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Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop has completed training and is credentialed for an FDA-approved stem cell clinical trial for knee arthritis. Our clinic is now screening patients for this trial. Contact us at 312-475-1893 for details. Click here to learn more.

At least it is spring on Astronomical chart although six inches of snow yesterday in Chicago causes one to take pause. Nevertheless, I am off to Southwest Wisconsin this weekend to initiate my fly fishing journeys for 2015. One doesn’t necessarily equate fishing with physical demand. Yet last Friday, at an 18 month follow-up of a Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate/Stem cell intervention in a 74 year old patient with arthritic knees, who incidentally had been told he needed knee replacements, I received a very serious thank you because my patient was planning several fishing trips to Canada this year with children and grandchildren; something he had not been able to do for several years as he couldn’t get in and out of a boat. Now he is able to do so and plans to enjoy every moment.  I plan to wade up the spring creeks and vault up and down the cliffs and boulders as a result of my own regenerative care last year. Two weeks ago, my wife and I returned from a fabulous week of skiing in Vail and the only runs I avoided were the cliffs.

I learned much over the winter about several golfers who had undergone stem cell care for both knee and hip. The post intervention rehabilitation regimen had resulted in their ability to travel to the South East and Southwest to play golf on multiple occasions when such had not been possible in the past several years for them. Of particular interest to me was the report from one patient who I had met two years ago when he was scheduled to undergo a hip replacement.  First he spent some time changing his swing and in particular the positioning of his leg so it would turn out. That seems to have taken the pressure off the area of missing cartilage and impingement. Next, he underwent a stem cell procedure and he is no longer considering a joint replacement. Not being a golfer, I checked it out on the internet and indeed, a change in golf mechanics may eliminate the painful swing. When followed by the stem cell procedure, there is something akin to bacon and eggs or love and marriage.

In looking back over the winter that hopefully was, a 45 year old man who had had to stop running because of “bone on bone” in his knee and who had received a recommendation elsewhere for a knee replacement, indeed turned out not to have “bone on bone” when I reviewed his images although he did have a problematic knee. 90 days after undergoing an SD Regenexx procedure, he ran the Madison 50 furlong-Race. Well, now it’s time to put air in my tires and start planning ahead. I did receive a call last Saturday by my cycling partner concerning a Sunday morning ride; but with a temperature forecast of 29 degrees, I respectfully declined the offer. For those with joint injury or arthritis, everything and anything is possible in fitness, recreation, sports and a pain free walk in this new world of Cellular Orthopedics.

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