Clinical Trials at Rush; Regenerative Medicine

Episode 16.07 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One: Dr. Cole and Dr. Adam Yanke from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush discuss the Rotator Cuff Stem Cell Clinical Trial and Cartilage Restoration Clinical Trial at Rush University Medical Center; ongoing research in Regenerative Medicine dealing with rotator cuff tears, meniscal tears, arthritis and other cartilage defects. Dr. Cole talks about the definition, causes and treatment of growth plate abnormalities in young athletes. Numbers to call for surgical trial eligibility screening: 708.221.9988, 312.361.2104, 312.563.2216.

Cartilage Restoration Clinical Trial


Segment Two: Speaker is Dr. Kevin Shea, specializing in orthopedic surgery, pediatric  orthopedics and sports medicine at St. Lukes Clinic in Boise ID. Dr. Shea discusses the importance of pediatric tissue donation in surgical restoration and the activities of the ROCK group in maximizing the Gift of Donation through research. The ROCK group consists of a group of orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, musculoskeletal radiologists, veterinarians, and professional researchers who work together to design research projects to add better science and evidence to diagnose and treat Osteochondritis Dissecans, a joint disorder in which cracks form in the articular cartilage.

The ROCK group also formed a partnership with AlloSource to help facilitate research-based events. Doctors from the ROCK group visit AlloSource to conduct research on donated tissue. The partnership is one of the many ways AlloSource is committed to honoring the gift of tissue donation by maximizing its medical impact. Tissue donated for research has the potential to help countless patients through medical advancements. The research the ROCK group performs provides an opportunity for new healing to come out of a tragic loss.