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  • TOPICAL ICE IS A GREAT PAIN RELIEVER BUT NOT DIRECTLY ON THE SKIN

    Topical ice or cold pads are our preferred methods to relieve pain after surgery or after PRP or stem cell injections: but never directly on the skin.

    As the accompanying picture shows, when ice is applied directly to the skin a burn can result. This patient injured her knee and applied ice directly to the skin. A mild burn resulted. She then bumped her knee resulting in a superficial skin breakdown. Her skin is healing well but we counsel our patients that ice should always be applied over a cloth.

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  • AQUABIKE IS A BETTER TRIATHLON

    Triathlons have had 2 basic problems: running injuries and excessive training times. Aquabike is a relatively new competition that solves both problems.


    Aquabike, which is growing rapidly, simply means a combined competition of swimming and cycling without the running. While running is terrific exercise, it is also very hard on the joints of most adults – especially when the running is on asphalt or concrete as is usually the case. My office is filled with runners with knee, back, and other problems caused by the repetitive pounding of regular running. Cycling and swimming can have their own overuse injuries but the incidence and severity are much less. And since cycling is primarily a lower body exercise and swimming extensively involves the core and upper body, Aquabike provides great conditioning balance: there is no need for the extra lower body workout provided by running.

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  • FACIAL REJUVENATION PRP TREATMENT USING YOUR OWN GROWTH FACTORS FOUND TO WORK BETTER RATHER THAN “READYMADE” AS ANTI-AGING WRINKLE TREATMENT.

    Microneedling using PRP (platelet rich plasma) obtained from a small blood draw is a proven relatively painless technique of opening pores to allow growth factors to penetrate deeply to reduce wrinkles and help rejuvenate skin. There are no injections and no cutting of skin.

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  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Knee Disorders

    Dr. Prodromos presented the "Diagnosis and Treatment of Knee Disorders" to a room full of chiropractic doctors on October 19, 2017.

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  • Is There Any Benefit in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients Older Than 60 Years?

    When I began my Orthopaedic Sportsmedicine practice in 1985 ACL reconstruction was generally reserved for young athletes. Over the years the acceptable age for reconstruction has gradually increased. Several studies have shown good outcomes in patients in their 50s. But what about even older individuals? There has been very little data in patients over 60 years of age. However a recent European study looked at a cohort of a dozen patients between 60 and 63 years of age with no significant arthritic changes in their knee at presentation. All patients had restoration of knee stability by ACLR, with no major complications. 10 of 12 patients resumed their prior sports activities. Follow-up was 2-6 years and there was no significant progression of arthritis. Ratings were greatly improved overall. While all patients in their 60s are not candidates this study shows that for a selected group in this age range ACL reconstruction is beneficial.

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  • American Academy Regenerative Medicine
  • American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • isakos
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery Academy
  • International Cartilage Repair Society