418 lb. Ex-linebacker Ponders Stem Cells for Arthritic Knees
418 Lb. Ex-linebacker Ponders Stem Cells for Arthritic Knees discussed his options, including stem cell therapy with Dennis M. Lox, MD,. The football player has seen his weight go up nearly 200 pounds since his playing days. His health has suffered as well. He now has diabetes and heart disease. His severe obesity affects many body organs including his joints. He knows he must lose weight, but unfortunately, he expects a miracle from stem cells that will fix everything. The truth is the weight affects the stem cells adversely from many avenues. Weight overloads the joints and any stem cells placed in the joint. Inflammatory mediators increase with this type of weight commonly, which negatively impacts the joint as well. Weight loss will have a positive effect on many areas of life in this case. It is important to have a patient dedicated to their total health in a situation such as this or results will generally fail.
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About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.