At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine we try to keep our patients informed on what is trending in Orthopedics. And we really like what is trending these days. Sports medicine has moved away from just caring for elite athletes to now care a lot more for the general public. The…

Age is no longer a hindrance to compete at the highest level. What’s the secret? Have you noticed it too? – Professional athletes are still very successful at their sport in later years. New England’s Quarterback Tom Brady is a good example. He is 40 and still going strong US Women’s National Soccer Team star…

Ask the doctor   More and more patients visit us and complain about chronic pain in their joints or feet these days. Reason enough to share some thoughts what might be causing the pain, and how it can be treated. Often times we diagnose arthritis as the cause of pain in joints and feet. Arthritis…

PRP remains our main focus at Westcoastorthopedics these days. We wanted to share this interesting study from AAOs with you. It states not only that PRP can accelerate the healing process, it also shows that PRO treatment can be extremely helpful when it comes to healing fractures of long-bones that had not shown progressive evidence…

  Kim Kardashian West does it, the beauty industry discovers PRP treatment as the new “celebrity must-try” treatment. The advantages of using your own blood to heal are incredible!  Kardashian posted a picture of herself with specks of blood on her skin. It was taken right after the treatment. The PRP treatment – which magazines…

Stem Cell Injections can help heal elbow injuries

Platelet-rich Plasma injections (PRP) and now stem cell injections are the present and the future of sports medicine in regards to regenerative treatment. Dr. Keith Feder and his team wanted to share this interesting article from the Boston Globe. All athletes and weekend warriors who want to live pain free again, should to consider PRP or stem cell injections…

Stem cell therapy is thought to mediate repair via five primary mechanisms: 1) providing an anti-inflammatory effect, 2) homing to damaged tissues and recruiting other cells, such as endothelial progenitor cells, that are necessary for tissue growth, 3) supporting tissue remodeling over scar formation, 4) inhibiting apoptosis, and 5) differentiating into bone, cartilage, tendon, and ligament…

Bone marrow stem cell therapy is a very versatile treatment with a wide range of applications. At WCCOSSM in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, CA, we use this innovative treatment to promote healing in small and large joints such as hips, knees, ankles and elbows. For patients whose condition has been unresponsive to conservative approaches, bone…

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