• Osteoarthritis, back to basics

    Osteoarthritis, back to basics

    Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder, and continues to be the leading cause of impaired quality of life in the United Sates. While OA is defined as the progressive loss of cartilage structure and function; that definition has most recently been expanded...

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  • Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration

    Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration

    NON-INTERVENTIONAL MEANS OF MANAGING KNEE ARTHRITIS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLIC RELEASE: 2-MAY-2017 Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration CREDIT: RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA OAK BROOK, Ill. – Overweight and obese people who lost a substantial amount of weight over...

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  • STEM CELLS

    STEM CELLS

    My clinical practice mission is to use autologous concentrated marrow-derived mononuclear cells for the care and treatment of a joint afflicted by degenerative arthritis so as to assist a patient in postponing, perhaps avoiding a joint replacement. I then follow the patient using osteoarthritis outcome...

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  • Decision Making in Interventional Orthopedics

    Decision Making in Interventional Orthopedics

    I have purposely used the terms interventional orthopedics and cellular orthopedics when referring to regenerative medicine to remind my reader that I am an orthopedic surgeon. Later in life, I graduated into my present role as a clinician seeking to assist a patient in postponing, at times avoiding...

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  • All Regenerative Physicians are Not the Same

    All Regenerative Physicians are Not the Same

    I am an orthopedic surgeon. The new focus for the arthritic joint is restoration and not replacement. Almost five years ago, I joined that emerging initiative after a 37-year professional career of having replaced joints. One of the recent problems emerging in this discipline of regenerative medicine...

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  • In Cellular Orthopedics, New Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better

    In Cellular Orthopedics, New Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better

    As most readers of this Blog already know, for more than 37 years, I was a reconstructive joint replacement surgeon at a major Chicago medical center, where I served as the director of the joint replacement program. I retired as emeritus professor seven years ago; after having pioneered the integration...

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  • The tale of two people with arthritic knees

    The tale of two people with arthritic knees

    It came to pass over the last several weeks that I had contact with two separate patients; one in my office and one by e-mail inquiry. Both individuals had, prior to treatment, roughly the same levels of arthritic impairment. Both with grade three arthritic knees, were similar in age, weight, height...

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  • An exclusive interview with Interventional Orthopedic Surgical pioneer Mitchell Sheinkop, MD, (continued)

    An exclusive interview with Interventional Orthopedic Surgical pioneer Mitchell Sheinkop, MD, (continued)

    Blog: Dr. Sheinkop , let’s pick up where we ended at the last interview. You were going to tell us about the hip labrum? Sheinkop: Recently, there has been an increased frequency of diagnosis pertaining to an acetabular labral tear when a patient presents to a physician with groin pain. The cause may...

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  • Don’t be fooled by bogus stem cell claims

    Don’t be fooled by bogus stem cell claims

    When it comes to cellular orthopedics, for me, it is a matter of honor and self-interest. If you aren’t aware of the bogus stem cell claims or “false news”, read the LA Times article that appeared last week http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik–oz-stem-cell-20170213-story.html...

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  • An exclusive Interview With Interventional Orthopedic Surgeon, Mitchell Sheinkop, MD

    An exclusive Interview With Interventional Orthopedic Surgeon, Mitchell Sheinkop, MD

    Blog: “Please explain Interventional Orthopedics?” Dr Sheinkop: “Five years ago, after 37 years of performing hip and knee replacements at a major medical center in Chicago, where I served as director of the Joint Replacement program, I exchanged the scalpel for a needle. Having achieved my surgical...

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