Shore Orthopaedic University Associates is pleased to offer the latest treatment in Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine… Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can differentiate into specialized cells that are capable of playing a role in helping the body repair and rejuvenate itself. They can change themselves into cells such as chondrocytes capable of cartilage repair, myocytes which are capable of muscle repair, tenocytes which are capable of tendon repair, as well as cells capable of bone and even nerve repair. Stem cells can come from many different sources in our own bodies including, blood, fat, bone marrow, dental pulp, as well as many other tissues. Stem cells can also come from sources outside our own bodies including embryonic tissue, amniotic tissue, and umbilical cord blood. At Shore Orthopaedics, Dr. Charles Krome (who has been performing regenerative medicine procedures since 2008) uses stem cells derived from the umbilical cord blood donated from healthy mothers, along with a patient’s own platelet rich plasma, to treat a variety of orthopaedic/sports medicine conditions including osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, etc., rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow and other tendonopathies of the body, plantar fasciitis, meniscal and ligament injuries, as well as many other musculoskeletal conditions.
There is no surgery or invasive procedures done to the patient. No bone marrow aspiration. No liposuction. The cells are ordered direct from a tissue bank which screens the donated cord blood for diseases and the cells come specifically for each patient’s procedure the morning of the stem cell injection. The cells are thawed and mixed with the patient’s own platelet rich plasma to maximize healing capability, then injected directly into the treatment area. Most injections are done under ultrasound guidance to ensure appropriate delivery into the joint being treated. There is no HLA matching which means the cells will not illicit an immune response from the patient. The potential for healing and improved quality of life is very high with umbilical cord derived stem cells with minimal risks to the patient.
To see if you are a candidate for this exciting regenerative therapy, please schedule a consultation with
Dr. Charles Krome to discuss your therapeutic options.
Appointments available in our Somers Point, Galloway and Cape May Court House offices.
The shoulder joint is capable of tremendous mobility to assist in the essential activities of everyday life. It relies upon a group of muscles, known as the rotator cuff, to ensure its function for overhead and lifting activities.
Unfortunately, the rotator cuff is commonly associated with injury. Such injuries may occur from a simple fall onto the shoulder or even from the accumulation of simple lifting events over our lifetime.
The most common symptoms are pain, weakness, and motion loss. Symptoms may develop suddenly or in a gradual onset. Symptoms that persist beyond a two week period, without signs of relief, should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon.
Constance Daniels Is A True Inspiration!
Seven years after being hit head on by a drunk driver and receiving numerous injuries that required multiple surgeries and a lot of hard work and dedication on her part, Constance Daniels just completed a 70.3 mile Half Ironman Triathlon.
Constance was treated for various injuries including concussion, collapsed and punctured lungs, broken ribs, hip dislocation, glass removal from her hands and knees and fractures in both feet leaving her with a metal plate and thirteen screws in her right foot.
George C. Alber, MD Orthopedic Surgeon initially treated Constance and continued to treat her for several years performing multiple surgeries while prescribing ongoing Physical Therapy. Constance remained persistent throughout and said her goal all along was to run again.
Not only has she been able to run again, the Half Ironman Triathlon she recently completed included 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles of biking and 13.1 miles of running.
Dr. Alber -”When I got into the accident 7 years ago I was on my way to the gym to train for my first 5K. After the accident my goal all throughout rehab was to complete that race I had been training for. If it were not for all that you did I know I would not have been able to do it. Just wanted to remind you what an impact you have on your patients and the lives they live after your care”. Thank you, Constance Daniels
Going to Dr. Islinger’s office is a real treat. Beautiful surroundings, flat screen televisions, family seating, and a Keurig coffee maker greet you. You are seen quickly by a staff member as you sign in and the wait has never been very lengthy. Staff keeps you apprised of any waits or how long you can expect to wait. The Doctor greets you warmly and listens to what you have to say – very carefully.
Davalene Hirsch: Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Patient Review Angie’s List December 30, 2014
Dr. Richard B. Islinger is exemplary. He takes a very personal interest in your care and should you meet him outside of the office or hospital he is the kind of Doctor that will remember you and your case and he is the kind of man that will greet you as a friend. He takes your care as seriously as if you were his relative and he goes to far ends to solve difficult problems which he then takes great pains to help you understand.I never felt alone for either he, or his Associate Doctor, came quickly at each crisis.
I had had a knee replacement in 2011 which went excellently for the most part, but in April 2014 I had an onset of pain and found that my knee had become infected. He went through three debridement surgeries with me and now I am well and strong and have 90% use of the knee. Since I am 70, I think that’s kind of remarkable. Dr. Islinger is an excellent, thorough, and compassionate Surgeon that I would rate an A+.