Three and a half years ago, I performed a Bone Marrow Concentrate for the arthritic hip of a visiting orthopedic surgeon, who had sought me out so as to help him postpone, perhaps avoid a joint replacement. Given professional discretion, I am unable to disclose specifics other than he is considered to be one of the preeminent joint replacement surgeons in Europe and Asia. We had first met in 2003 in St Petersburg, Russia. The orthopedic surgeon had contacted me today to report how well he was doing and still not in need of a joint replacement. Between 2001 and 2007, I frequently had been invited as a visiting Professor to teach joint replacement surgery and present my clinical outcomes research at international meetings around the world including 37 countries and 76 cities.
Evidence-Based Cellular Orthopedics
Times have changed and I retired from surgery graduating into my next role; assisting patients in postponing, perhaps avoiding a joint replacement in an arthritic joint by using a needle instead of a knife. The Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Growth Factors, Precursor Cells, Platelets, and other Biologics found in bone marrow when concentrated, serve to stop the pain, reverse scarring and at times repair and possibly regenerate the joint damaged by osteoarthritis. While the Bone Marrow Concentrate is the backbone of my practice, over the past several years I have introduced Biologics concentrated from your circulating blood in addition to the Bone Marrow Concentrate, or when indicated, in lieu of the BMC. 14 months ago, I was part of the clinical research group, that performed an FDA approved Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Trial, the first of its kind in the United States. Our team is now preparing a second phase Trial using Adipose-Derived Stem Cells; watch this Blog or visit www.PersonalizedStemCells.com to monitor the FDA approval process.
Innovation & Advancing Quality Care
While all the above continues, there are new additions to my menu of biologic services that you may learn more about by visiting my website at www.sheinkopmd.com or scheduling an office evaluation by calling (847) 390-7666. As an example of the constant advances taking place in Cellular Orthopedics and Biologics, when a patient contacted me today concerning a follow-up “stem cell” injection for his several arthritic joints, I recommended an updated evaluation and images because so much has advanced during the last three and a half years when he initially had undergone Biologic and Stem Cell applications for his arthritic joints.