• “FDA Cracks Down On Stem-Cell Clinics Selling Unapproved Treatments”

    “FDA Cracks Down On Stem-Cell Clinics Selling Unapproved Treatments”

    The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on “unscrupulous” clinics selling unproven and potentially dangerous treatments involving stem cells. Hundreds of clinics around the country have started selling stem cell therapies that supposedly use stem cells but have not been approved...

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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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  • Advancing the Discipline of Cellular Orthopedics

    Advancing the Discipline of Cellular Orthopedics

    Most readers know that I “graduated” from joint replacement surgery into an emerging field of Regenerative Medicine about five years ago. Prior to that time, I had dedicated 37 years to Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery and played an active role in a joint replacement practice combining research...

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  • Combining Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint with Subchondroplasty

    Combining Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint with Subchondroplasty

    We now are approaching five-year outcomes regarding the use of Bone Marrow Concentrate for Osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle. Bone Marrow contains Adult Mesenchymal Stem (MSC) cells and Growth Factors. In the beginning, the entire informed consent process focused on the MSC in bone...

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  • Why The Center for Orthobiologic Clinical Trials?

    Why The Center for Orthobiologic Clinical Trials?

    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...

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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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  • In Cellular Orthopedics, New Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better

    In Cellular Orthopedics, New Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better

    As most readers of this Blog already know, for more than 37 years, I was a reconstructive joint replacement surgeon at a major Chicago medical center, where I served as the director of the joint replacement program. I retired as emeritus professor seven years ago; after having pioneered the integration...

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  • The tale of two people with arthritic knees

    The tale of two people with arthritic knees

    It came to pass over the last several weeks that I had contact with two separate patients; one in my office and one by e-mail inquiry. Both individuals had, prior to treatment, roughly the same levels of arthritic impairment. Both with grade three arthritic knees, were similar in age, weight, height...

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  • On the results of injecting Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint and into the adjacent bone for osteoarthritis

    On the results of injecting Bone Marrow Concentrate into the joint and into the adjacent bone for osteoarthritis

    Options for treating patients with osteoarthritis of their joints are historically limited to pain medication, anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy, chiropractic care, or any combination thereof. These treatments provide temporary symptom relieving care, but do not offer therapeutic...

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