The Leading Physicians of the World
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS RECOGNIZES
Mitchell B. Sheinkop, M.D.
LEADING PHYSICIAN OF THE WORLD
TOP ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON AND REGENERATIVE ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST
IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
How Might You Need Stem Cells in 2013
Advances in the care of the aging athlete
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40 years ago this week, I started practice at Presbyterian-St Luke’s Hospital in Chicago and became Director of the Orthopedic Residency Training Program, Head of The Children’s Orthopedic Program, and Head of the Orthopedic Oncology Program at Rush University having been recruited from the University of Chicago Hospitals. In 1979, I became a member of the team of three that introduced the cementless hip prosthesis into clinical practice in America. After 38 years of surgery and after having authored or co-authored almost 100 scientific articles, I graduated into non-operative orthopedics. In 2012, the next milestone was my embracing Regenerative Medicine, stem cell intervention in order to assist a patient in possibly avoiding or postponing a joint replacement. So what of the future?
Because of the snowfall, I will be able to go snowshoe running in Lincoln Park this afternoon, as weather has resulted in most of my patients rescheduling their office encounters for today. I return to ski in Colorado later this month and I look forward to the opening of Wisconsin trout season on the first Saturday in March. Should the snow melt and the temperature hit 45 degrees, I will be out cycling along the lake. The secret is out and now you know my interest in the aging athlete. I want to keep on going; come on along, join me.
The posting this weekend in the Testimonial section of the Web Site www.sheinkopmd.com suggests what is possible with stem cells. While the remote future will be based on tissue and stem cell engineering, those trials are being developed; the immediate future is based on Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma (C-SCP), Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) intraarticular interventions and subchondal plasty with BMAC. I described the latter for Bone Marrow lesions (BMLs) seen on MRI in my Blog last week. In order to provide a more comprehensive explanation of the ongoing development within the field of Cellular Orthopedics, I will be expanding and continually updating my web site. On Wednesday, there will be a site visit from Regenexx while I perform a Same Day (SD) Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrated stem cell intervention in three patients including an arthritis of the hip candidate, an arthritis of the knee candidate and a carpal instability at the wrist candidate. In addition, there will be an ultrasound guided PRP injection of the ankle for a patient with a fracture at the ankle seven months ago presenting with a osteochondral fracture at the dome of the talus and a “High Ankle Sprain”.
The Blog next week will feature other stem cell orthopedic interventions that might be of interest in 2013. “Keep going my friend”.