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IOF Member of the week:

Dr. Todd Alea

IOF is based in Colorado, so as the snow comes down this week, we are very jealous of sunny South Florida where our next Member of the Week, Dr. Todd Alea, was raised and currently practices. 

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IOF 2019 Conference Videos Available for Purchase

IOF 2019 Conference Videos Available for Purchase

  IOF 2019 Conference Videos Available for Purchase The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation’s 2019 annual conference, #IOF2019: Controversies in Orthobiologics, brought together national and global experts to discuss the latest original research and controversial topics in the field of regenerative and interventional orthopedic medicine. Over the course of two days, presenters shared the latest original research […]

IOF President Receives $590,000 Award to Treat Meniscal Injuries in Military Personnel

IOF President Receives $590,000 Award to Treat Meniscal Injuries in Military Personnel

Interventional Orthopedics Foundation President Dr. Gerard Malanga, MD has received a research grant to treat active-duty military personnel. Along with Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD and Dr. Nathan Hogaboom, PhD, Dr. Malanga received a $590,000 award from the Geneva Foundation for the use of Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue to Treat Meniscal Injuries in Active-Duty Military Personnel. […]

Dr. Ariana DeMers Joins the IOF Board

Dr. Ariana DeMers Joins the IOF Board

We are excited to announce the addition of Ariana DeMers, D.O. to the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Board. “We are thrilled to add Dr. DeMers to our board,” said IOF Chairman Gerard Malanga, M.D. “Her extensive interventional orthopedics experience coupled with her drive to innovate and educate physicians and patients about this rapidly growing speciality makes […]

FDA Warning

FDA Warning

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Cord for Life, an Altamonte Springs, Florida company that has sold umbilical-cord-blood products to stem cell companies. The FDA also issued 20 letters to companies instructing them to stop selling stem cell products that are not FDA approved. All IOF members should […]

Birth Tissue Products Consensus and IOF Webinar Recording

Birth Tissue Products Consensus and IOF Webinar Recording

The aggressive marketing of birth tissues has been one of the most controversial issues in orthobiologics in recent years. On February 18, 2019, a consensus statement provided by physicians, academics and regulatory experts was published concerning the aggressive marketing of these non-viable birth tissues as live “stem cell” products to cure chronic disease. As we […]

Q&A with IOF Instructor Dr. James Leiber

Q&A with IOF Instructor Dr. James Leiber

We recently sat down with Dr. James Leiber, DO, one of IOF’s esteemed instructors and the founder and medical director of New Regeneration Orthopedics of Florida, to find out about how he became involved in IOF and regenerative medicine. IOF: How did you become involved with the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation? JL: I’ve been an affiliate […]

Your Right to Use Autologous Orthobiologics May be Threatened

Your Right to Use Autologous Orthobiologics May be Threatened

We Need to Organize in Denver in February 2017 [dk-video id=”0zb53w_PyaM” button=”white” show-title=”true” width=”” align=””] Many of you may know that the FDA held a hearing this fall on stem cell clinics and new guidelines that could restrict your ability to use orthobiologics such as autologous bone marrow concentrate and fat grafts. That was followed […]

Can Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Regenerate a Degenerative Disc?

Can Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Regenerate a Degenerative Disc?

This slide was provided by Dr. Greg Lutz who will discuss his two year findings from his PRP Lumbar Disc Study at #IOF2017 in Denver, Colorado. What do you think? Do you also see lumbar discs regenerate with PRP or BMC? Attend the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation’s 2017 Annual Conference to learn more about this thought-provoking […]

Learn About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Dosage in Tendons at #IOF2017

If you’re using 3-5X PRP in tendons you may be under dosing certain patients.
Two articles have been published suggesting that higher concentrations of PRP cause tenocyte inhibition. Given that both studies had serious design flaws, Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) scientists repeated these experiments.

Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Announces Fellowship Grants

As part of its commitment to furthering the quality of education in the field of interventional orthopedics, the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded two prestigious universities and medical centers in the United States for the 2016-2017 academic year. The grants were awarded through the Foundation and provided a total […]

Summary of Patient Registry Database Statistics and Benefits

The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) Patient Registry Database is a tool developed to assist physician providers, with long-term patient tracking for practice improvement, outcomes management, adverse effects, and efficient, successful participation in benchmarking. This document provides an At-a-Glance look at the benefits for doctors and patients alike, as well as specifics on the information collected. […]

Wounded Warrior Program Update

Wounded Warrior Program Update

Another Wounded Warrior was treated with his own stem cells at the facility of one of our participating members. This patient is a former Coast Guard who suffered hip and knee injuries while performing his duties as a helicopter-based search and rescue operator. With 24 practices across the US, the IOF is opening doors for […]

Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Receives Additional Funding to Further Advance the Organization

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF), a 501c3 non-profit organization has announced a $960,000 gift from cable television executive John C. Malone, to continue its dedication to educate and serve as a resource to physicians and the public who seek to understand the growing field of interventional orthopedics, which includes the development and availability […]

Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Shines Light on False Claims about Stem Cell Products

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF), a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing education about regenerative orthopedic medicine, recently announced the results of independent lab tests showing an absence of live stem cells contained within placental tissue-derived products. Based on the findings of their research, many physicians are defrauding consumers by claiming that they are […]

In Vitro Evaluation of Injectable, Placental Tissue-Derived Products for Orthopedic Applications

As presented at the First Annual Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Conference on October 23rd, here is a link to view our latest research poster “In Vitro Evaluation of Injectable, Placental Tissue-Derived Products for Orthopedic Applications”. This scientific poster was presented by Dustin Berger, IOF Research Scientist, who offered discussion on his current research, results, and methodologies. […]

2015 Fellowship Grants Awarded!

September 1, 2015 – As part of its commitment to furthering the quality of education in the field of interventional orthopedics, the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded two prestigious universities and medical centers in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year. The grants were awarded through the Foundation and […]

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