• What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

    What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

    My team dedicates an inordinate amount of time answering questions and attempting to clarify the misunderstanding of patients when it comes to Platelet Rich Plasma; actually, the entire subspecialty of “Stem Cell Therapy” but let’s start with PRP. As an orthopedic surgeon who introduced Cellular...

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  • The Ultimate Performance Success Following a Cellular Orthopedic Procedure

    Every year at this time, we each recall and celebrate several significant events of historic, cultural and spiritual importance. No matter what your roots or upbringing or present belief, these past eight days usually involve a gathering of friends and family to jointly read and remember that which happened...

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  • The foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone

    If you remember those children’s song lyrics, you will march right up the skeleton. The orthopedic message is that what’s happening in your foot and ankle will affect the well-being of your knee and hip. I was reminded of the continuum on Tuesday when a patient I had treated in November of 2017 returned...

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  • Advances in Cellular Orthopedics, Growth Factors

    Inflammation is a critical factor in the pain and cartilage breakdown associated with knee and hip osteoarthritis. One mechanism of knee OA progression is a degenerative feed-forward cycle caused by pathological increases in inflammatory cytokines and catabolic factors within and adjacent to the synovial...

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  •     Why the Stem Cell interventions work for some but not all?

    The scientific facts do not support one “stem cell” treatment for all. Osteoarthritis is a complex process and we now know for what there has been recently identified two distinct genetic subgroups. OA is a joint disease with variable causes, symptoms and outcome. It is estimated that genetic...

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  • Use and Misuse in Regenerative Medicine

    I write this Blog as an Orthopedic Surgeon following the 2018 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, just concluded in New Orleans. The topic matter is of sufficient concern that Use and Abuse of Biologics became an agenda focus receiving several hours of attention. Clinical use...

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  • Is Tissue Regeneration the Holy Grail in Cellular Orthopedics?

    The answer is both yes and no; it is age dependent. Received last week from a woman in her late 20s at the time of injury: “Dr. Sheinkop- I wanted to follow-up with you in terms of my success with the stem cell treatment for my full ACL tear in March 2016. I cannot even

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  • What does Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop have in common with Kobe Bryant?

    What does Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop have in common with Kobe Bryant?

    For one, to the best of my knowledge, he doesn’t ski but I did earn a letter as a member of the Roosevelt High, basketball team. No, the common ground is the fact that we both have undergone a similar intervention for osteoarthritis of the knee. Six years or so before Bryant’s retirement, he traveled...

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  • News from the International Orthopedics Foundation Annual Meeting

    News from the International Orthopedics Foundation Annual Meeting

    I am sitting at my computer this morning writing the weekly Blog posting and not attending the IOF meeting taking place today in Broomfield, Colorado; yet I am reporting about the meeting. Instead of attending, I am preparing for a week-long ski adventure with my family next week in Vail, Colorado while...

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  • Consumer Reports Report on Stem Cell Therapy

    Consumer Reports Report on Stem Cell Therapy

    The March 2018, edition of Consumer Reports includes an article written by Jenseen Interlandi that is worth the read for both what it does say and the questions it raises. I welcome the critical review of Stem Cell Therapy whenever an article appears because I too am critical of the charlatans, camp...

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