• Exciting Cellular Orthopedic Debates

    Exciting Cellular Orthopedic Debates

    Well, it is really an internal debate as to whether I should have a concentrated platelet rich plasma procedure or a bone marrow concentrate procedure as I get ready for the upcoming ski season. While it is true that I exercise five to six days a week rotating between outdoor cycling, strength training...

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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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  • Report from the OrthoBiologic Institute meeting, June 08-10, 2017

    Report from the OrthoBiologic Institute meeting, June 08-10, 2017

    It was difficult for me to sit and listen to so many “show and tell” presentations not supported by scientifically overseen outcomes data. Too much anecdote about unproven methodologies; many not compliant with FDA guidance. Basically, it was frequently repeated false news. I was taken aback by what...

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  • False Stem Cell Marketing

    False Stem Cell Marketing

    The lack of scientific foundation in stem cell marketing is all around us and negatively impacting those doing the right thing in the evolving discipline of Regenerative Medicine. Yesterday afternoon, a patient for whom I successfully completed a Bone Marrow Concentrate/Stem cell procedure presented...

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  • Osteoarthritis, back to basics

    Osteoarthritis, back to basics

    Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder, and continues to be the leading cause of impaired quality of life in the United Sates. While OA is defined as the progressive loss of cartilage structure and function; that definition has most recently been expanded...

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  • Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration

    Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration

    NON-INTERVENTIONAL MEANS OF MANAGING KNEE ARTHRITIS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLIC RELEASE: 2-MAY-2017 Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration CREDIT: RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA OAK BROOK, Ill. – Overweight and obese people who lost a substantial amount of weight over...

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  • Cellular Orthopedics versus The Regenerative Medicine Charlatans

    Cellular Orthopedics versus The Regenerative Medicine Charlatans

    In reviewing the plethora of proliferating Regenerative Medicine web sites, I found one with multiple points of service in metropolitan Chicago offering platelet rich plasma, fat graft, adipose derived stem cells and bone marrow derived stem cells in an office setting for the treatment of ALS, Alzheimer’s,...

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  • Optimizing Strategies for the Practice of Interventional Orthopedics

    Optimizing Strategies for the Practice of Interventional Orthopedics

    The FDA again held a meeting to address issues pertaining to Regenerative Medicine. At the conclusion of the meeting, an updated set of guidelines was developed for patient protection in the use of stem cells, growth factors, and platelet rich plasma. While still being interpreted by the Regenerative...

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  • Exercise Prescription and Cellular Orthopedic Intervention

    Exercise Prescription and Cellular Orthopedic Intervention

    Aging is known to contribute to a multitude of systemic changes including those of the musculoskeletal system leading to decreased health, mobility and function. Most changes in well-being are exacerbated by inactivity. It has been scientifically documented that physical activity and exercise may slow...

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