Treating orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries and arthritis, with regenerative therapies such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming more mainstream.

Peyton Manning reportedly traveled to Europe in 2011 for stem-cell therapy to treat a neck injury while playing for the Colts (Manning has not publicly acknowledged this).  Andrew Luck also reportedly received PRP and stem cell therapy in 2015 to treat a shoulder injury.  The truth is, that stem cell therapy has been widely used by elite athletes for quite some time.  Hundreds of NFL players have been treated with stem cell therapy as reported in Sports Illustrated.  The magazine noted on how running back Chris Johnson was treated with stem cells from his bone marrow to rebuild his cartilage after a knee injury.


“Stem Cell Therapy and PRP—-not just for professional athletes”

 

Tri-State Orthopaedics recently celebrated the career of Dr. James M. Heinrich and the many years of devotion to his patients. Dr. Heinrich has been with Tri-State since January 1978 specializing in joint replacement, arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, and ACL reconstruction. The relationship side to medicine is what gave Dr. Heinrich a profound sense of satisfaction. He always approached the field of medicine with a patient-centered mindset. In his words, “My promise to my patients is to treat them as I would want to be treated or as I would treat a member of my family.” The patients and staff cannot thank Dr. Heinrich enough for his 40 plus years dedicated to TSOS.

 

On behalf of the Tri-State family, we wish Dr. Heinrich a very happy retirement. We will miss you dearly!

Plantar Fasciitis

by Dr. Paul Daines - Posted on Dec 5, 2018

Plantar fasciitis is characterized by inflammation and/or thickening of the band of tissue (plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. Oftentimes, patients have many questions regarding this common cause of heel pain. What leads to plantar fasciitis? Are there prevention techniques? If pain is already present, what treatment options exist? With so much information at our fingertips, it can be difficult to differentiate between tried and true methods and common misconceptions. Continue reading to learn more from one of our board certified podiatrists, Dr. Paul Daines.


“Plantar Fasciitis”

Severe arthritis of the ankle joint is the result of progressive wearing down of the articular cartilage cushion that lines the joint, ultimately creating bone-on-bone grinding. End-stage arthritis results in pain, combined with loss of function and mobility – severely limiting normal activity. When this end stage is reached and non-operative options (such as medication, injections, and bracing) have been exhausted, patients are presented with two methods of surgical treatment.


“End-Stage Arthritis of the Ankle”