Advanced Orthopedic Specialists was the first orthopedic private practice to offer state of the art cell-based therapies to our patients in the area. Dr. Loniewski has over 12 years of experience with cell-based therapies and acts as a consultant on these therapies to physicians all over the world. He has treated over 4,000 patients with these treatments and has developed specific protocols to ensure each patient can optimize their outcome. He has also developed a criteria and scoring system to determine who may be an optimal candidate as well as identifying patients who may not benefit from these treatments. His goal is to ensure that every patient is provided with the most appropriate, ethical and effective treatment. Every treatment is not for every patient, and at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists we try very hard to ensure you receive a specially tailored and personalized treatment designed specifically for you.
Dr. Christopher Cooke utilizes the most up-to-date evidence-based surgical and non-surgical techniques to implement a comprehensive individual treatment plan for each patient emphasizing prevention of future injuries. Ultimately, his goal is to get patients back to doing what they love, whether it is returning to the football field or chasing grandchildren around the park.
Dr. Cooke attended the University of Michigan, where he was a varsity Track and Field athlete. He then graduated with honors from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Residency training was completed in Orthopaedic Surgery at the prestigious Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI. While in residency, Dr. Cooke was honored by being named Chief Resident and winning a variety of resident research awards.
Dr. Cooke completed an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, where he had the opportunity to assist in the care of several professional sports teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Sparks, Anaheim Ducks, and Los Angeles Galaxy. Additionally, he was the team physician for Loyola Marymount University Athletics.
Dr. Cooke is the team physician for Bloomfield Hills High School athletics and currently participates in the care of many high school, college, and professional athletes. He is also a professor at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has written numerous Orthopaedic articles and book chapters on various sports medicine conditions and his award-winning research has been presented throughout the country and internationally.
At Harborside Spine and Sports Center, we provide the highest quality of care with the latest technology and techniques. Our team of doctors and medical staff are pain management specialists. We integrate both conventional and alternative medicine to ensure you lasting pain relief.
Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford and now one of the nation’s leading health care providers, Henry Ford Health System is a not-for-profit corporation managed by Chief Executive Officer Wright L. Lassiter, III and governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees, with volunteer-led advisory and affiliate boards providing additional leadership.
It is comprised of hospitals, medical centers and one of the nation’s largest group practices, the Henry Ford Medical Group, which includes more than 1,200 physicians practicing in over 40 specialties. The System’s flagship, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, is a Level 1 Trauma Center recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants, and cancer treatment.
With more than 30,000 employees, Henry Ford Health System is the fifth-largest employer in metro Detroit, and among the most diverse.
Robert A. Keller, MD is a Board Certified specialist in the field of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Keller provides minimally-invasive, state-of-the-art surgical techniques for his patients. His practice has an emphasis on: arthroscopic shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization/labrum repair); arthroscopic knee surgery and ligament reconstruction (ACL surgery); shoulder replacement (including conventional and reverse replacement); elbow arthroscopy/ligament reconstruction; and hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Keller has a special interest in caring for athletes of all ages and is the head team physician for both the Rochester University and Rochester High School. Dr, Keller also serves as the head orthopaedic surgeon for the PGA tour in Michigan.
Driven by the desire to obtain optimal outcomes for his patients, Dr. Keller continues to publish and present clinical and laboratory research both nationally and internationally. Dr. Keller has led research on the highest level of athletes, publishing literature on NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes. He is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Stem Cell Allograft care is a viable, safe option for those looking for an alternative to invasive surgery and potentially, total joint replacement. Regenerative medicine and Stem Cell Allograft care allows a human body to naturally heal itself. It stimulates healthy cell growth and regenerates healthy tissue, joints, and even bone. Stem Cell Allograft care has a multitude of growth factor producing cells, the most potent of which are Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
Michigan Pain Consultants comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to pain care offers patients and providers renewed hope for relief from chronic pain. Chronic pain should be treated like other chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma or congestive heart failure. Chronic pain requires chronic treatment. The goal of treatment is to optimize management of the pain, as opposed to curing the pain.
WHAT IS COMPREHENSIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT
Effective pain management programs must provide pain care for patients and their families through the integration of medical, diagnostic and therapeutic services, functional rehabilitation, behavioral management, and educational programs.
1. What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy uses a patient’s own stem cells to treat minor to moderate conditions formally where surgery would be the primary option. Stem cell therapy is an alternative to surgery through an office-based procedure. Through advanced technology stem cell therapy is now a quick and easy alternative to surgery.
2. What are stem cells?
Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.
Stem cells are the only cells in the body able to morph into other types of specialized cells. Stem cells are found in many parts of the body but are concentrated in the bone marrow. Through a simple and nearly painless office procedure, a small amount of bone marrow can be aspirated from the patient and then concentrated with a centrifuge. The stem cells are then re-injected back into the site of injury or damage. When the patient’s own stem cells are injected into a damaged joint, they appear to amplify the body’s own natural repair efforts by reducing inflammation, accelerating healing, and preventing scarring and loss of function. It is not only a powerful approach to all stages of arthritis but can be used for the treatment of ligament, tendon, cartilage, and even bone problems.
3. Regenerative Growth Factors
Stem cells have high natural growth factors that promote healing. These growth factors also naturally decrease inflammation.
4. How is it performed?
Patient’s stem cells are obtained from their pelvic (hip) bone. The practitioner then concentrates the stem cells over 10 fold in a special centrifuge.
5. How long does it take?
This office or surgery center based procedure takes 30 minutes. Patients can leave at the conclusion of the procedure.
6. Does it hurt?
A local anesthetic is used. This results in minimal discomfort.
7. How Well Does it Work?
There have been numerous clinical studies that show significant and lasting reduction in pain for a variety of injuries. Common injuries include early to advanced arthritis, knee and shoulder pain.
8. How long does it last?
Multiple clinical studies have shown that when effective, the results last many years.
9. Is there scientific evidence that stem cells work?
Yes see the article section
10. What percentage is effective?
11. When can I expect to feel better?
Most patients feel no improvement for at least 3 weeks and possibly 6-8 weeks. Once you feel improvement, you will notice continued improvement expanding over 6 months.
12. What is the recovery like after a stem cell procedure?
There may be some mild soreness in the joint for up to a week after the injection. Heavy exertion should be avoided during this period. Anti-inflammatory products such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Aleve should be avoided for the first 2 weeks as it can adversely affect the stem cell function. Taking Tylenol is ok.
13. What is the difference between adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells?
Adult stem cells are found in mature adult tissues including bone marrow and fat, while embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are not found in the adult human body. ESCs are obtained from donated in vitro fertilization, which raise many ethical concerns. Because ESCs are not autologous, there is a possibility of immune rejection. Adult stem cells do not raise ethical issues nor pose any risks for immune rejection.
14. Will my body reject the stem cells? Is Stem Cell therapy safe?
No, the stem cells come from your own body and are used immediately. Therefore, there is no risk of rejection and virtually no risk of infection.
15. Is this an alternative to a knee replacement?
Stem cells can be highly effective in substantially reducing pain in patients with even advanced arthritis. In addition to the stem cells, bone marrow also contains many powerful growth hormones and anti-inflammatory proteins that will greatly reduce inflammation and promote healthier tissue.
16. Can stem cells grow cartilage in my knee?
Stem cells have been shown in many studies (see studies) to have the power to grow cartilage in certain types of procedures, microfractures, and tibial osteotomies. The ability for cartilage to form after an injection in the absence of a surgical procedure is still an active area of academic research.
17. Can stem cells help optimize my results from a surgical procedure?
This depends on what type of procedure is done. Microfracture surgery is a common surgical procedure done to restore the cartilage surface in your knee. If your doctor performs this procedure on you, there are numerous scientific articles (see here) that show a far more robust cartilage healing response when an injection is given postoperatively
18. What does it cost?
Most insurance will not cover stem cell procedures. Ask your doctor for payment options.
About the Owner
Our owner, Dr. Kolender, has been practicing medicine for 20 years and is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He brings personality, professionalism, and friendliness to the job, and he always seeks to make clients feel comfortable. No matter what questions you may have, Dr. Kolender is always ready and able to provide answers as well as deliver unmatched service.
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We always remain up-to-date with the latest innovations, so we can remain confident that we are delivering the best services we can to our clients. Through our dedication and hard work, we ensure that you’re always properly cared for.
Don’t accept a life of discomfort. Visit us or call us at (248) 737-0091 today to schedule an appointment.
Welcome to a Pain-Free Life
Arthritis refers to a wide range of joint diseases and conditions causing joint pain affecting more than 50 million adults in the U.S. These conditions can lead to pain, swelling, tenderness, and stiffness in one or more joints, making it hard to carry out your daily activities. You may end up reducing your physical activity because it hurts to move like you used to, or maybe you can no longer do some of your favorite activities like tennis or even walking because of pain in your knees. However arthritis is affecting you, it doesn’t have to be that way.
With stem cell therapy for arthritis, we can help enhance the body’s natural regenerative process and repair tissue in damaged areas, particularly knees, hips, shoulders, and ankles. The procedure doesn’t require surgery, providing you with a short recovery time and restoring your lifestyle to what it was before arthritis.
ARTHRITIS RELIEF WITH NATIVE STEM CELL
At Native Stem Cell in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and Grand Rapids, MI, we are on the frontier of arthritis treatment. Dr. Crawford is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 20 years of treating arthritis using surgical and non-surgical techniques. He has been performing stem cell injections for arthritis for three years with great success. Dr. Crawford’s ability to combine traditional orthopedic knowledge and techniques with the healing potential of your stem cells allows you to take control of your arthritis and reverse years of damage and wear.
Native Stem Cell is one of the only clinics in Michigan to provide stem cell injections using stem cells from a patient’s own bone marrow. We treat patients with all stages of arthritis and our goal is to help you to regain function, reduce pain and allow you to avoid total joint replacement. Stem cell therapy is the next frontier of preventative medicine for patients with arthritis.
Michigan’s Top Arthritis Treatment Center
With locations in Bloomfield, MI, and Grand Rapids, MI, Native Stem Cell is one of the only clinics in Michigan providing stem cell injections using stem cells from a patient’s own bone marrow. Other stem cell therapies use cells from unknown sources that are kept in labs. At Native Stem Cell, we extract and process native stem cells from your own bone marrow, reinjecting them into the affected site of your body to induce musculoskeletal healing. Dr. Crawford’s skillful technique makes the stem cell procedure painless and quick. And with our experienced staff and specialized technology, we complete the nearly painless procedure in less than an hour.
Stem cell therapy for arthritis treatment primarily benefits patients who are dealing with arthritis in one or both of their knees, but it can also be considered for the treatment of other joints, especially hips, shoulders, and ankles. The stem cell therapy varies slightly for those joints, and our experienced staff will gladly walk you through your options and the type of treatment your arthritis would require.
If you’re worried about having to give up your active lifestyle due to arthritis, you’re no longer able to enjoy playing with your grandkids due to knee pain or you’re unsure whether arthritis treatment will even do anything to help, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced arthritis treatment professionals today. If you’re interested in working with Dr. Crawford and our team of experienced medical professionals to restore movement and joint function in your life, contact us today by calling our Bloomfield Hills, MI, location in the Detroit area at 248-309-8878 or our Grand Rapids, MI, location at 616-419-8016. Or fill out an appointment request form here.