Special Announcement - Now Enrolling for FDA Approved Stem Cell Study
Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop has completed training and is credentialed for the first of its kind FDA approved stem cell clinical trial for knee arthritis. Our clinic is now enrolling patients in this trial. Contact us at 312-475-1893 for details. Click here to learn more.

Question: 

Dr. Sheinkop, three months ago you did an A2M intervention on a 72- year old athletic man with progressive limitations from an arthritic knee. You reported how he was doing at six weeks, how is he doing at 12 weeks?

Answer: 

Hi. I trust all is well with you. In regards to my progress with A2M I can honestly tell you it has been one of the best procedures I’ve had for my arthritic knee. I’ve been quite active and am experiencing no pain. My arthritic knee is not miraculously healed but I’ve always experienced pain, edema, and discomfort after exercising it. Those symptoms don’t occur since the injections. Perhaps those symptoms were a result of the arthritic proteases that are now subdued.

Question: 

I have received different opinions for PRP injection for arthritis and an entire range of charges. What is the explanation?

Answer: 

There is no uniform definition for Platelet Rich Plasma. In some settings, it may result in a small volume of PRP and plasmas; in others, 60 ccs of blood is recovered via vena puncture with a resultant large concentration of platelet and proteins called growth factors. A patients must be prepared to request explanations from a physician.

Question: 

Are any regenerative medicine procedures covered by Medicare or private insurance?

Answer: 

It seems that Medicare and some private indemnification will preauthorize the use of certain biologics; it is on a case by case basis and varies from insurance company to insurance company.

Question:

Dr Sheinkop, you have previously written in your blog about your arthritic knees and hips. How are you doing and what have you had done?

Answer:

Last Friday and Sunday, I rode my bike 40 miles each day. When I am not able to cycle, I use my Concept 2 rowing ergometer at a fairly significant pace for 30 minutes or more. I booked my ski trip for Colorado in February and plan to go fly fishing over the upcoming two weekends, the latter may be the most demanding. All this has been made possible by the intervention in my knees and hips with Platelets, growth factors and stem cells.

Question:

Do you have any upcoming clinical trials available for arthritic joints?

Answer:

While the Personalized Stem Cell clinical trial has been completed, PSC has applied to the FDA for an expanded use trial allowing more than one joint to be treated with adipose derived stem cells. I will announce in this Blog when and if, the trial will take place.

To learn more, call (847) 390-7666 and schedule a consultation. You may watch my webinar and view my website at www.sheinkopmd.com. The Personalized Stem Cell website is a valuable resource as well www.Personalizedstemcells.com.

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