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Studies Supporting Stem Cell & PRP Treatments

Stemcells / PrP (Platelet-rich plasma) to help with backpain, knee OA, shoulder OA, hip OA

Pre- and post-treatment MRI or other imaging with positive results












(study in dogs)




References „failed back syndrome“; poor surgery in disc herniation and degenerative disc disease

Good review paper about topic

Failed back / >50% surgeries fail, costs

Review paper, stating the high rate of FBSS in patients after surgery

65% had unsatisfactory outcome

Secondary opinon

Secondary opinon

Secondary opinon

Case report of FBSS, treated multidisziplinary

There were no clinically significant differences between the groups in leg or back pain intensity, subjective disability, or health-related quality of life over the 2-year follow-up

The 1-year outcomes were similar for patients assigned to early surgery and those assigned to conservative treatment with eventual surgery

Patients in both the surgery and the nonoperative treatment groups improved substantially over a 2-year period!po=92.8571

Review paper

However, this short-term result was significantly worsened due to a re-surgery rate at the index level of 18.7%. Moreover, it is possible that nucleoplasty has adverse effects resulting from the puncture and progressive degeneration. Therefore, indications for nucleoplasty should be critically reconsidered.

The addition of interbody fusion to posterolateral fusion was associated with a higher risk for additional surgery and showed no advantages in patient-reported outcome

Long-term improvement was not better after instrumented transpedicular fusion compared with cognitive intervention and exercises.

(OLD!)  several low back disorders no advantage has been demonstrated for fusion over surgery without fusion, and complications of fusions are common. Randomized controlled trials are needed to compare fusion, surgery without fusion, and nonsurgical treatments in rigorously defined patient groups.

Even though we did not find a significant association between clinical outcome and complications after 2 years, the increased morbidity inflicted on an individual patient was not negligible.,_Surgery,_and.14.aspx

Surgeons and institutions with a high volume of lumbar total disc replacement cases have a reduction in key perioperative and postoperative parameters that provide a clinical and/or economic benefit. Surgeons may expect longer hospital stays, higher blood loss, and a higher rate of certain complications in their early experience with total disc replacement procedures, but there was no effect on clinical outcomes.

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