• I don’t treat an image, I treat the patient

    Just as I cringe when a new patient announces that they have “bone on bone”, so too do I squirm when I am told by a patient “I have a torn” at times meniscus or cartilage; others, a torn rotator cuff; and then again, a torn labrum. Attention please, your X-ray or MRI image is

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  • Updates from you Cellular Orthopedic Town Crier

    For those unfamiliar with the designation, it is for the one who makes public pronouncements though I don’t dress elaborately by tradition nor do I carry a handbell saying “Oyez, oyez” (hear ye, hear ye) “Twenty percent of knee replacement patients are not happy with their total knee replacements.”...

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  • Regenerative Medicine-Are You a Candidate?

    Over five years ago, I exchanged a scalpel for a needle and thus entered a developing discipline of cellular orthopedics. My goal was to assist patients with joint afflictions and orthopedic conditions delay, perhaps avoid a surgical procedure by capturing their body’s restorative or regenerative potential...

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  • A 60th wedding anniversary celebration made possible by Cellular orthopedics

    Three years ago, I received a call from the wife of a potential patient requesting an appointment for his “Stem Cell” procedure after she had visited my web site. Applying the usual inquiry, I learned that the couple lived in Wisconsin and that her previously active then 90-year-old plus husband...

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  • “My doctor told me that I have bone on bone”

    It is the most banal, recurring, boring, ordinary and meaningless phrase that my assistant and I have to listen to on the phone or at every office setting. Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects almost all persons to some extent as they age. It may affect one joint, some joints or many joints. The...

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  • A Regenerative and Restoration Milestone

    A Regenerative and Restoration Milestone

    It happens every year since the day I was born, there is a birthday celebration in my home and it happens again this week. Sure, I have a little more graying of my hair; but fortunately, I have my hair. I also have an activity level that would not have been possible, given the arthritis

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  • Advances in Cellular Orthopedics, Growth Factors

    Inflammation is a critical factor in the pain and cartilage breakdown associated with knee and hip osteoarthritis. One mechanism of knee OA progression is a degenerative feed-forward cycle caused by pathological increases in inflammatory cytokines and catabolic factors within and adjacent to the synovial...

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  •     Why the Stem Cell interventions work for some but not all?

    The scientific facts do not support one “stem cell” treatment for all. Osteoarthritis is a complex process and we now know for what there has been recently identified two distinct genetic subgroups. OA is a joint disease with variable causes, symptoms and outcome. It is estimated that genetic...

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  • Is Tissue Regeneration the Holy Grail in Cellular Orthopedics?

    The answer is both yes and no; it is age dependent. Received last week from a woman in her late 20s at the time of injury: “Dr. Sheinkop- I wanted to follow-up with you in terms of my success with the stem cell treatment for my full ACL tear in March 2016. I cannot even

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  • 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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