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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.

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 […]

Companies Respond to IOF Findings Related to Placental Tissue-Derived Products

By |January 5th, 2016|

A reference for information regarding placental derived products. This data includes company follow-up and statements / responses to our December 16, 2015 press release regarding an absence of stem cells in placental tissue-derived products.

Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Shines Light on False Claims about Stem Cell Products

By |December 16th, 2015|

BROOMFIELD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF), a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing education about regenerative orthopedic medicine, recently announced the results of independent lab tests showing an absence of live stem cells contained within placental tissue-derived products. Based on the findings of their research, many physicians are defrauding consumers by claiming that they are injecting “amniotic stem cells," but are in fact injecting dead tissue. A growing number of physicians nation-wide are claiming that these procedures can provide a cure for everything from arthritis to other areas of chronic pain [...]

Abstract claims living cells in placental-derived product
IOF’s rebuttal response to abstract

In Vitro Evaluation of Injectable, Placental Tissue-Derived Products for Orthopedic Applications

By |October 25th, 2015|

As presented at the First Annual Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Conference on October 23rd, here is a link to view our latest research poster “In Vitro Evaluation of Injectable, Placental Tissue-Derived Products for Orthopedic Applications”. This scientific poster was presented by Dustin Berger, IOF Research Scientist, who offered discussion on his current research, results, and methodologies. […]

This research page will summarize the risks and benefits of different interventional orthopedic treatments based upon our in-house research studies. We anticipate this empirically-derived information to help both consumers and physicians determine the best course of interventional treatment.

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