• True Confessions on Autologous Protein Concentrate

    Last week, I disclosed that I myself had undergone an Autologous Protein Concentrate intervention into both of my knees on December 27 and the results to date are remarkable. For those who missed the last Blog, I confessed that I have been experiencing progressive pain and some limitation of function...

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  • Update on the Cellular Orthopedic intervention to my knees

    Update on the Cellular Orthopedic intervention to my knees

    If you read my blog posting last week, you would have learned that I personally underwent a cellular orthopedic intervention to both of my knees on Wednesday, 12/27. The symptoms attributable to my own osteoarthritis had progressed to a degree that I was becoming limited in my recreational profile. While...

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  • Cellular Orthopedics, looking back and looking forward

    Cellular Orthopedics, looking back and looking forward

    Or as Dan Brown’s Origin explores, “Where did we come from, where are we going?” It seems customary to make predictions at this time of year; but I want to begin by looking back four decades. It is more than reminiscence. Until managed health care was introduced into the marketplace...

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  • On Cartilage Regeneration

    Since we practice in an emerging discipline of Regenerative Medicine, how is regeneration determined? Cartilage repair should be evaluated with use of a scoring system that considers the volume of the defect that becomes filled with repair tissue, the integration of repair tissue with adjacent cartilage,...

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  • Continuing update regarding FDA oversite of regenerative medicine

    After my last blog was posted, a patient sent me a brochure she had received while attending a Regenerative Medicine Seminar focusing on how “stem cell therapy could change your life”. Within the brochure was a full page dedicated to how amniotic fluid stem cell therapy could treat ALS, Autoimmune...

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  • Ongoing happenings in Stem Cell Care of Arthritis

    Ongoing happenings in Stem Cell Care of Arthritis

    The number of options for regenerative medicine continues to multiply in metropolitan Chicago so the patient seeking the best alternative must remain ever vigilant. A two-day course basically allows anyone with a medical license to become an immediate “expert”. Incidentally, several of these national...

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  • What I was reminded about in preparing for my St. Petersburg lectures

    What I copied and pasted above are three slides from my upcoming presentations to the 1200 Orthopedic Surgeon attendees at the combined meeting of the Russian Orthopedic Society to be held September 23 and 24 in St Petersburg, Russia. The members will travel from Ukraine, all of Russia including Vladivostok...

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  • Hyaluronic Acid, Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Concentrate

    Hyaluronic Acid, Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Concentrate

    Patients receiving either Hyaluronic Acid (HA- Synvisc, Supartz, Euflexxa) or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections will experience modest-term pain relief according to an article appearing in Orthopedics Today, August, 2017. In the study reviewed, Ultrasound Guided injections were given weekly for three...

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  • Postpone, perhaps avoid joint replacements

    Postpone, perhaps avoid joint replacements

    Last week, we traveled to Israel to celebrate the wedding of our youngest son. Israel became the destination for the event as Eric and Judith had met there while his music business was subcontracting to Coke and Judith led the International Marketing initiatives for Coke. The event took place on July...

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  • Why The Center for Orthobiologic Clinical Trials?

    Why The Center for Orthobiologic Clinical Trials?

    Five years ago, I “graduated” from a 37-year career as an orthopedic surgeon with a practice based on hip and knee replacement surgery for arthritic joints. Trading my scalpel for a needle, I entered the new discipline of Cellular Orthopedics with a goal of helping patients delay, at times avoid...

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