“When you are finished changing, you are finished” is a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin. For 39 years, I was a joint replacement surgeon at a large academic medical center in Chicago where I rose to be the Head of the Joint Replacement Program and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. My next stop for 11 years has been in the emerging discipline of Regenerative Medicine. In the latter, I introduced evidence-based medicine integrating clinical practice with clinical research. In so doing, I worked with several biotech companies proving outcomes data by continually monitoring the results of my care and treatment. Now, it is time to graduate into yet another initiative; namely, as both a consultant and director of medical affairs within the field of regenerative medicine and cellular orthopedics.
Continuing the Climb
While on July 31, I retire from clinical practice, I still will be involved in monitoring patient outcomes of the Platelet Rich Plasma, Bone Marrow Concentrate, and most recently, Micro Fractured Fat injected into the symptomatic and function-limiting arthritic joint. The mission has been to assist the patient in postponing, at times avoiding, a joint replacement.
On Wednesday of this week, the Biologics Symposium will be held in Washington, DC: The Next Generation of Biologics presented by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Collaboration with the Biologic Association. It is introducing the next generation in which I will be playing a consulting role. Until that time, I am still accepting patients, both new and for follow-up in my offices. You may learn more by visiting my website www.sheinkopmd.com. Schedule your office visit by calling (312) 475-1893