Regenerative Medicine and Knee Pain
Knee pain is a common topic in sports medicine, orthopedics and arthritis clinics. Knee pain can also be a presentation of rheumatoid arthritis. Regenerative Medicine is a popular alternative treatment strategy for knee disorders and having a basic appreciation for the anatomy and function of a knee joint is helpful to understand.
The knee is a simplistic hinge joint and a sophisticated shock absorber that is composed of two connecting bones the upper femur and lower tibia. The connecting bones are covered in smooth cartilage and overlying the tibia is the medial and lateral meniscus.
The cross-linked anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL), and the posterior cruciate (PCL) prevent the tibia and femur from sliding out of position while the sides of the tibia and femur are connected by the medial and lateral collateral ligaments.
Regenerative Medicine is a common treatment option after, or to prevent these surgeries. Regenerative Medicine includes Tissue Engineering, Stem Cell Science, Biologics and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Dr. Lox is a leading expert in the field of Regenerative Medicine, has treated patients from all walks of life, sports, and ages. This experience helps set Dr. Lox apart from those new to the field, lacking this expertise. Each patient deserves the attention to their unique problem to aid in their successful outcome.
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