Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Allan Mishra of California's Total Tendon

Written by Laura Dyrda | August 30, 2010 | Print  |
Since Allan Mishra, MD, of Total Tendon in Stanford, Calif., is the first physician to publish an article supporting the use of platelet rich plasma for chronic tendonitis, which has become an increasingly popular treatment method for patients with tendonitis. Additional studies Dr. Mishra has published include supporting the use of PRP for tennis elbow, Achilles tendon repair and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Among other news outlets, Dr. Mishra's research has been feature on the New York Times front page, Fox News, CBS Evening News, ESPN and Time magazine.

In 2007, Dr. Mishra treated James McGillacuddy, a Stanford University football player, who was experiencing knee pain after having suffered a stress fracture of the pubic bone and a twice torn patellar tendon. Dr. Mishra transferred his knowledge of PRP treatment on Mr. McGillacuddy by extracting two tablespoons of Mr. McGillacuddy's blood, separating the plasma and injecting it into the surgically repaired patellar tendon.

"What made [Mr. McGillacuddy]'s case special is he came back to play at an elite level," Dr. Mishra said in a Chronicle report on the surgery. "It's a testament not just to the procedure but to his diligence and hard work."

Utilizing PRP is a biologic approach, which the article says is cheaper than surgery and decreases recovery time. Since Dr. Mishra performed Mr. McGillacuddy's procedure, the treatment  has been repeated on several professional athletes.

Dr. Mishra earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, and completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. His additional training includes graduate medical education at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, Calif.

Read other coverage on orthopedic and spine leaders:

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Christopher T. Donaldson of Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Austin Yeargan of North Carolina Shoulder and Elbow Surgery


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