*Two Orthobiologic Questions*
#1 Is PRP (platelet rich plasma) considered a drug (or HCT/P)? NO
#2 Can a doctor advertise PRP treatment for orthopedic conditions?*
Yes, as long as the advertisement is based on accepted medical evidence (ie. studies showing beneficial human outcomes)
This is just my opinion :) (Based on some solid data though)
*Two Orthobiologic Questions*
The FDA is starting to get even more aggressive in enforcing their HCT/P regulations. The FDA statement yesterday makes it clear that what many of us have been saying for years is in fact true. #1 Stem cells, SVF, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid, Wharton’s Jelly, exosomes, and orthobiologics are all considered biologic drugs and ALL are improperly registered under section 361 for orthopedic applications.
*When is a level 2 scientific study NOT a level 2 scientific study?*
Answer: When it is a retrospective review of an insurance company database.
A recently published 2021 study by Dr. James Pritchett, is titled “The debit side of stem-cell joint injections: a prospective cohort study” and is listed as a Level 2 study by the journal…Current Orthopedic Practice.
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Chris Centeno, MD, founder of Regenexx and past President of the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation, has collated and linked worldwide research on bone marrow stem cells. Each circle in the pic represents a hyperlink to the article! This amazing project shows the explosive research interest in bone marrow derived stem cells for many clinical uses.
The Las Vegas MSK Ultrasound And Orthobiologics Training Course has announced a new partnership with Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation. On August 1, 2021, the day after our 3 day MSK Ultrasound and Orthobiologics Course, IOF is sponsoring a 1 day lecture and cadaver course in Las Vegas called Foundations in Orthobiologics. Tuition is $1000 for the course or only $500 if attending our MSK Ultrasound and Orthobiologics Course.
The video shows another example of the merging of orthobiologics and orthopedic surgery. Here I repair a troubling lateral meniscal tear with circumferential sutures and then augment the repair with platelet rich plasma injected at the menisco-capsular junction.
Another study showing bone marrow concentrate equal to or better than a surgical procedure …this time for aneurysmal bone cyst….
Here is a recent article showing another application of bone marrow concentrate in orthopedics…this time for treating aneurysmal bone cysts. Percutaneous injection of BMC and DBM and PRF was equivalent to the the more invasive standard of care of curettage and bone grafting. 80% healed after a single percutaneous injection versus 74% healed after a more invasive surgical curettage and bone grafting.
Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation is a multi-disciplinary nonprofit with a mission to provide evidence based, fellowship level, hands-on training in the clinical use of orthobiologics….from basic science to imaging guidance. At $400 per year for a physician membership and $300 per year for a non-physician membership, it is an affordable way to learn about the latest evidence based standards.