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Your Right to Use Autologous Orthobiologics May be Threatened

By |December 20th, 2016|

We Need to Organize in Denver in February 2017

Many of you may know that the FDA held a hearing this fall on stem cell clinics and new guidelines that could restrict your ability to use orthobiologics such as autologous bone marrow concentrate and fat grafts.

That was followed up by a recent NEJM article where the […]

IOF2017: MSCs are Not Stem Cells?

By |November 28th, 2016|

Arnie Caplan is widely considered the father of mesenchymal stem cells. He now takes the view that MSCs aren’t stem cells and that he should have never given them that name. He also believes that the primary function of these cells is paracrine, so he calls them “medicinal signaling cells”.

While, at many physician regenerative medicine […]

Can Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Regenerate a Degenerative Disc?

By |November 21st, 2016|

This slide was provided by Dr. Greg Lutz who will discuss his two year findings from his PRP Lumbar Disc Study at #IOF2017 in Denver, Colorado. What do you think? Do you also see lumbar discs regenerate with PRP or BMC?

Attend the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation’s 2017 Annual Conference to learn more about this thought-provoking topic […]

Learn About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Dosage in Tendons at #IOF2017

By |November 16th, 2016|

If you’re using 3-5X PRP in tendons you may be under dosing certain patients. Two articles have been published suggesting that higher concentrations of PRP cause tenocyte inhibition. Given that both studies had serious design flaws, Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) scientists repeated these experiments.

Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Announces Fellowship Grants

By |September 19th, 2016|

As part of its commitment to furthering the quality of education in the field of interventional orthopedics, the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded two prestigious universities and medical centers in the United States for the 2016-2017 academic year. The grants were awarded through the Foundation and provided a total […]

Regenerative Orthopedics Offer New Hope to Injured Soldiers

By |June 16th, 2016|

Future of Personal Health reports on how regenerative orthopedic procedures are helping soldiers recover from traumatic injuries.

Summary of Patient Registry Database Statistics and Benefits

By |February 26th, 2016|

The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) Patient Registry Database is a tool developed to assist physician providers, with long-term patient tracking for practice improvement, outcomes management, adverse effects, and efficient, successful participation in benchmarking. This document provides an At-a-Glance look at the benefits for doctors and patients alike, as well as specifics on the information collected.

To […]

Wounded Warrior Program Update

By |February 18th, 2016|

Another Wounded Warrior was treated with his own stem cells at the facility of one of our participating members. This patient is a former Coast Guard who suffered hip and knee injuries while performing his duties as a helicopter-based search and rescue operator.

With 24 practices across the US, the IOF is opening doors for Wounded […]

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Why the IOF is Studying its Effects on Cultured Cells

By |February 16th, 2016|

By Dustin Berger, M.S.

Platelets are small cell fragments within our blood that play important roles in the wound healing process. In addition to being responsible for stopping blood flow at a site of injury, platelets are loaded full of beneficial growth factors. Increased interest in platelet biology began over 40 years ago, with cell culture […]

Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Receives Additional Funding to Further Advance the Organization

By |February 4th, 2016|

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF), a 501c3 non-profit organization has announced a $960,000 gift from cable television executive John C. Malone, to continue its dedication to educate and serve as a resource to physicians and the public who seek to understand the growing field of interventional orthopedics, which includes the development and availability […]