The Importance of Cartilage in Your Body

Posted on November 29th, 2018 by Dr. Gitelis

An essential asset to your skeletal system is cartilage, which is a flexible but strong connective tissue to help provide your body support where you need it most. Think of it this way: bones are rigid and provide structural support while muscles bend and stretch; cartilage is the middle-man between the two, as it is […]

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A Recent FDA PRP Study

Posted on September 27th, 2018 by Dr. Gitelis

Did you know that the FDA was involved in a PRP study? This is great news! While PRP has proven to be an extremely beneficial pain reducer for a number of orthopedic problems, it is still considered “experimental.” Just like many medications that are currently used “off-label,” such as: Botox for wrinkles, Coumadin for heart […]

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Is It…Summer?

Posted on May 21st, 2018 by Dr. Gitelis

Dare I say it Chicagoland? It’s summer! It’s May and I finally put my floor-length puffer coat into storage for the season! Although I almost took it back out last weekend, I am hoping I’m not getting too confident here. As I put my heavy layers away, I noticed I need to possibly pull back […]

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Cartilage’s Disappearing Act

Posted on April 20th, 2018 by Dr. Gitelis

What is Cartilage? Most of us know in some vague way that we have cartilage and it can impact joint health. What is this stuff? What does it do and where does it go as I age? Cartilage is a firm tissue that is soft and flexible. Feel the upper part of your ear or […]

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Stem Cells and PRP: The Truth

Posted on March 30th, 2018 by Dr. Gitelis

As more and more pro athletes receive regenerative treatments, the rest of us weekend warriors are starting to wonder if this is a treatment that would work for our aches and pains too. It is hard to find information out there on the web because there is so much out there that seems contradictory. So, […]

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