In reviewing the plethora of proliferating Regenerative Medicine web sites, I found one with multiple points of service in metropolitan Chicago offering platelet rich plasma, fat graft, adipose derived stem cells and bone marrow derived stem cells in an office setting for the treatment of ALS, Alzheimer’s, Erectile Dysfunction, Alopecia, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Aesthetic improvement and so on and more. There was no end to the promises advanced. At no time was there any evidence of success posted and absolutely no data.
For the first 37 years of my orthopedic practice, I collected outcomes data for every patient in whom I performed a hip or knee replacement. Prior to a surgical procedure, I provided the patient with meaningful outcomes data concerning success and length before a revision surgery might be required. That scientific documentation was scientifically published and used globally for informed consent by orthopedic surgeons around the world. Anticipating the future, actually the present if you live in Alabama, not only do I quantitate that which is injected into an arthritic joint, I am able to qualitate the injectate. I refer to Alabama because that State requires a physician to know exactly what is being injected into a patient when a she or he administers such or the physician is not complaint with that state’s law. With the incorporation of Abbott’s Ruby hemoanalyzer into my Cellular Orthopedic practice, I meet ethical, moral, legal and scientific guidelines and anticipate what I believe will shortly become an FDA compliance requirement. My practice is limited to that which has data to support my recommendations for a symptomatic, arthritic joint; while at the same time documenting the quality and quantity of the combination of Bone Marrow Concentrate, Growth Factors and Platelet Rich Plasma I am injecting.
There is the beginning of an initiative to comply with an anticipated more stringent oversite by the FDA concerning the developing subspecialty of Interventional Orthopedics and I am thrilled to be part of that small group. The FDA is a governmental agency responsible for the well-being, health and safety of the public. While likesome charlatans might get by in the short term, I am thrilled to be part of this initial group of responsible Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons, Physiatrists and Pain Management specialists providing scientifically supported, FDA compliant, Cellular Orthopedic and Regenerative Medicine options in Sports Medicine and for management of an arthritic joint.
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