As the climax of the annual recreational running season approaches – the Hood to Coast Relay just finished, and thousands of runners are still training for The Portland Marathon in October – the wear and tear on all those running and flexing knee joints also reaches its peak. The harder a runner treats his or […]
Promising new treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA) and acute injuries such as meniscal tears are in progress. Researchers are closer than ever to finding the way to regrow cartilage and tissue. But while extensive clinical trials are still underway, regenerative treatments are considered experimental by the FDA which means knee replacement surgery might seem like their best option for […]
After letting knee pain gradually slow her down, Dr. Lawson had finally found a way to keep her symptoms under control. She said “Between health supplements and HA injections my knees were feeling good,” she was able to keep up with her garden, SWAT team, and work without pain. But being a physician at […]
Although the pain of osteoarthritis (OA) had not yet shown up in her knees, Dr. Lawson was quick to see the benefits her patients were having through treatments at Reflex. She learned about the studies behind Hyaluronic Acid injections and supplements like Fish Oil and their benefits in treating inflammation, the driving force behind OA, […]
Waking up on her 30th birthday to pain in her thumbs, later associated with osteoarthritis (OA), came as no surprise to Dr. Fran Lawson. “With OA, it’s genetics. My mom [who went to medical school as well] understood what it was and she had OA everywhere; her spine, her hands, her knees, she would medicate with […]
Reflex is pleased to announce that we will now be offering Stem Cell Therapy for knee osteoarthritis (OA). This breakthrough treatment uses the body’s own regenerative mechanisms to not only slow down the inflammation process, but also potentially heal damaged tissue through cartilage regeneration. Research on stem cell therapy for medical conditions has been […]
Some exciting news was published earlier this year in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatology – researchers from the University of Iowa have discovered that a synthetic gel capable of repairing cartilage may also prevent development of osteoarthritis (OA). James Martin, Ph.D., assistant professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Iowa, and his […]
They found that at 4 weeks after implantation, partial damage repair could be seen. After 12 weeks they observed a “smooth surface… similar to normal cartilage”. This is significant – since not only did it successfully generate healthy cartilage, but there were also no side effects observed in the rats.