My goal is to separate fact from fiction by delivering evidence-based care specifically related to orthobiologics, and contribute to biologics knowledge and application in arthritis and orthopedic conditions. At present, too many patients are navigating the field independently without reliable sources of information resulting all too frequently in substandard care provided by non-orthopedic physicians; thus, experiencing unsatisfactory outcomes. I still am an orthopedic surgeon having evolved into regenerative medicine using stem cells, proprietary platelet rich plasma, growth factors, exosomes and acellular amniotic fluid with a needle and not a knife.
September 29, 2020
“Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop
It was a little over three years ago when we first met. At that time, I could not walk through a Walmart without experiencing significant pain in my left knee. Well, since that time my knee has continued to improve. Fast forward to today, we have just returned from our hiking trip to the southwest national parks (Grand Canyon, Bryce, & Zion). This trip included 7 days of hiking that totaled 60 miles with significant elevation changes (pictures included on enclosed DVD).
Hats off to you and your staff as I could not have been able to do this without you”
The patient who sent me this beautiful expression of appreciation had presented to my office seeking to postpone, perhaps avoid a Total Knee Replacement. He had already been treated for several years by a local physician with physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, and injections of cortisone and hyaluronic acid to no avail. After assessment and review of images, I provided him informed consent regarding the several options available at the time; he elected to undergo a stem cell procedure using Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells harvested from his bone marrow. Several days prior to the bone aspiration, a Platelet Rich Plasma injection using the patient’s own platelets was completed to initiate healing. Five days later, the bone marrow aspiration was completed in a surgi-center to assure sterility and the concentrated bone marrow containing Stem cells, Platelets, Precursor Cells and Growth Factors were injected into the patient’s left knee under image guidance. About a week later, a concentration of a proprietary Platelet Rich Plasma filtrate was injected into the left knee under image guidance as well. The result is best described the patient himself in the above message quoted above.
What I have described took place three plus years ago. Since then, the biologic options have increased; in part owing to my clinical research and that is what I want to explore with you in this webinar.