• The foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone

    If you remember those children’s song lyrics, you will march right up the skeleton. The orthopedic message is that what’s happening in your foot and ankle will affect the well-being of your knee and hip. I was reminded of the continuum on Tuesday when a patient I had treated in November of 2017 returned...

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  • News from the International Orthopedics Foundation Annual Meeting

    News from the International Orthopedics Foundation Annual Meeting

    I am sitting at my computer this morning writing the weekly Blog posting and not attending the IOF meeting taking place today in Broomfield, Colorado; yet I am reporting about the meeting. Instead of attending, I am preparing for a week-long ski adventure with my family next week in Vail, Colorado while...

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  • My Algorithm If Stem Cell Intervention Doesn’t Last or Doesn’t Work

    My Algorithm If Stem Cell Intervention Doesn’t Last or Doesn’t Work

    I am being forthright; based on my review of data, while 80% or more of my patients continue to enjoy satisfactory outcomes at four years or more following a stem cell intervention, there are those whose symptoms and functional limitations recur. Please be aware that when I undertake the care and treatment...

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  • Vanity, Anecdote and Evidence; how far I will go to present the facts

    As regular readers of this Blog are aware and as well, those patients who seek consultation in my office, my cellular orthopedics practice is based on clinical evidence. While the largest marketer of stem cells in the Midwest, bases a recommendation for a product without scientific evidence or even anecdote,...

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  • 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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