Seems strange that I would start thinking about the upcoming winter season but conditioning is sports specific and it will take about eight weeks to get ready. This past weekend, I increased my conditioning program with more cycling and strength training. It is now about nine months since I underwent cellular orthopedic interventions to both on my knees followed by both of my hips. The results have been most gratifying allowing me to extend my recreational lifestyle indefinitely; so here I am planning ahead for the upcoming ski season even though the Chicago temperature prediction is for a high of 87 degrees. Last year at this time, I questioned whether my skiing days were over. The reasoning behind much of my autobiographical, recreational subject matter is so the reader will better understand what is possible through stem cell, growth factor and platelet intervention for those with pain and limitations inherent in osteoarthritis. While an orthopedic surgeon does not need to break his or her own bones to better enable that surgeon to treat a fracture, given the number of clinics now advertising stem cell treatment, the patient choosing a regenerative medicine provider might take note of the fact that not only have I been playing a prominent role in the evolution of this expanding specialty of Cellular Orthopedics by introducing evidence based care over five years ago, I can tell you what works best from the standpoint of a patient.
There is an ever-increasing number of good and some excellent outcomes logged into our database. To be quite frank, there are some who have not fared as well. By continued surveillance and monitoring of outcomes, I am able to identify those who would improve their results by some means of augmentation be it a Platelet Rich Plasma follow-up or a repeat stem cells intervention. Let me paraphrase a message received from a patient in whose knees I have completed several cellular orthopedic interventions over the past three years. This mid 50s farmer is back to regularly playing age related group basketball several evenings each without limitation and without recurrence of symptoms the following day. Concerning yet another patient, this one in his early 90s from a patient who happens to be a family acquaintance, “I watched your patient painting the side of his garage the other day.”
Yes, these are anecdotes and so is my story; however, I think you get the message.
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