• 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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  • Cellular Orthopedics versus The Regenerative Medicine Charlatans

    Cellular Orthopedics versus The Regenerative Medicine Charlatans

    In reviewing the plethora of proliferating Regenerative Medicine web sites, I found one with multiple points of service in metropolitan Chicago offering platelet rich plasma, fat graft, adipose derived stem cells and bone marrow derived stem cells in an office setting for the treatment of ALS, Alzheimer’s,...

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  • Discovering new pathways to healing with stem cells

    Discovering new pathways to healing with stem cells

    On October 28, 2013, I received IRB approval for a clinical trial with Regenexx Sciences, LLC as the sponsor and me as the Principal Investigator. The study, A Randomized Controlled Trial of Regenexx SD versus Exercise Therapy for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis with Historical Comparison to Total Knee...

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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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  • What next?

    You no longer will even need a physician, and I have been wasting my Blog space crusading about quality assurance; making certain your Regenerative Medicine specialist is Board Certified and willing to provide outcomes data.  According to a recent email I received, all one needs is “Online Training”...

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  • A Word on the Future of Cellular Orthopedics

    A Word on the Future of Cellular Orthopedics

    Actually, that future started last week when we used a more aggressive PRP adjunct at the time of two Bone Marrow Concentrate/ Stem Cell interventions; one for an arthritic hip and the other, in an arthritic knee. More accurate and descriptive would be a Bone Marrow Concentrate/Adult Mesenchymal Stem...

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  • The Amniotic Fluid marketing campaign

    The Amniotic Fluid marketing campaign

    The current marketing of amniotic fluid as a regenerative approach to arthritis based on delivery of viable stem cells falls is no different than the bending of the truth behavior we recently experienced in the run up to the presidential election. Did the campaigns of the candidates reinforce some notion...

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  • The case for a repeat Bone Marrow Concentrate intervention

    The case for a repeat Bone Marrow Concentrate intervention

    This week, I am repeating stem cell/growth factor interventions in two patients; one with arthritis of the hip, and the other with osteoarthritis of both knees. Four years ago, at the initiation of my interventional orthopedic practice, I spoke of adult mesenchymal stem cells alone but now we know that...

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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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  • Exercise Prescription and Cellular Orthopedic Intervention

    Exercise Prescription and Cellular Orthopedic Intervention

    Aging is known to contribute to a multitude of systemic changes including those of the musculoskeletal system leading to decreased health, mobility and function. Most changes in well-being are exacerbated by inactivity. It has been scientifically documented that physical activity and exercise may slow...

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