In my last blog, I introduced the possibility of repairing structural cartilage defects and supporting bone defects in an arthritic joint by the application of Collagen. While supplementing orally, with collagen peptides is one of the most popular attempts (non-invasive) of joint repair, its efficacy is hotly debated with no scientific evidence of a positive impact.
Osteoarthritis progresses gradually owing to biomechanical loading and biochemical changes be it the latter due to aging, trauma, or genetics. It starts with a breakdown of the cartilage matrix progressing to cartilage erosion and chronic inflammatory process. To date, there is no scientific evidence that structural repair of articular cartilage may be affected by oral supplements; but what about the application of collagen to the articular defect in the joint?
Why are patients committed to fitness and exercise returning to my office with clinical evidence of structural repair of an arthritic joint years after I had completed a Bone Marrow Concentrate intervention?
To explore the potential of structural repair in an arthritic joint, I suggest you call (847) 390-7666 and schedule an office visit to find out if you are a candidate for a clinical trial made possible by an IRB approved collagen application series.
Moving forward, what about exercise? My anecdotal observations are that those who are avid cyclists seem to continue to improve with time, following a biologic intervention be it hip or knee. I am one of those serving as a testimonial as are many patients. Might orthopedic history help us understand the present and perhaps predict the future of an arthritic or treated joint? Prior to the mid-1980s at the time that contracted healthcare influenced orthopedic care, a patient following a hip or knee procedure remained in the hospital, post-operative for application of a repetitive motion and loading system for 10 to 21 days. Basically, it was a recumbent bike modified for use in a hospital bed. With the transition to a 23-hour length of stay following an orthopedic procedure, between 1985 and 2021, the notion of a repetitive motion and loading mechanism became unrealistic during the shortened hospital stay and modern economics of healthcare will not tolerate the expense. Might a bicycle or indoor cycling ergometer serve the need as an adjunct to a structural application for arthritic joint defect repair?
Our practice is evidence-based and at the vanguard of clinical trials. Such Trials include the two recently completed FDA-approved Personalized Stem Cell Clinical Trials in which I was a clinical investigator. We hope to announce a third in the upcoming weeks. Stay informed at www.personalizedstemcells.com. For those who do not meet the inclusion criteria for the next Stromal Vascular Fraction Trial, we are working on the inclusion criteria for an IRB-approved observational clinical trial using a collagen product application for structural repair in the arthritic joints be it knee, hip or shoulder. Once again, to partake in a trial screening call and schedule the appointment call (847) 390-7666. You may read my blog at www.sheinkopmd.com. The details of the Structural Trial have not yet been built out on the website.