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Dr.Lox discussed MVP Detroit Tiger Pitcher Denny McLain

Dr.Lox discussed MVP Detroit Tiger Pitcher Denny McLain and Cy Young award winner with Ron Diaz and JP

Dr.Lox discussed MVP Detroit Tiger Pitcher Denny McLain and Cy Young award winner with Ron Diaz and JP

Pitching has changed over the years. Denny McLain was the last MLB pitcher to win 30 games. He won 31 in 1968, And no one has come close to this achievement. Denny was named the MVP and won the Cy Young Award that year. He is now older and his arthritis and rotator cuff disease has worsened. Denny has talked to Dr. Dennis Lox for several years about stem cell therapy options. Denny was a close friend of Detroit hockey legend Gordie Howe who eventually went to Mexico seeking care after
a debilitating stroke. Howe admitted he made significant progress after undergoing stem cell therapy before he passed in 2016.

JP has been a patient of Dr. Lox and he is functionally at a much greater level and sports participation has drastically improved. Ron Diaz is now contemplating stem cell therapy for his arm ailments in the future. The success of football hall of famer Derrick Brooks stem cell treatment on his wrist and now his knee by Dr. Dennis Lox has motivated the sports radio personalities to keep up as their golf game is suffering as Derrick Brooks keeps improving.

If your in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

 

 

 

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A Patient From LA with wrist injury

A Patient From LA with wrist injury treats with Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy

A Patient From LA with wrist injury treats with Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy

A patient with wrist cartilage tear consults Dr. Dennis Lox for stem cell therapy.

After sustaining a left wrist injury a 30 year old male investigated stem cell treatment with Dr. Dennis Lox, a world renown expert in the field of stem cell therapy.

Dr. Lox explained to the patient how he had recently treated Hall of fame professional football linebacker Derrick Brooks for a similar injury.

The patient opted to undergo stem cell therapy with Dr. Dennis Lox at his Beverly Hills, California office. Stem cells are reparative cells as well as modulator regulators for the immune system.

The reparative capacity for stem cells for certain injuries is unique in medicine. Traditional drug therapy cannot replicate the complexity of the reparative nature and cellular signaling that stem cells can accomplish. If we had stem cells in our joints in abundance we would not develop osteoarthritis or wear and tear arthritis. However, with advancement in science we can now utilize stem cell therapy to overcome some of the differences of the past in which we were told to just live with the pain or get our joints replaced or fused. These are particularly unsuitable for younger athletic patients, but even those aged in their 50’s through 90’s wish to continue with quality of life and diminished pain. All reasonable goals and certainly worthwhile to pursue.

Wrist Stem Cell Injection is an alternative to Wrist surgery in these situations may call upon options for regenerative medicine procedures. Regenerative medicine encompasses a variety of realms in which the primary aim is to apply an emphasis on repair of tissue rather than yield to the timetable of natural degeneration or Wrist joint arthritis.

Repair may manifest in many ways including attempts to stop or alter the inflammatory process that on a cellular and structural level is where degeneration begins. Previous drug based therapies were ineffective in halting this progression towards joint wear and tear. Prior trauma is a significant risk factor for the future development of arhtritis. The local cellular responses that occur after initial joint trauma are being studied to develop initial treatment responses that may alter this progression from the beginning, effectively changing joint destiny. Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are being pursued by athletes in acute injuries, people suffering from chronic Wrist problems and arthritis or as an alternative to surgery.

If your in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

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A patient with Knee Arthritis in Los Angeles

A patient with Knee Arthritis in Los Angeles treats with Stem Cells

A patient with Knee Arthritis in Los Angeles treats with Stem Cells

Knee arthritis or osteoarthritis is the the second most common ailment, behind low back pain and the common cold. A 73 year old women suffering from knee pain for years decided to due her own homework. She didn’t want both of her knees replaced as recommended by several orthopedic surgeons. She decided to due her own research and concluded Dr. Dennis Lox a world renown stem cell physician was her best choice for alternative non-surgical care.

She elected to proceed with stem cell therapy for both her knees with Dr. Lox at his Beverly Hills, California office. The procedure had her worried the night before, affecting her sleep. However, shortly after treating with Dr. Lox her fears wear allayed. The procedure was simple. Their is no no recovery, post procedure therapy, no pain pills. She literally stated she worried for nothing.

This is not atypical for patients. Stem cells still seem too new or futuristic. This creates anxiety. When the procedure is completed in 2-3 hours, most everyone concurs it is simple. This patient was no different, and was elated at the ease of the knee stem cell therapy. She was was so excited she took many of Dr. Dennis Lox’s Beverly Hills, California and Tampa Bay, Florida office cards to share with her friends.

Obviously goals do not always meet everyone’s expectations, therefore reasonable goals for those with degenerative arthritis must be obtained. Preventing loss of function, reducing pain, stiffness, and swelling are reasonable goals. Combining this with repairing the degenerative pathway that occurs inside the joint at the cellular level provides a step in this direction. Medicine has moved towards a new frontier. Treatment and research have been directed to cellular mechanisms. Chemicals such as cytokines and chemokines are targeted for altering specific negative functions or enhancing positive functions. Genes, DNA, and transcription of proteins have altered the way medicine approaches repair of knee pathology.

Dr. Dennis Lox is a Regenerative Medicine specialist who focuses on the way new therapies can be utilized to more effectively treat disorders that were previously thought to be untreatable. Dr. Lox states patients were often given palliative medications, therapy, or even surgical recommendations for these type of problems without hope of modifying their outcome. The field of Regenerative Medicine provides cutting edge treatment options for problems that were offered little hope in the past. By combining Regenerative Medicine with rehabilitation strategies such as biomechanical knee joint stress modifications, the paradigm of waiting for your knee to further fall apart so then you can have knee joint replacement may be avoided.

If your in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

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Wrestler from New Jersey with AVN of the Hip

Wrestler from New Jersey with AVN of the Hip, Returns to See Dr. Lox 2 Years Later

Wrestler from New Jersey with AVN of the Hip, Returns to See Dr. Lox 2 Years Later

A New Jersey wrestler who developed post traumatic Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip at the age age of 14, consulted Dr. Dennis Lox an expert in stem cell treatment for athletes with Avascular necrosis (AVN). Dr. Lox was selected by the the patients mother after a vigorous vetting for the best doctor to treat her son. She had been told the only option for her son was a total hip replacement surgery. She was adamantly opposed to this. She contacted Dr. Lox and began a dialogue for the use of stem cells in the treatment of her son. The ability to return to a hard edge sport such as wrestling was secondary, to getting him off crutches and reducing his pain. After a lengthy consultation, the family flew from New Jersey to Florida to consult with Dr. Dennis Lox.

They opted on hip stem cell therapy for his avascular necrosis (AVN).

2 years later the patient is graduating from high school a year early, and has become a fitness aficionado to rival Jack LaLanne. He is a incredible example of the success a human can put forth into their active role in health care and post procedural excellence.

The hip joint is the largest joint in the human body. The joint allows for a wide range of motion, while still supporting the weight of the body. Hip Pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back or your knees.

The hip is a ball and socket joint, where the thigh bone (femur) ends with a rounded projection or ball (femoral head), which fits into the socket (acetabulum) of the pelvic girdle. Both the ball and socket are lined with cartilage, a cushioning tissue. The joint is sealed inside a tough synovial capsule, which contains lubricating fluid to further aid smooth motion. The ball is anchored firmly into the socket with tough connective tissue called ligaments. The muscles of the legs overlay these ligaments.

Hip Stem Cell Results is a common question and they are unique for each individual. There are many factors to take in to account, such as age, health, type of injury and the activities you do. Dr. Dennis Lox at the Sports and Regenerative Medicine Centers will discuss with you what you can expect based on your needs.

If your in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

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Chronic Knee Pain Still Gone 4 years after Knee Stem Cell Treatment

Chronic Knee Pain Still Gone 4 years after Knee Stem Cell Treatment

Chronic Knee Pain Still Gone 4 years after Knee Stem Cell Treatment

Dr. Dennis Lox an expert in knee stem cell treatment, followed a patient at the 4 year anniversary of his knee stem cell treatment. He readily stated his knee stem cell therapy was a overwhelming success. He was a multi-sport athlete who began having progressive knee pain, declining functional level and eventual inability to play his preferred sports. Actually playing his preferred sports was not even an option 4 years earlier when he consulted Dr. Lox for knee stem cell treatment. His condition had deteriorated to the point knee osteoarthritis had significantly damaged his knee joint. He had been told a knee joint replacement would be in the future. Therefore at that time, his sights for improvement were focused on pain and walking, not return to advanced sports participation. After his knee stem cell treatment, Dr. Lox guided him with specific recommendations for his lifestyle and personal goals.

Over a course of 6 months his improvement was so markedly noticed, he began to return to running and then skiing. Both running and skiing require knee agility and subject the knee to great stress. Stressing a bad knee that has undergone knee stem cell therapy is like balancing a tightrope. A skill set best guided by an experienced stem cell expert who has seen all sizes, shapes, ages, severity, and sports to which these variables will apply to the regeneration and rehabilitation of a bad knee joint.

Alternative strategies such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy have been advocated as approaches to knee joint arthritis. Dr. Lox notes that Regenerative treatments focus on healing and repair at the cellular level where joint breakdown and inflammation begin. There are many factors which facilitate joint breakdown as well as factors enhancing joint repair. Knowledge of these processes, coupled with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy can provide an alternative to future knee joint replacement when you are told you are not quite bad enough yet.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

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Knee AVN doing well after Stem Cell Therapy

Knee AVN doing well after Stem Cell Therapy

Knee AVN doing well after Stem Cell Therapy

A year after stem cell therapy for knee AVN, the patient is doing very well. This patient noted diminished pain, improved function and walking. Overall a better quality of life was reported.

Knee pain is a common orthopaedic problem. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired. This loss of blood supply results in ischemia leading to bone cell death or necrosis. This is commonly called avascular necrosis (AVN), though many other names have been used to describe the same condition.

AVN has been also called osteonecrosis, ischemic necrosis, aseptic necrosis and bone infarction.

AVN is most commonly seen in the hip, followed by the shoulder, then the knee joint. AVN may be seen in one joint or multiple joints depending upon associated or causative factors. The hip is the most common joint to be seen bilateral or in both hips. It can also present as hip and knee involvement, or multiple other joints.

Trauma is the leading cause of knee AVN. Another leading cause of AVN is idiopathic or unknown etiologies. Other associated or causative factors include excessive corticosteroids (cortisone), autoimmune disorders (Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis), radiation therapy, chemotherapy, excessive alcohol use, sickle cell disease, decompression sickness, coagulation disorders, Vasculitis, lipid storage disease, and AIDS.

Traumatic AVN may be seen shortly after an injury, however diagnosis may be delayed as with trauma pain occurs and it not immediately suspected until healing does not occur in a timely fashion. If AVN is not promptly evaluated or the area of necrosis is large, the greater chance of the necrotic portion of bone may collapse leading to rapid joint degeneration. This secondary degeneration is the most feared complication of the initial diagnosis of AVN.

The rationale for stem cell therapy with knee AVN is to retard secondary degeneration or promote a healing cascade via a variety of mechanisms.

Patients are also seeking stem cell therapy in cases of knee AVN as an alternative to knee joint replacement surgery. In fact stem cell therapy is becoming a more frequent request for patients who wish to avoid all knee surgery, or who have not found the success they desire after already having had knee surgery. These patients are opting for knee stem cell treatment instead.

The possibility of diminished knee pain, improvement in function, walking, daily activities or sports participation all are part of the equation in factoring knee stem cell options.

The possibility of avoiding knee replacement surgery is a very frequent consideration, especially for patients with knee AVN.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

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A Patient with Knee Stem Cells and Hip

A Patient with Knee Stem Cells, So pleased He Decides To treat his Hip

A Patient with Knee Stem Cells, So pleased He Decides To treat his Hip

Patients may initially be reluctant at first to consider stem cell therapy. As they begin to understand stem cells, they may begin to consider it as a potential option.

One patient who already underwent knee stem therapy, did so well he returned to have his hip treated. Often patients who are initially wary for knee stem cells may be more wary of a knee joint replacement. These patients may find improvement after a few months and elect to have another stem cell procedure preformed. This is what occurred with this particular patient who subsequently had his hip joint treated.

Arthritis or osteoarthritis is the most common reason patients elect to have stem cell procedures preformed. Over half of patients greater than 60 have osteoarthritis. This is a common condition indeed. Knee and hip joint replacements are the two most common joint replacement surgeries, and as such comprise the most common joints for stem cell therapy.

Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition. Understanding the nature of joint arthritis may be beneficial to alter this progression.
Joint loading sports that involve the lower extremity such as running must be considered into a treatment plan. Likewise obesity may involve excessive joint loading and be addressed as well. The careful evaluation of each patient to arrive at a precise treatment strategy for their condition ensures the best possible outcome possible. This personalized approach is most appropriate for patients desiring stem cell treatments.

Symptoms of Arthritis of the Knee

Common symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knee joint are:

Pain with all activity,
Stiffness or swelling of the joint,
Loss of weight bearing capacity,
Loss of motion of the knee
Often times, the knee may feel like it is going to give out and falling does occur.

Treatment for Arthritis of the Knee

Losing weight – Modifying activity
Physical Medicine modalities, including physical therapy
Anti-inflammatory or arthritis medications
Injections of a corticosteroid (an effective, potent anti-inflammatory)

Other effective treatments include: Visco supplementation has been shown to be effective in certain patients and may prevent some patients from even having surgery. Visco supplementation helps by replacing the lubricating fluid (synovial fluid) in the joint, which dries out with the aging process and with arthritis. Joint supplements such as Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate have been popular and have many components that can help replenish proteoglycan that is normally found in the joint, which may help improve the lubrication as well.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

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A Patient from France

A Patient from France discusses Knee Stem Cell Therapy

A Patient from France discusses Knee Stem Cell Therapy

A patient from France consulted Dr. Dennis Lox for the evaluation and possible treatment of knee arthritis or osteoarthritis. Knee stem cell treatments may be a viable option for some patients with underlying knee arthritis. The use of stem cells for the treatment of knee arthritis is not new. It is in fact becoming more known. In fact knee arthritis is just one of many possible uses for stem cells. Since the 1960’s stem cells were used in bone marrow transplants. It was not clear at the time that the ability to replenish needed blood cells were in fact a result of the donors stem cells. Now as treatments are more scientifically advanced, the patients own stem cells can be used which negates previous immune rejection issues.

The ability to use the patients own stem cells has given rise to advances in not only orthopedic applications, but in a variety of other medical fields.

Stem cells are the body’s basic repair cell as well as building blocks for new cells.

The science behind stem cells are continuing to grow widespread in many directions.

Knee stem cell treatments are a common orthopaedic application for stem cell usage.

Knee disorders such as arthritis (osteoarthritis), ligament tears, post surgery conditions and as alternatives to knee joint replacement have seen the use of knee stem cell treatments. The future remains bright for the continued advancement of Regenerative Medicine and stem cell science.

Dennis M Lox M.D. is one of the earliest pioneers to do Stem Cell Therapy in the United States. Each patient is evaluated individually, providing personalized Stem Cell Treatment and Medicine to ensure your well-being.

Dennis M Lox M.D. has lectured with some of the leading researchers in stem cell science, sports medicine, cartilage repair and arthritis at medical conferences around the world.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

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German Man Inquires about Knee Stem Cells

German Man Inquires about Knee Stem Cells

German Man Inquires about Knee Stem Cells

A man from Germany consulted Dr. Dennis Lox about knee stem cell options. Knee stem cells are gaining popularity as more patients begin to understand the various potential applications for stem cells in today’s medical field. Stem cells are extremely sophisticated cells and the job of helping to fix knee joint complaints is just one of their many tasks. A stem cell is a helper cell. It aids in tissue repair and regeneration. One very sought after goal of knee stem cell therapy is to prevent knee replacement surgery. Another frequent goal of knee stem cell therapy is to improve functional level whether this is at home, work or in sports.

Athletes with knee injuries can be severely limited in their sports. Stem cells may provide a therapeutic measure to regain performance, or prevent surgery. Especially in some sports, surgery may help some, while others it is career ending. Stem cells may provide the avenue to facilitate an athletes goals. Often patients are seen who may have undergone multiple surgical procedures on their knees. This may have resulted in long term damage or osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis or generalized arthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Nearly half of those aged over 60 are afflicted. The knee is commonly affected. Knee joint replacement is the most commonly replaced joint. Many patients wish to avoid this outcome or become a statistic. Stem cell therapy for knee ailments offer this possibility. No other treatment method has been shown to stop the progressive nature of osteoarthritis. Prescription arthritis or non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications and cortisone do not deter this process. Quite the opposite, while pain relief may occur the arthritis continues to progress. This does nothing towards the goal of preventing knee joint replacement surgery. In fact the traditional medical model is not geared towards the patients long term health. It is up to each patient to seek their own destiny in most cases. Becoming more educated on stem cells and regenerative medicine may take some time but is worth the effort. The future of most medical disciplines will include stem cell science in various applications. Discovering more options for your own health, including knee stem cell treatments may be a viable productive course of action for many patients with knee problems.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

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