• 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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  • Results of Bone Marrow Concentrate Intervention for Osteoarthritis of the Hip

    Results of Bone Marrow Concentrate Intervention for Osteoarthritis of the Hip

    I am receiving increased requests for my Outcomes Data following a Bone Marrow Concentrate intervention for osteoarthritis of the hip. There is a paucity of said outcomes data in the scientific literature in part because of the relatively recent introduction of Regenerative Medicine for Osteoarthritis....

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  • Optimizing Strategies for the Practice of Interventional Orthopedics

    Optimizing Strategies for the Practice of Interventional Orthopedics

    The FDA again held a meeting to address issues pertaining to Regenerative Medicine. At the conclusion of the meeting, an updated set of guidelines was developed for patient protection in the use of stem cells, growth factors, and platelet rich plasma. While still being interpreted by the Regenerative...

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  • Comparing Stem Cell Outcomes to those of Total Joint Replacements

    Comparing Stem Cell Outcomes to those of Total Joint Replacements

    I recently received the yearly publication from the Orthopedic and Rheumatology Institute of the Cleveland Clinic; the latter recognized as one of the 10 most prestigious orthopedic centers in the nation. Every year the publication, a marketing exercise by the Cleveland Clinic, focuses on certain subspecialty...

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  • The Traumatic Initiation of Arthritis

    The Traumatic Initiation of Arthritis

    Background: It is increasingly recognized that biochemical abnormalities of the joint precede radiographic abnormalities of post traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) by as much as decades. A growing body of evidence strongly suggests that the progression from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to PTOA...

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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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  • “Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master”

    “Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master”

    This past Thursday, I was reading the Steve Chapman article in the Chicago Tribune and in the article, he quoted French Sociologist Gustav Le Bon who is best known for his 1895 work The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind. While Chapman was trying to explain the Trump phenomenon, I saw an explanation...

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  • Cellular Orthopedics is here to stay

    Cellular Orthopedics is here to stay

    In the last week, I have become aware of four companies developing new regenerative medicine product for Musculoskeletal Care of the Aging Athlete. What I find extremely interesting is the fact that three years ago, when I entered the practice of using bone marrow aspirate concentrate in an attempt to...

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  • The Intervertebral Disc and Regenerative Strategies with Stem Cells

    Intervertebral disc degeneration is characterized by a gradual loss of cellular function and related breakdown of extracellular matrix. This process leads to a decrease in the mechanical stability of the spine and activation of molecules that trigger painful back and neck symptoms. Implantation of mesenchymal...

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  • On Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate /Stem Cell Interventions and Infection

    On Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate /Stem Cell Interventions and Infection

    We have been inundated with the fear of Ebola infections; the media has treated this as if each posting is to be a sensational headline in the National Inquirer. If the truth be told, your chance of acquiring an Ebola infection here in the US is about as likely as my winning the mega jackpot

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