Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Regenerative Therapies for Knee Osteoarthritis

Recently, an editor at the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia Angell, stated, “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines."  After 2 decades working for this highly acclaimed journal, Dr. Angell came to the conclusion that it is virtually impossible to recognized true, unbiased evidence based medicine, from research that has been influenced by money and outside motivations for publishing certain medical information.  This makes it difficult for physicians to practice unbiased medical care, as most physicians keep up with their modern medical knowledge via new journal articles that have been published in their respective fields. 

At TreatmentScores.com, the physicians and staff aim to quantify medical facts into one website of unbiased, evidence based information.  Recently, I have been researching the up and coming field of regenerative medicine.  As seen in the 
STAR™ Blocks below, osteoarthritis is being treated with PRP, exercise and adipose derived stem cells. 



From the statistic above, we can see that exercise, PRP and stem cells all significantly improve the patient's pain, function, and quality of life.  However, using the Treatment Score Calculator, the total score for the study, as seen below, only rates the overall study at a 50.  This is because we must take into account, not only the study's outcome, but also how the study was performed, the number of patients in the study, and the overall relevance of the study to the actual outcome of the study.




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