“I already started getting numerous enquirers regarding your research and practical application of SCP using bone marrow material. People are asking how can they learn more, maybe pay a visit and observe the procedure with their own eyes. Quick and massive feedback, unprecedented.” This from the sponsor of the meeting of the Russian Orthopedic Society meeting in St Petersburg, September 21 to 23 where I had been an invited speaker to introduce Regenerative Orthopedics and Orthobiologics to an audience previously unaware of developments evolving in the United States wherein a patient symptomatic or otherwise affected by osteoarthritis might postpone or avoid a joint replacement with a needle rather than a knife.

What first struck me on our return from the airport on Monday afternoon while driving down the Kennedy was the unending display of outdoor advertising that really obstructs the view of the beautiful skyline of downtown Chicago. My wife and I had just enjoyed unobstructed beauty for five days in St Petersburg. While a case can be made for freedom of speech, I could rapidly adjust to less visual pollution in our City. Next came the pollution of Regenerative Medicine ads appearing in the newspaper when we arrived home and started catching up on the news. I had devoted four weeks developing my evidence based and outcomes supported, scientific presentations prior to departing on September 19 for the St Petersburg meeting, only to return to claims by local health care professionals without scientific authenticity and without evidence based support. While I was speaking at an international clinical conference to orthopedic surgeons; and the media hype appearing in Chicago and suburban newspapers was direct to the public marketing be it in an ad format or Health and Fitness section of a suburban newspaper, professionals have a moral, ethical and professional obligation to present materials based on evidence and science.   

Perhaps my criticism is the result of a view of health care from the unique perspective of an Orthopedic Surgeon integrating science and outcomes surveillance with clinical care in his practice. These are the reasons why I was invited to introduce evidence based cellular orthopedics to the international orthopedic community. If you want to take advantage of that knowledge and experience for the care and treatment of your arthritic joint, watch my webinar and visit the website www.ilcellulartherapy.com or call for a consultation 312 475 1893.