• All Stem Cell Procedures are not the same

    All Stem Cell Procedures are not the same

    Last week, a patient called and cancelled her scheduled Bone Marrow Concentrate Regenexx SD Stem cell procedure declaring that she had found a less expensive provider for stem cells. I wished her well and devoted some time to trying to better understand the price range posted on the internet for the...

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  • Who with osteoarthritis may benefit from Regenerative Medicine?

    Who with osteoarthritis may benefit from Regenerative Medicine?

    First of all, let me expand on the concept of Regenerative Medicine at times also understood as Cellular Orthopedics or Stem Cell therapy. Cells with stem cell properties are present in bone marrow, the peripheral circulatory system, adipose tissue, synovial tissue, muscle tissue, and tendon. At this...

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  • I produced a Cellular Orthopedic webinar

    I produced a Cellular Orthopedic webinar

    You may be the first to see the preview A web-i-nar according to the dictionary, is a seminar that takes place over the internet. Dr. Sheinkop’s Webinar on Regenerative Medicine  While not yet ready for prime time, it will go live in 45 days, but readers of this Blog may view it now by clicking...

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  • Continued Growth and Development in the Stem Cell World

    Continued Growth and Development in the Stem Cell World

    There are now available six month follow up Outcomes Data regarding 20 patients who underwent a fat graft harvest, micro-fracture of the fat graft and intervention in an arthritic knee, the latter so severe that the original recommendation to the patient had been a Total Knee Replacement. 85% of this...

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  • When it comes to Orthobiologics, what’s in and what’s out

    Out is routine Medicare and insurance coverage indemnification of hyaluronic acid injections for osteoarthritic joints other than the knee. Additionally, several insurance carriers are now requiring pre-certification to determine if they will even cover hyaluronic acid injections of the knee. The phenomenon...

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  • The Place for Preemptive Bone Marrow Concentrate, Growth Factor Concentrate and Stem Cells

    The Place for Preemptive Bone Marrow Concentrate, Growth Factor Concentrate and Stem Cells

    Just as I hope to improve patient activity with delivery of Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC), Stem Cells and Concentrated Growth Factor for grades 2 and 3 osteoarthritis, might the success of a surgical procedure at the time of the initial trauma be significantly improved by the adjunct of BMC, Stem Cells...

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  • Subchondroplasty Revisited

    Subchondroplasty Revisited

    In the late summer of 2015, I was featured on a Fox cable news segment featuring a patient on whom I had performed a Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate –Stem Cell intervention coupled with a subchondroplasty procedure. The patient had experienced a poor result from a right Total Knee Replacement years...

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  • “Exercise linked to reduced risk of several cancers”

    “Exercise linked to reduced risk of several cancers”

    From the AMA Morning Rounds May 16, 2016 Today’s Medical News Prepared Exclusively for You Leading News “Exercise linked to reduced risk of several cancers” ABC World News Tonight (5/16, story 11, 0:25, Muir) reported, “The National Cancer Institute confirms that moderate exercise, all the...

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  • Cartilage repair revisited

    Articulate cartilage has little to no capacity to undergo spontaneous repair because it has no blood supply nor is it able to regenerate across a physical gap. In order to restore cartilage in a skeletally mature patient, there is a need for outside help. In some settings, osteochondral transfer (bone...

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  • Health Care-Practice Guidelines and Grades of Recommendation must be based on Levels of Evidence and not anecdote or personal; that’s why I recommend what I do

    Patients should participate in strengthening, low-impact aerobic exercises, and neuromuscular education; and engage in physical activity. Rationale: This recommendation is rated strong because of seven high-strength studies of which five showed beneficial outcomes. The exercise interventions were predominantly...

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