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PRP Injection for Tendon Tear

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) continues to be the buzz when treating various musculoskeletal problems. It stimulates the body’s healing response for tissue repair at the site of injury. While the … More…

Dr. Brian Halpern, Sports Medicine Physician

Q1: Are patients with immune deficiencies candidates for this PRP treatment? Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments¬†are most appropriate for chronic tendonopathies (disorders of the tendon) and some mild to moderate arthritis. … More…

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April 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Did you know that Electromyography (EMG) is a form of electrodiagnostic testing that is used to study nerve and muscle function? Dr. Joseph Feinberg, Physiatrist, says: “There are two parts to EMG testing: a nerve conduction study and a needle exam for muscle testing. Both may result in some discomfort, but are usually well tolerated without the need for medication beforehand. EMG testing usually takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the condition being tested and findings of the study.” For more information on EMG testing, visit

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