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OrthoBiologics - The Epic Duel, Part 1
Alan M Hirahara, MD, FRCSC
Alberto J Panero, DO
Kyle Yamashiro, DPT

Time: 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Round 1 - The Questions
1) What’s more important – the stem cell or the platelet?
2) Is Anti-inflammation or Pro-inflammation preferable in healing?
3) Do NSAID’s help or hurt the healing process?
4) For tendonopathy, is injecting regionally or specifically better? (Shotgun vs Sniper Rifle)
5) Can I use lidocaine, cortisone, or HA with OrthoBiologics?
6) Are OrthoBiologics still experimental and investigational?

Round 2 - Fact or Fiction
1) Stem cells are found in the blood.
2) Rehabilitation does NOT matter in biologics!
3) Stem cell injections can regrow articular cartilage!
4) OrthoBiologics will make me heal better, stronger, faster!
5) Autografts are NOT necessary; Allografts (i.e. amnion) have stem cells!
6) OrthoBiologics do NOT work in the elderly!
7) I can bill insurance companies for OrthoBiologics.

Discussion / Q & A
How to incorporate OrthoBiologics into your practice?

Mar 4, 2021 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Alan M Hirahara, MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon @Sacramento Orthopedic Center
Alan M Hirahara, MD, FRCSC is an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine in Sacramento, California. He does research and publishes on arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, orthobiologics, and the use of ultrasound. He is the medical director and head team physician for California State University, Sacramento, Department of Athletics; and head team physician for the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Affiliate, San Francisco Giants). He has been actively researching the use of OrthoBiologics since 2007. He has been invited to speak and teach nationally and internationally, including United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Canada.
Alberto J Panero, DO
PM&R @Sacramento Orthopedic Center
Alberto J Panero, DO is a board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation with a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He is the founder of SAC Regenerative Orthopedics where he practices out of Sacramento, CA. He serves as core faculty for the University of California, Davis PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is regarded as one of the experts in orthobiologics (PRP & “Stem Cells”) and musculoskeletal ultrasound, having published on several respective topics. He has also presented his research and interventional orthopaedic techniques at the top orthopaedic and sports medicine conferences. He is highly involved in the sports community in Sacramento, serving as team physician for Sacramento State University, Sacramento River Cats - Triple A - Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, as well as the recently awarded MLS expansion team, the Sacramento Republic F.C.
Kyle Yamashiro, DPT
Owner & President @Results Physical Therapy
Kyle Yamashiro, DPT is a nationally recognized Physical Therapist specializing in sports medicine. He is the Owner and President of RESULTS PHYSICAL THERAPY AND TRAINING Center in Sacramento, CA. A facility with a methodology of combining the science of sports medicine with strength and conditioning principles. He gained his sports medicine experience and team approach while working in Birmingham, AL under Dr. James Andrews. He is regarded as an expert in the sports medicine rehabilitation presenting nationally on the shoulder, knee and orthobiologic topics. He was the Program Coordinator and Presenter for the SF Giants Sports Medicine Conference. He is an author of several published research articles and book chapters. He is affiliated with many of Sacramento’s organizations including: Sacramento Republic FC, Sacramento River Cats, Sacramento State Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s, Sacramento City Fire Department, Metro Fire Department, Sacramento Running Association.