A patient from Qatar flew to the Tampa Bay, Florida office of Dr. Dennis Lox to evaluate his knee for Regenerative Medicine treatment and stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox a frequent lecturer on national and international Regenerative Medicine topics including Stem Cell Science, Tissue Engineering, Sports Medicine, Knee osteoarthritis and Avascular necrosis (AVN) has patients from around the globe and nation consult him for his expertise.
Patients requesting an evaluation for knee pain is a frequent request seen by Dr. Lox.
Patients question stem cell treatments, the science, alternatives to knee surgery quite often. Patients are often told they will need a total knee replacement surgery, and this often leads them to see Dr. Lox for alternatives.
Knee arthritis or more appropriately termed knee osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting the aging population. The incidence of total knee and hip replacement surgery is over a million cases in the United States alone. This makes alternative measures such as Regenerative Medicine, Platelet Rich Plasma, and stem cell applications very appealing.
Knee arthritis or degenerative osteoarthritis is more than just the wear and tear of aging. We now know there is a genetic component, trauma induced, and even post-surgical arthritis. Trauma and surgery combined yields often an accelerated progression of degenerative osteoarthritis. All traditional medical models including surgery do not alter the progressive nature of degenerative arthritis. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids (cortisone), Hyaluronic acid injections, physical therapy, and knee surgery do not alter the progressive nature of knee degenerative osteoarthritis.
It is the hallmark of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering strategies that revolve around stem cell science that the progressive nature of degenerative arthritis may be halted or reversed. This is not as complicated when compared to advancements in regrowing body parts, 3-D bioprinting organs, or turning mature skin cells back in time to embryonic-like induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells).
Yes the field of Regenerative Medicine, stem cell science and Tissue Engineering is quite advanced. Knee pain though common has been studied with regenerative strategies for a long time.
Dr. Dennis Lox treats Sports and Regenerative Medicine problems not just of knees, but a variety of problems from head to toe. Dr. Lox evaluates patients in his Tampa Bay, Florida office, and in Beverly Hills, California.