On August 3rd, I wrote a Blog titled” Advancing the Discipline of Cellular Orthopedics”. As readers of my weekly Blog as swell as present and former patients are aware, I have long focused my clinical practice first in joint replacement and now in Cellular Orthopedics, on the integration of patient care and research. When I traded the scalpel for a needle five years ago, I introduced that data collection and research methodology developed during my joint replacement career into the emerging discipline of Regenerative Medicine. Several months ago, I made a major decision to place increasing emphasis on that integration of patient care with research rather than continue to pursue the business model methodology. First the bad news, the diminution of marketing exposure inherent in my decision has temporarily resulted in a drop off in the number of procedures being performed. On the other hand, the international recognition of my efforts has culminated in an invitation to introduce the subspecialty of Cellular Orthopedics at the annual meeting of the Russian/ Ukrainian Orthopedic Association being held in St Petersburg, Russia, September 21st to 23rd. This meeting will be attended by over 1200 orthopedic surgeons from the region and it will be the first-time participants will have been introduced to non-operative alternatives for assisting a patient limited by arthritis of a major joint.

Sponsored by Zimmer-Biomet, Corporation, the largest prosthetic reconstructive company in the world, politics are set aside and the well-being of the human being becomes the only consideration. I am organizing my several presentations following the same educational principles I adhered to when I lectured in St Petersburg, Moscow and Vladivostok in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Then I shared my knowledge of joint replacement surgery and taught how I did things at Rush. Now I will share what I have learned in helping patients postpone, perhaps even avoid a joint replacement presenting at a workshop and then sharing my scientific outcomes data.

It is a personally rewarding opportunity for me as it is an international recognition of my initiatives and lends credence to my decision to have separated myself from the business model pursuit. Imagine my personal satisfaction to be returning by invitation to the birthplaces of my mother and father 85 years after they had been forced to leave? I am experiencing the ultimate reward from my profession.

If you want to personally gain from my Cellular Orthopedic experiences and knowledge, schedule an appointment buy calling 847-390-7666 or view my website and webinars www.ilcellulartherapy.com.