• 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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  • On the results of injecting Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint and into the adjacent bone for osteoarthritis

    On the results of injecting Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint and into the adjacent bone for osteoarthritis

    Options for treating patients with osteoarthritis of their joints are historically limited to pain medication, anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy, chiropractic care, or any combination thereof. These treatments provide temporary symptom relieving care, but do not offer therapeutic...

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  • Some Stem Cell Background Observations

    Some Stem Cell Background Observations

    There are approximately 2,500 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells per mL of Bone Marrow Concentrate on average according to the work of Dr. Phillipe Hernigou in Paris. It leads me to conclude that unconcentrated bone marrow aspirate doesn’t have enough MSCs per unit volume to contribute to a therapeutic potential...

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  • When is a Bone Marrow Concentrate Intervention a Failure?

    When is a Bone Marrow Concentrate Intervention a Failure?

    Last week, a patient who had enrolled in the initial Regenexx Stem Cell Clinical Trial for an arthritic knee visited the office for his five year follow up. He had never paid a nickel out of pocket other than obligatory office co-pays for the intervention. Five years after the administration of concentrated...

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  • Regenerative Medicine over exposure

    Regenerative Medicine over exposure

    The Blog this week was inspired by the phone call from a patient cancelling his scheduled Bone Marrow Concentrate/Stem cell procedure because he had heard about a superior alternative; namely, a white cell concentrate injection for arthritis. My initial response, “no such thing”. Then I gave it further...

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