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June 10, 2015 - NJ Ortho Group is pleased to announce:

Living Orthopedics

Most everyone has heard of stem cells and growth factors and regenerative medicine in some fashion. Stories abound of professional athletes traveling to Europe for stem cell therapies in an almost secretive fashion. Truly the perception of stem cells has been mystical.

As we all know, every tissue in her body is made up of cells. In fact, each tissue is made up of specialized cells, e.g. bone, muscle, skin, heart, brain, etc. Stem cells are simply early-stage cells that have not differentiated into these "specialized" cells but have the potential to do so. For musculoskeletal medicine for orthopedic surgery we are most interested in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as they may become bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, and muscle.

Stem cells have been highly scrutinized here in the US primarily for ethical reasons. Human embryonic stem cells, from unborn babies, is one potential source that has sparked a great deal of criticism. Their use is not approved for our applications in the US. Instead, we rely on adult stem cells, present in abundance, in all of us. Adult stem cells, especially when trying to maximize MNCs, are found in our bone marrow. When used in an autologous fashion (meaning that they are used on the same person from which they are derived) there are no compatibility or rejection issues and they may impart amazing healing potential to tissue that is otherwise unable to heal.

In the United States, the only approved living stem cells for human use our autologous adult cells that are minimally manipulated. This means that there are no chemical or replication processes allowed to be performed on these specimens. Basically this is living tissue that is transferred to the areas in need of healing. What is allowed is concentration of the stem cells are growth factors to deliver these potent healing agents with simply less volume. Consequently, techniques of harvesting and preparing these agents are exceptionally important to their function.

Though the science around stem cells and growth factors has been flourishing for years, clinical studies have recently been showing their great potential for the treatment of multiple musculoskeletal pathologies and ailments. Early and mid-stage degenerative arthritis, chronic tendon problems such as rotator cuff disease were tennis elbow, and degenerative disc disease are just a few of the common problems that may be well treated with these techniques. Truly, regenerative medicine with the use of stem cells and growth factors to treat common orthopedic problems is here to stay. There will always be a need for orthopedic surgical procedures such as joint replacement and spinal fusion but many patients will be able to avoid such surgery with skilled and proper regenerative medicine techniques.

Gordon D. Donald ias a board certified orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of Living Orthopedics a practice devoted to orthopedic regenerative medicine at NJ Ortho Group.

 

 

NJ Spine Group, LLC - New State of the Art Location

04-02-2008
The Spine Center of the Northeast and NJ Spine Group, LLC, as of May 2, 2008, will be relocating to a new State of the Art Campus just minutes from its existing location. Summit Professional Arts Campus is located in Eatontown. The new location is just 10 minutes from three area hospitals with access from four major thoroughfares (Garden State Parkway, Highway 18, Highway 35 and Highway 36)

NJSG Chiropractor Lecture Series

04-23-2007
NJSG sponsored a terrific dinner meeting for chiropractors at Manhattan Steak House on April 18, 2007. The meeting emphasized the importance of chiropractic physicians to serve as the primary care physicians for back pain and utilize specialty spinal services appropriately for their patients.

Exercise Basics For a Pain Free Pregnancy

01-31-2007
Exercise is an integral part of life and a key component in the prevention of low back pain. In this “Learn by Performing” session, pregnant women will be taught safe exercises that can be performed at home. Women will be encouraged to perform exercises in the office. There be will be ample time in the session ask questions they may have.

New and Upcoming Events

11-30-2006
On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 6:30, the physicians at NJ Spine Group will be hosting an educational seminar for Primary Care Physicians entitled “Updates in the Non-operative Treatment of Low Back Pain”. This seminar is open only to physicians interested in learning the latest advances in the treatment of LBP for their patients. For further details of this conference and to register, please contact spineinfo@nj-spine.com.

11-30-2006
Afraid to exercise or get into shape for the new year because of fear of back pain, NJ Spine Group will host a seminar entitled “Exercise and Back Pain” on Saturday January 27,2007, 10AM-noon at the Spine Center of the Northeast, 655 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ. This seminar is open to our patients and anyone who wishes to attend. . This is a great time to learn how to safely exercise and help or prevent spinal problems. We will also be offering to schedule patients for a more individual and comprehensive spinal / fitness evaluation. Please RSVP to spineinfo@nj-spine.com.

11-30-2006
Throughout the month of January 2007, Dr. Eugene Hession, co-Director of Nonoperative Care at NJ Spine Group, will be presenting to the Visiting Nurses Association of New Jersey seminars on workplace ergonomics and low back pain. His talk on “Hard Facts About Soft Machines: The Ergonomics of Sitting” provides insight to those of us involved in office settings predisposed to or suffering spinal pain.

Spine News

NJ Spine Group, LLC - New State of the Art Location

04-02-2008
The Spine Center of the Northeast and NJ Spine Group, LLC, as of May 2, 2008, will be relocating to a new State of the Art Campus just minutes from its existing location. Summit Professional Arts Campus is located in Eatontown. The new location is just 10 minutes from three area hospitals with access from four major thoroughfares (Garden State Parkway, Highway 18, Highway 35 and Highway 36)

NJSG Chiropractor Lecture Series

04-23-2007
NJSG sponsored a terrific dinner meeting for chiropractors at Manhattan Steak House on April 18, 2007. The meeting emphasized the importance of chiropractic physicians to serve as the primary care physicians for back pain and utilize specialty spinal services appropriately for their patients.

Exercise Basics For a Pain Free Pregnancy

01-31-2007
Exercise is an integral part of life and a key component in the prevention of low back pain. In this “Learn by Performing” session, pregnant women will be taught safe exercises that can be performed at home. Women will be encouraged to perform exercises in the office. There be will be ample time in the session ask questions they may have.

New and Upcoming Events

11-30-2006
On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 6:30, the physicians at NJ Spine Group will be hosting an educational seminar for Primary Care Physicians entitled “Updates in the Non-operative Treatment of Low Back Pain”. This seminar is open only to physicians interested in learning the latest advances in the treatment of LBP for their patients. For further details of this conference and to register, please contact spineinfo@nj-spine.com.

11-30-2006
Afraid to exercise or get into shape for the new year because of fear of back pain, NJ Spine Group will host a seminar entitled “Exercise and Back Pain” on Saturday January 27,2007, 10AM-noon at the Spine Center of the Northeast, 655 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ. This seminar is open to our patients and anyone who wishes to attend. . This is a great time to learn how to safely exercise and help or prevent spinal problems. We will also be offering to schedule patients for a more individual and comprehensive spinal / fitness evaluation. Please RSVP to spineinfo@nj-spine.com.

11-30-2006
Throughout the month of January 2007, Dr. Eugene Hession, co-Director of Nonoperative Care at NJ Spine Group, will be presenting to the Visiting Nurses Association of New Jersey seminars on workplace ergonomics and low back pain. His talk on “Hard Facts About Soft Machines: The Ergonomics of Sitting” provides insight to those of us involved in office settings predisposed to or suffering spinal pain.

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