• “FDA Cracks Down On Stem-Cell Clinics Selling Unapproved Treatments”

    “FDA Cracks Down On Stem-Cell Clinics Selling Unapproved Treatments”

    The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on “unscrupulous” clinics selling unproven and potentially dangerous treatments involving stem cells. Hundreds of clinics around the country have started selling stem cell therapies that supposedly use stem cells but have not been approved...

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  • Evidence Based Medicine and Looking Back at 2016 Interventional Orthopedics

    Evidence Based Medicine and Looking Back at 2016 Interventional Orthopedics

    I use bone marrow derived stem cells because they have been proven to be most effective at treating orthopedic conditions when compared to adipose derived stem cells.  There have been 13 papers published showing bone marrow superiority to adipose tissue in regards to treating orthopedic conditions and...

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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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  • Looking back on the pain of arthritis, Nah; Let’s look forward to pain relief with Stem Cells

    Looking back on the pain of arthritis, Nah; Let’s look forward to pain relief with Stem Cells

    The holiday season is here and along with it, the customary retrospectives and predictions. Here in Chicago, we could look back at the weather a week ago or look forward to the opening of the Western ski resorts and the new opening date of trout fishing in Wisconsin’s Driftless area on January 2nd....

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  • When Aging Athletes Wait Too Long to Hang It Up

    When Aging Athletes Wait Too Long to Hang It Up

    The PERSPECTIVE section of the Chicago Tribune / Wednesday, February 11, 2015 ran the headline and an article written by Gerald D Skoning. It was well thought out, I have kept the page on my desk since February thinking that this was a marvelous subject for me to Blog about and how to possibly extend...

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  • The Rational for Subchondroplasty

    The Rational for Subchondroplasty

    In a more recent understanding of the arthritic joint, science now tells us that it is not only loss of cartilage that leads to pain, loss of motion, altered function and a progressive downhill course; but rather an involvement of the entire joint as well as the bone supporting the joint. The mechanism...

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  • Complications of Arthroscopic Labral Repairs

    Complications of Arthroscopic Labral Repairs

    In both the shoulder and the hip, there is a structure called the Labrum that since the introduction of the MRI and the arthroscope, has received exponential surgical attention. In the hip, the acetabular labrum is a ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the hip joint. Its function is to deepen...

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  • On Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Concentrate and Non-unions of Bones

    On Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Concentrate and Non-unions of Bones

    With all of our attention directed to arthritis, patients need to be reminded of the continued successes we are experiencing when using Bone Marrow Concentrate in fractures that fail to heal. When a fracture fails to heal in the expected average time, that is a Delayed Union. When it looses the ability...

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  • On Stem Cells and Atraumatic Rotator Cuff Tears

    Every month, I receive The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons News Magazine; in the Clinical News and Views Section, timely issues are reviewed. The November magazine devoted two pages to Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Treatment for Atraumatic Rotator Cuff Tears. The message is “The jury is still out...

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