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.
Dr. Robert Krasnick is a pain management doctor who has dedicated the past 24 years to the practice of Regenerative Medicine. He uses a holistic approach implementing alternative, regenerative treatments for patients with chronic joint, back, neck, wrist, ankle, knee, and hip pain, arthritis, as well as sports injuries. He specializes in using non-surgical techniques including: Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cell Therapy, Prolozone™, Neural Prolotherapy (also known as PIT or Lyftogt Technique®) and Hydrodissection. Dr. Krasnick’s specialized use of musculoskeletal ultrasound accelerates an onsite diagnosis, decreasing the need for additional testing. Together he works with his patients toward a goal of healing, health and wellness.
Ann Arbor, MI
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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