Instead of using a knife and a metal prosthesis, I substituted a needle and biologics ten years ago; hence the term cellular orthopedics. It is almost 9 years since I retired from Rush and Midwest Orthopedics as Professor and Director of the Joint Replacement program having completed over 20 thousand joint implants over a 37-year surgical career. Since that time, I have built a practice based on the ethos of relieving pain, improving function, and assisting patients with arthritis to postpone, perhaps avoid a Total Joint Replacement. In reviewing our database, we now have several thousand patients who continue to enjoy or have returned to a relatively pain-free, active lifestyle owing to cellular orthopedics and regenerative medicine. I myself am the leading example of success after having undergone cellular orthopedic procedures; still skiing, exercising six days a week, cycling, and fly fishing, in spite of two very arthritic hips and two equally arthritic knees. In our continued monitoring of the several thousand patient outcomes for those with a grade 3 to 4 Osteoarthritic joint, to the best of our knowledge, less than 125 have undergone a Total Joint Replacement.
In the mid-1980s, an article appeared in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery challenging whether a biologic arthroplasty, that is a joint restoration with biologics and a needle rather than an artificial prosthesis with a knife would ever be possible? While not there yet, we have made great strides to realize that possibility. Currently, the FDA allows for the use of approved autologous biologics (your cells, platelets and growth factors) in the care and treatment of an arthritic joint as long as that treatment is overseen by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). Unfortunately, the charlatans, camp followers and bad actors have been so awful that Google, as of last week, is disapproving all ads for cellular orthopedic treatments. My web site and blog, for the time being, may serve as your continued educational means for regenerative medicine and cellular orthopedics.
Back to the future, there is a group of us who continue to work towards a biologic arthroplasty, that is cells with a needle to restore your joint as contrasted to a metal prosthesis; the mission of the Personalized Stem Cell Clinical Trial. By using your stem cells obtained from your adipose tissue by a mini liposuction and sending it to the Personalized Stem Cell laboratories, PSC, Inc. I am able to return millions of your cells in an FDA approved Clinical Trial to an arthritic knee at this time. Later, we will address both knees, the hip, shoulder, and ankle. Our goal is to diminish pain, restore function, and eventually provide a biologic arthroplasty. For those who do not meet the inclusion criteria for the FDA approved PSC Clinical Trial, there are other options available for pain relief and improved function.
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