A Patient Testimonial for Growth Factors
At times, my blog is based on statistically documented evidence concerning Cellular Orthopedic interventions. To date, that’s how I treat patents, evidence based regenerative medicine. This time though, I found an unsolicited testimonial so compelling that I am using it as the “center fold” of the Blog this week. The quote is from a 71 year-old patient.
“I wanted to give you the update on my knee condition after having the Alpha2Macroglobulin (A2M) injections about 3 weeks ago. Yes!! Yes!! I’m really loving it. I was reluctant to push it the first 2 weeks because I was enjoying the pain-free analgesic effect. Last week I was in Southern California on the beach and was trying not to overuse it. My knee is very arthritic and whenever I overdo it, I would be in discomfort for days afterwards. I didn’t want to be in pain or nursing my knee with an ice bag while on vacation so I took it easy at first. Easy went to being very active including biking, hiking and bodysurfing in the ocean. My knee never swelled or became uncomfortable. I still have an arthritic knee but I can do whatever I’m comfortable doing with no negative effect. Also sleeping at night without pain is wonderful. I’m very pleased with the way my knee is responding to the injections.
Positive Light on Growth Factors
I am the first to call the reader’s attention to the fact that this is a testimonial and not a scientific report. Yet, the value to the reader is an opportunity to fantasize about how your life might be impacted by cellular orthopedics interventions and thereby, delay, perhaps avoid a major surgical procedure. While stem cells are commonplace in the world of marketing for the arthritic joint, people are still learning about the benefit of growth factors. A2M is what the patient is alluding to in his testimonial, a large protein produced by the liver. It differs from most other growth factors by virtue of molecular size and source of production in that most growth factors are found in the circulating blood. I offer this biologic option to patients who I think will benefit as part of my scope of Cellular Orthopedic options, especially when I do not believe the patient is a candidate for a bone marrow concentrate intervention.
To learn more, you may access my website and view my webinar at www.sheinkopmd.com. A better alternative is to schedule an I office visit wherein I can examine you, review images with you, and provide informed consent; that is patient education. Call (312) 475-1893