• “Regulatory Considerations for Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-based Products: Minimal Manipulation and Homologous Use”

    On November 16, 2017, The FDA posted definitive guidelines concerning what meets minimal manipulation rules and regulations and what is accepted under the practice of medicine guidelines in the specialty of Regenerative Medicine. The FDA further restated the requirement that regenerative medicine be...

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  • My Algorithm If Stem Cell Intervention Doesn’t Last or Doesn’t Work

    My Algorithm If Stem Cell Intervention Doesn’t Last or Doesn’t Work

    I am being forthright; based on my review of data, while 80% or more of my patients continue to enjoy satisfactory outcomes at four years or more following a stem cell intervention, there are those whose symptoms and functional limitations recur. Please be aware that when I undertake the care and treatment...

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  •  Stem cell intervention outcome in a husband and wife

    “____ and I are doing well. Mitch administered stem cell therapy on my non-operative hip and things feel great. First time I’ve been pain free in 10 years. Can’t wait for ski season” “Mine are doing great”. This second quote from the mutual friend who is patient getting ready for the ski...

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  • Your Stem Cell Health

    I have always wanted to incorporate a holistic component into my practice, but, hesitated because of a commitment to patients that I would limit my professional pursuits to allopathic medicine; that is evidence based cellular orthopedics. Given the increasing body of information that healthy pursuits,...

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  • Cellular Orthopedics; should the future model be as a business or a scientific pursuit?

    Cellular Orthopedics; should the future model be as a business or a scientific pursuit?

    On August 3rd, I wrote a Blog titled” Advancing the Discipline of Cellular Orthopedics”. As readers of my weekly Blog as swell as present and former patients are aware, I have long focused my clinical practice first in joint replacement and now in Cellular Orthopedics, on the integration of patient...

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  • Postpone, perhaps avoid joint replacements

    Postpone, perhaps avoid joint replacements

    Last week, we traveled to Israel to celebrate the wedding of our youngest son. Israel became the destination for the event as Eric and Judith had met there while his music business was subcontracting to Coke and Judith led the International Marketing initiatives for Coke. The event took place on July...

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  • Report from the OrthoBiologic Institute meeting, June 08-10, 2017

    Report from the OrthoBiologic Institute meeting, June 08-10, 2017

    It was difficult for me to sit and listen to so many “show and tell” presentations not supported by scientifically overseen outcomes data. Too much anecdote about unproven methodologies; many not compliant with FDA guidance. Basically, it was frequently repeated false news. I was taken aback by what...

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  • False Stem Cell Marketing

    False Stem Cell Marketing

    The lack of scientific foundation in stem cell marketing is all around us and negatively impacting those doing the right thing in the evolving discipline of Regenerative Medicine. Yesterday afternoon, a patient for whom I successfully completed a Bone Marrow Concentrate/Stem cell procedure presented...

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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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  • 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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