For those new to this Blog, my focus on Regenerative Medicine has just started its fifth year. Prior to that time, I was an orthopedic surgeon surgically replacing hips and knees at a major academic Chicago Medical center for almost 40 years. I then graduated into Regenerative Medicine where I have dedicated the past four years helping patients avoid or at least postpone when possible, a joint replacement for an arthritic hip, knee, shoulder or ankle. You may have learned from that previously written, during my joint replacement years, every patient undergoing a hip or knee replacement became part of a comprehensive database wherein by integrating research with patient care, I would continue to stay in the forefront of reconstructive orthopedics. I would present my findings at various orthopedic seminars around the world and share my knowledge with interested orthopedic surgeons so they could determine the best prostheses, the best surgical approaches, the best rehabilitation techniques, how to prepare a patient for a procedure, and how to achieve the best possible outcome both functionally and from the standpoint of survivorship of components.
When I entered the emerging discipline of Interventional Orthopedics, I introduced my knowledge of orthopedic research as well as my support team, adapting joint replacement clinical research methodology for stem cell intervention outcome surveillance. Owing to my long tenure as a clinician and my Emeritus Professorship designation, many now are seeking my advice and counsel on how to maximize outcomes from a Bone Marrow Concentrate intervention in an arthritic joint. All this being said, within the last several days, I have provided stem cell consultation to a retired professional baseball player of note, and to a medical tourist from the United Arab Emirates, where I had taught joint replacement surgery over 11 times between 2001 and 2007. Today, my office received a call requesting a consultation from a family of Turkish tourists visiting Chicago. Between 2002 and 2006, I had visited Turkish Orthopedic Centers in Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul to demonstrate hip and knee replacement procedures while also lecturing on five separate occasions by invitation around the country.
The point is that there are those of us who are qualified intellectually, experientially, and clinically to assist the patient limited by arthritis of a major joint using Evidence Based Medicine for stem cell care; while there are those who recruit patients by placing a marketing ad with unsupported claims in the media. If you want a consultation based on Best Regenerative Medicine Practices, call for that consultation: 312 475 1893
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