Systemic effects of cortisone injections including cartilage damage

Systemic and local side-effects of corticosteroid injections including joint destruction A patient will often come into our office with conflicting ideas about cortisone injections. The patient will tell us that his/her other doctors told them that cortisone injections are safe, effective, and will help their pain, if used sparingly. But, intuitively, the patient had doubts …

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Stem Cell Therapy and PRP Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Traditional methods of treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include wearing a splint at night or injections of cortisone to reduce swelling. If these measures are not successful, carpal tunnel release surgery, which sections the tough transverse carpal ligament and relieves pressure on the median nerve, may be performed. Despite some people having good success with surgery, …

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Unresolved Wrist Pain – Research from the Darrow Stem Cell Institute

We have seen many patients over the years who were looking for options to an arthroscopic wrist surgery for their unresolved wrist pain. They, like you perhaps, had a wrist pain that an MRI could not explain and their doctors felt that exploratory arthroscopic surgery may help find this pain. While the surgeons explored, the …

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