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 a joint replacement for the arthritic hip and knee joint. In my transition, I introduced the same integration of research, patient care, and education into Regenerative Medicine that I had pioneered as the head of a joint replacement program at a major-medical center in Chicago, helping that center emerge as one of the five most recognized programs in The United States.

At the beginning and continuing to this day, Cellular Orthopedics has been based on the use of a patient’s own Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Concentrate as the source for providing pain relief and functional improvement to a patient experiencing impairment from an arthritic joint. I have almost five years of outcomes data to support my therapeutic recommendations. Platelet Rich Plasma offers healing and pain relieving promise for the patient; while the Stem Cells and Growth Factors in Bone Marrow Concentrate offer regenerative potential in addition, all this while FDA compliant.

Over the past year however, there has been an explosion in the marketing of untested and unproven alternatives continually introduced under the Regenerative Medicine umbrella. Web sites make unsubstantiated claims, purchased media campaigns become a source of false advertising and courses both live and on-line promise expertise credentialing in 48 hours.

As a response to this chaos, I have founded The Center for Orthobiologic Clinical Trials whereby I am able to validate or challenge the plethora of claims and assist my patients in decision making based on scientific evidence; while at the same time, contributing to the emerging discipline of Interventional Orthopedics. I now have gathered the largest Data Base with long term follow-up of which I am aware documenting the Outcomes of Bone Marrow Concentrate, Amniotic Fluid Concentrate and mechanically emulsified, Adipose Derived, Lipogems.

The next step is to study the outcomes of combining cellular orthopedic interventions into the joint with the added step of injecting Bone Marrow Concentrate and Platelet Rich Plasma into the bone adjacent to the joint. I am currently recruiting patients for the latter trial. For those who meet inclusion criteria, there is a discount for said care. Interested patients should call  (312)475-1893 on Monday or Thursday.

If you want to become better informed, browse my website www.sheinkopmd.com.

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