When Jason Lalli tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at age 26, he thought he would be fine as soon as he had his knee repaired. As a soccer player who competed through college and then on recreational teams, he knew that A.C.L. injuries could be debilitating but also that orthopedists could fix them.Read More
It’s one thing to be weak in the knees in the romantic sense – and quite another just to be weak in the knees. Show them some love with these exercises that target quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes – the muscles that contribute to healthy knee function and help prevent injury.Read More
Arthritis is a topic people want to learn more about, which is why the Providence Little Company of Mary's Center for Health Education held a public forum on arthritis education. Dr. Albert Reff was asked to be a guest presenter during the forum and was able to provide people with answers to their osteoarthritis concerns.Read More
The diagnosis of osteoporosis is usually made by your doctor using a combination of a complete medical history and physical examination, skeletal x-rays, bone densitometry, and specialized laboratory tests. If your doctor diagnoses low bone mass, he or she may want to perform additional tests to rule out the possibility of other diseases that can cause bone loss, including osteomalacia (a metabolic bone disease characterized by abnormal mineralization of bone) or hyperparathyroidism (overactivity of the parathyroid glands).Read More
Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy (BMC), also known as Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Therapy, is a cutting-edge regenerative therapy to help accelerate healing in moderate to severe osteoarthritis and tendon injuries. Similar to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), BMC harnesses the body’s natural ability to heal itself using regenerative cells found in bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft tissue found in the hollow interior of bones. In adults, marrow contains a rich reservoir that produces new blood cells, including regenerative cells. These cells can be extracted from a patient’s hip and used for BMC injection therapy.Read More
During the past several years, much has been written about a preparation called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and its potential effectiveness in the treatment of injuries.
Many famous athletes — Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal, and several others — have received PRP for various problems, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries. These types of conditions have typically been treated with medications, physical therapy, or even surgery. Some athletes have credited PRP with their being able to return more quickly to competition.Read More