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Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop has completed training and is credentialed for an FDA-approved stem cell clinical trial for knee arthritis. Our clinic is now screening patients for this trial. Contact us at 312-475-1893 for details. Click here to learn more.

 Stem cell intervention outcome in a husband and wife

“____ and I are doing well. Mitch administered stem cell therapy on my non-operative hip and things feel great. First time I’ve been pain free in 10 years. Can’t wait for ski season” “Mine are doing great”. This second quote from the mutual friend who is patient getting ready for the ski season who recently underwent a concentrated platelet rich plasma “tune up” in anticipation.

The above quotes are from a husband and wife who underwent stem cell intervention and the second is taken from an e-mail forwarded from the mutual friend who had initially referred the couple to me. Three years ago, the wife had been referred for the limitations in her knee produced by post traumatic arthritic progression. She and her husband were avid ski enthusiasts but the patient could not plan for an upcoming helicopter skiing that winter in western Canada, owing to limitations imposed by arthritis. In the fall of the year, I completed a Bone Marrow Concentrate intervention into her right knee and she returned to Heliskiing. Earlier this summer, the husband elected to undergo a right hip intervention so he might continue at the highest level of recreational skiing. According to his report, there is patient satisfaction from both sides.

Yet, I still strive to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction with the duration of effect. In order to improve results, benefit, and extend the success, I introduced the intraosseous alternative into my treatment protocol when deemed indicated. If the preoperative imaging is compatible with the potential to improve the end result by a subchondroplasty, as I did for a patient this past Wednesday, not only will Bone Marrow Concentrate be injected into the joint, a biologic implant will be injected into the bone adjacent to the joint. The additional procedure adds nothing to the cost of care nor does it require any alteration in the postoperative rehabilitation process. I have requested precertification to determine if indemnification will cover the intraosseous injection of the biologic implant.

On a scientific basis is the fact that it is the subchondral bone that supports the cartilage lining the joint surface. If there is an insufficiency or fragility of subchondral bone, the cartilage will eventually fail. It has been suggested that the pain of arthritis may be the result of alterations in the subchondral bone in addition to inflammation within the joint. Please remember that there are no nerves in cartilage.  

To determine if you are a candidate for postponing or avoiding a Joint replacement for the pain and limited function attributable to arthritis and what treatment alternative will result in the most satisfactory and longest lasting end result, call for a consultation

Call (312)475 -893 or visit my web site and watch the webinar:  www.ilcellulartherapy.com

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“Exercise linked to reduced risk of several cancers”

“Exercise linked to reduced risk of several cancers”

From the AMA Morning Rounds May 16, 2016
Today’s Medical News Prepared Exclusively for You

Leading News
“Exercise linked to reduced risk of several cancers”

ABC World News Tonight (5/16, story 11, 0:25, Muir) reported, “The
National Cancer Institute confirms that moderate exercise, all the way
up to intense exercise, lowers the risk of” cancer “in many forms.”
The Los Angeles Times (5/16, Healy) reports that the research,
published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests, “exercise is a powerful
cancer-preventive.” Investigators found that “physical activity worked
to drive down rates of a broad array of cancers even among smokers,
former smokers, and the overweight and obese.”

US News & World Report (5/16, Esposito) reports that
investigators “analyzed data from participants in 12 US and European
study groups who self-reported their physical activity between 1987
and 2004.” The researchers “looked at the incidence of 26 kinds of
cancer occurring in the study follow-up period, which lasted 11 years
on average.” The data indicated that “overall, a higher level of activity
was tied to a 7 percent lower risk of developing any type of cancer.”

TIME (5/16, Park) reports that “the reduced risk was especially
striking for 13 types of cancers.” Individuals “who were more active
had on average a 20% lower risk of cancers of the esophagus, lung,
kidney, stomach, endometrium and others compared with people who
were less active.” Meanwhile, “the reduction was slightly lower for
colon, bladder, and breast cancers.”

Historically, I have directed my Blog to fitness, improved activities of
daily living, and recreational endeavors. The Leading News report
quoted above introduces an additional goal. Considering the significant
progress in research and management of different cancer types, after
mesothelioma explained, I am not going to suggest
that you will prevent cancer by undergoing a cellular orthopedic
intervention to an arthritic hip or knee; but, I am introducing the
concept that by my improving your activity level and functional
potential with a cellular orthopedic intervention for the symptoms of an
arthritic hip or knee, I will improve your exercise capacity and your
exercise tolerance with the inferred inherent health care benefits be it
cancer prevention, heart health, etc.

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Hand Surgery Alternative for Arthritis and Injury

I have recently seen an increasing number of patients with altered function of their hands because of pain or reduced range of motion due to common injuries, overuse, basal joint arthritis/osteoarthritis, or other degenerative problems.

Thumb arthritis (or basal joint arthritis) can appear early in life.  Because of the constant swiveling and pivoting motions of the basal joint–the joint at the base of the thumb, or thumb CMC (carpometacarpal) joint–the thumb joint tends to wear out easily. Basal joint arthritis is also common in people who have osteoarthritis. As well, tendinitis in the wrist and hand is rampant because of over use of the computer mouse and improper ergonomics.

One way to treat the arthritic condition is with total joint reconstruction surgery. Perhaps over use syndromes may be reduced via voice recognition software but I personally still need to edit and then correct about 15% of my dictations. While surgery may improve the condition for some, this is not the case for all. New problems in the thumb joint may redevelop over time, causing such symptoms as numbness or tenderness. Then there is amazing increase in the occurrence of trigger finger and De Quervains Disease; both which lend themselves to ultrasound guided injection.

 A reasonably successful approach to all of these wrist and hand problems is to start with an ultrasound guided intraarticular cortisone injection. Should the latter be of short-term relief, then platelet rich plasma may be successful for a longer period. Before considering the surgical alternative, be aware that Regenexx has published the outcome of 6 patients who were just under a year out (11.3 months) from treatment with their own stem cells 83.4% of thumb patients are reporting greater than 50% improvement after a simple injection of their own stem cells, 66.7% of thumb patients are reporting greater than 75% improvement and the average change is 70% improved. No significant complications in this group were reported.

If you have pain in your hand or wrist, start with a change in the ergonomics in your work place. Most office suppliers have the necessary mechanical devices available. The next step is an arthritic glove available in most large drug stores. If unsuccessful, the next step is an ultrasound guided injection of cortisone, platelet rich plasma and then stem cells in that order when all else fails.

Mitchell B. Sheinkop, M.D.


1565 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622

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