• Evidence Based Cellular Orthopedics

    Evidence Based Cellular Orthopedics

    The other day, I noted a www.Ilcellulartherapy.com (my web site) request from a patient seeking to schedule an appointment at my office. That phone call had been placed ten days earlier and my assistants failed to respond in a timely manner. When eventually returned, the potential patient indicated that...

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  • Exciting Cellular Orthopedic Debates

    Exciting Cellular Orthopedic Debates

    Well, it is really an internal debate as to whether I should have a concentrated platelet rich plasma procedure or a bone marrow concentrate procedure as I get ready for the upcoming ski season. While it is true that I exercise five to six days a week rotating between outdoor cycling, strength training...

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  • The Subchondroplasty Procedure for Bone Marrow Lesions; what is it and when is it indicated?

    Assume that you schedule an office assessment for knee pain, altered function and a slight limp. I complete the examination and review the radiograph only to find it “normal”. The examination excludes referral from the low back and hip so the next step is an MRI. 48 hours later I am able to diagnose...

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  • Combining Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint with Subchondroplasty

    Combining Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint with Subchondroplasty

    We now are approaching five-year outcomes regarding the use of Bone Marrow Concentrate for Osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle. Bone Marrow contains Adult Mesenchymal Stem (MSC) cells and Growth Factors. In the beginning, the entire informed consent process focused on the MSC in bone...

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  • An exclusive interview with Interventional Orthopedic Surgical pioneer Mitchell Sheinkop, MD, (continued)

    An exclusive interview with Interventional Orthopedic Surgical pioneer Mitchell Sheinkop, MD, (continued)

    Blog: Dr. Sheinkop , let’s pick up where we ended at the last interview. You were going to tell us about the hip labrum? Sheinkop: Recently, there has been an increased frequency of diagnosis pertaining to an acetabular labral tear when a patient presents to a physician with groin pain. The cause may...

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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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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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