Apr 18

TOBI Faculty Dr. Gerry Malanga, MD, Awarded Research Grant to Treat Active-Duty Military Personnel

Congratulations TOBI Faculty Gerry Malanga, for the new research grant you and your team were awarded to Treat Active-Duty Military Personnel. Dr. Gerard Malanga, MD, Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, Dr. Nathan Hogaboom, PhD, received a $590,000 award from the Geneva Foundation for the use of Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue to Treat Meniscal Injuries in Active-Duty Military Personnel. Knee injuries are common among active-duty military personnel. One of the most common knee injuries is a meniscus tear, which can have several...

Mar 8

Amniotic Fluid Products Probably Don’t Contain Stem Cells, but May Still Modulate Healing

In vivo amniotic fluid is known to contain growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which prior research has suggested may aid in tissue healing. Several companies have injectable amniotic fluid products  (AFPs) on the market based on this  prior research, but it’s unclear exactly what the composition of these AFPs is and whether they contain viable MSCs that could participate in healing. To clarify these lingering questions, upcoming TOBI conference speaker Dr. Panero and several of his colleagues at...

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...