue for Osteoarthritic Knees To download or read the publication:

Nov 20

UPMC to Name Sports Medicine Building for Dr. Freddie Fu

Dr. Freddie Fu is honored as an icon who inspired the $80 million UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. Congratulations Dr. Freddy Fu. This dedication is well-deserved for your monumental contributions to sports medicine. We are honored to have you as a member of TOBI Faculty Alumni. Watch Dr. Fu's TOBI 2018 presentation here:

Nov 19

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...