• 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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  • “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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  • Why the need for restoration of articular cartilage

    Cartilage damage may result from trauma, repetitive motion/impact, abrupt abnormal weight bearing, fractures, wear/degeneration, joint infection, meniscectomy,  friction/abrasion due to abnormal joint alignment, inflammatory diseases or a genetic predisposition to name a few reasons. The primary symptoms...

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  • False Stem Cell Promises

    I haven’t yet heard or read the Thursday Mitt Romney speech as I write this Blog, but as long as the terms Fraud, False Promises, Uninformed, etc. will be headline news this afternoon and all over television tonight, I thought I would expand the theme to which I read and see about misrepresentation...

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  • News from the Interventional Orthopedic Foundation Meeting Continued

    News from the Interventional Orthopedic Foundation Meeting Continued

    My last Blog brought you greetings and discussed some of the issues reviewed at the first meeting of the Interventional Orthopedic Foundation. This not for profit foundation was founded to help facilitate the transfer of scientific regenerative medicine developments into clinical practice. One challenge...

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  • News from the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation

    News from the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation

    In spite of what a patient may be told by the physician and what salesmen tell the doctors, research by the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation laboratories found no viable stem cells in Amniotic Fluid Concentrate once shock thawed. While there may have been living stem cells in amniotic fluid when...

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  • Interventional Orthopedic Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

    Interventional Orthopedic Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

    Why our Regenerative Medicine/Interventional Orthopedic clinical practice is where you should consult before undergoing a Cellular Medicine intervention: I am an orthopedic surgeon, Professor Emeritus at Rush, who for 37 years, performed Joint Replacement Surgery for arthritis before “graduating”...

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  • On The Horizon of Regenerative Medicine

    On The Horizon of Regenerative Medicine

    There has been a major change in thinking about how a Mesenchymal Stem Cell functions as I have touched on in recent blogs. The focus of research has been on their potential to differentiate into multiple tissues such as cartilage and bone. This has led to a vast body of work dedicated to the potential...

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  • Orthopedic Surgery through a Syringe

    Orthopedic Surgery through a Syringe

    That’s the headlines in several orthopedic articles recently appearing in scientific journals and that’s what is predicted for the future. I have been using that syringe in lieu of a scalpel for three years. Four years ago, it was a four-inch incision for a knee and a ten-inch incision for...

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  • Plain Language Summary of Regenerative Medicine

    Plain Language Summary of Regenerative Medicine

    Cellular Orthopedics for the Musculoskeletal injury and Degenerative Arthritis What is the problem? Trauma and Osteoarthritis are part of the cycle of life. Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries frequently occur during sports related activities or accidents; degenerative arthritis may be post traumatic...

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