2021 Research Goals


Check out Napa Medical Research Foundation’s goals for 2021:


  • Ultrasound-guided Cervical Facet Joint Injection Technique, to be submitted to Spine Journal or Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

  • Resolution of Hindfoot Pain in Children (Sever’s Disease) with Eccentric Training – to be submitted to American Journal of Sports Medicine.

  • Ultrasound-guided Carpal Tunnel Release using the Sonex Device, to be submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery or Hand (medical journal).

  • Platelet Rich Plasma for Discogenic Pain – case series of over 450 patients to be submitted to Spine Journal or PMR.

  • Platelet Quantification using Different Methods – to be submitted to Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine or Blood (medical journal).

ACL Research Study

Publicity and recruitment of patients; research Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) system to improve comfort during the procedures

New Cervical Facet Study 

Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial of Intra-Articular Cervical Facet PRP Injections for Chronic Neck Pain after Whiplash Injury.

New SIRVA Study

Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial of Ultrasonic Aspiration and Debridement for Chronic Vaccination-Related Shoulder Dysfunction.

New Disc  Study

Assessment of Growth of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Human Annulus Fibrosus and Nucleus Pulposus using a BioReactor.


New Osteoarthritis Study

Assessment of Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells for Treatment of Osteoarthritis.