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Dr. Sampson founded the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles, California, a comprehensive
state-of-the-art facility specializing solely in non-surgical orthopedics and sports medi-
cine. He created The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI), and chairs and moderates a world-
class annual regenerative medicine symposium, featuring the foremost experts in tendon
and cartilage disease. For more information, visit:
The Orthohealing Center, Los Angeles, California
We’ve got senior surfers, drag racers, wom-
en’s basketball players, even a 70-year-old
senior Olympic pole-vaulter. Take away their
activity and they get agitated. They need
motion to stay balanced and healthy. That’s
why it’s important that their treatment is as
minimally invasive as possible, so they can
get back in the game.”
The doctors at Orthohealing Center co-
ordinate a team that may include other
physicians and health professionals such
as neurologists, rheumatologists, physical
therapists, acupuncturists and orthopedic
surgeons. Together, they decide what treat-
ment is best for the patient and how it will
be delivered.
Great results with PRP and BMC
Along with conventional treatments, innova-
tive treatments, such as platelet rich plasma
(
PRP) and bone marrow concentrate (BMC),
are now becoming more mainstream. In
fact, many savvy patients who do their own
research actually ask for it, even though it
is considered experimental and not covered
by insurance.“We’re finding great results
with PRP and BMC throughout the body.
Ankle injuries and rotator cuff injuries of
the shoulder do exceptionally well with this
treatment. Knee meniscus tears combined
with rehab also do well. The most challeng-
ing regions to improve are hip joints with
arthritis,” said Dr. Sampson.
Knee brace was a game changer
Dr. Sampson values the feedback of his “pio-
neering patients,” who often share informa-
tion they have read about in the community
regarding new therapies. In fact, he first
learned about the benefit of Bauerfeind
braces from one of his patients. “He came in
wearing a Bauerfeind knee brace and told me
how much it had helped him. He said it was a
game changer. We had the company dem-
onstrate the product and then tried it with
several patients. We got great feedback,”
said Dr. Sampson.
Today, Bauerfeind supports and braces play
a big role in the treatment of Dr. Samp-
son’s patients, with about 25 percent using
them. The GenuTrain knee brace is the most
frequently used, followed by the MalleoTrain
ankle brace. Dr. Sampson says that the prod-
uct’s workmanship, support, soft feel, precise
fit, and light weight are especially attractive
to his patients. “They also like the fact that
the braces reduce swelling, provide support,
and allow them to heal faster. That’s what
they want, to be able to return to their active
lifestyle,” said Dr. Sampson.
MalleoTrain and GenuTrain are the Bauerfeind products Dr. Sampson uses the most frequently.
The supports are designed to restore mobility and improve performance. They are made from an
anatomically knitted, breathable fabric with visco-elastic pads. As the joint moves, they provide a
therapeutic massage and support. This stimulates the circulation and promotes the healing process.
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