Musculoskeletal Care of the Mature Patient
I feel the pain. This weekend was spent with my wife chasing trout in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin and I am hurting. Walking down a creek for miles is an adventure that is unlike no other. I have no idea what this has to do with stem cells so let’s get back to the week to be, actually the month ahead.
Passover begins in the evening of Friday, April 6 and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 14
Easter is Sunday, April 8
Regenexx visit is Monday, April 9 to Wednesday, April 11
Biovision needlescope introductory to regenerative medicine, April 12
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery course “Advances in Care of the Aging Athelete” April 20 to April 22
I am undertaking an entire new direction as an orthopedic surgeon who performed and pioneered joint replacements for over 38 years. All I had to do was read the newspaper and listen to the media reports on orthopedic implant recalls to remind myself that someone from the orthopedic surgical community has to look ahead to alternative options for pain solutions. The AAOS course will address issues from stem cell and adjunctive therapies, nutrition, performance enhancing drugs, cutting edge regenerative and restorative treatments, and the application of other anti-aging substances and supplements for the shoulder, hip and knee-all with the goal of keeping patients well and at the top of their game. If you are severely impaired, then you still may need a joint replacement; but if you are still functional, there are viable alternatives to surgery. For the female athlete, I am developing an expanded approach to treatment and maintaining the opportunity to participate. My focus is personal and is somewhat brought about by my own interests, anti-aging and managing the aging process. Normal physiologic effects of aging affect participation in sports; reader, you are left to define the word sports. There is not necessarily a predictable positive impact of a joint replacement on function even if the implant is not recalled. If you want to analyze how cartilage regenerative techniques may apply to you in the new world of regenerative stem cell based medicine, call for an appointment. I will work with you to determine appropriate non-operative and minimally invasive stem cell treatment plans for mature adult “athletes” with traumatic, degenerative and arthritic conditions particularly related to the knee, hip and shoulder.
Mitchell B. Sheinkop, M.D.
312-475-1893 or 312-475-1893
1564 N. La Salle St
Chicago, Illinois 60610