When it comes to cellular orthopedics, for me, it is a matter of honor and self-interest.

If you aren’t aware of the bogus stem cell claims or “false news”, read the LA Times article that appeared last week http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik–oz-stem-cell-20170213-story.html

The article followed a Dr. Oz television expose where he focused on charlatans victimizing the public with false information at extremely outrageous fee schedules. The egregious behavior stemmed (no pun intended) from mostly California based clinics but Texas was another state exposed. For those who read this Blog, you are familiar with the false advertising of “Stem Cell Clinics” highlighting regenerative medicine via Amniotic Fluid for arthritis in Illinois, that I have repeatedly taken to task. To repeat, while there may be living cells when amniotic fluid is harvested, following collection, processing, sterilizing, irradiating, freezing and fast thawing, there are no living or viable stem cells in the pat being offered as a regenerative alternative. Dr. Oz took his expose a lot further calling attention to false claims without medical evidence wherein the so called regenerative medicine clinics he exposed offer treatment for every and any affliction of the human body.

Since the innovations introduced by Regenexx 10 years or so ago, interventional orthopedics has become an evidence based approach to sports medicine related injuries and as an alternative to a major surgical reconstruction or replacement for an arthritic or chronically injured bone or joint. I am a member of the Regenexx network and, have continued to compile and contribute scientific evidence to support the Regenexx mission. Our menu of surgical alternatives is directed to afflictions of the musculoskeletal system.

A patient attempting to postpone or avoid a major orthopedic procedure for an arthritic joint and return to a relatively symptom free functional quality of life may find legitimate, well intentioned and evidence based regenerative medicine and interventional cellular orthopedic initiatives. I am proud to be one of those clinical settings

Next week, I will complete my interview with Dr Mitchell Sheinkop, part two-focusing on common athletic injuries amenable to cellular orthopedics and joint condition amenable to stem cell intervention.

To schedule an appointment call (312)475-1893
To visit my web site go to www.sheinkopmd.com
To watch my webinar visit www.ilcellulartherapy.com