63 year old Climbs Macchu Picchu
A 63-year-old woman who previously was unable to do extensive walking or hiking received knee stem cell therapy from Dr. Lox.
She had always been an active person, and the reduction in her functional level due to knee osteoarthritis was not acceptable to her.
She consulted Dennis M. Lox, M.D., an expert in stem cell therapy. She was diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis or joint arthritis.
Knee osteoarthritis is typically a progressive disorder, it gets with advancing age. She was not interested in knee joint replacement and researched knee stem cell therapy.
She consulted Dr. Lox and underwent knee stem cell therapy.
She steadily improved and began to increase her activity level as her knee pain diminished and progress continued.
After a year she made such progress she elected to fulfill a desire and not only visit, but climb Macchu Picchu. She afterward relayed to Dr. Lox her delight at achieving this goal.
Not all patients desire to achieve high levels of physical functioning after knee stem cell treatments. Many factors are intertwined. Age and the extend of knee joint arthritis are important factors. Athletes often do not wish to succumb to their knee arthritis and find alternative treatment strategies such as stem cell therapy as a viable option to knee joint replacement surgery.
The understanding of knee osteoarthritis development and progression has led to more attempts to alter the wait and see approach. This approach is often a prelude to when the pain is to such an extent that ones lifestyle is significantly compromised, knee joint replacement is recommended.
Stem cell therapy and Regenerative Medicine may be viable options to traditional arthritis treatments that do not stop arthritis from progressing, or as a knee joint replacement option. Patients often find knee stem cell therapy to be a useful alternative strategy, especially for athletes.
Dr. Lox has treated athletes from all ages and a diverse array of disorders with knee stem cells. Understanding the way a knee joint undergoes degeneration is often valuable to aid in planning future treatment. Athletes do not always have to give up their sport or may continue to be highly active despite advancing years. Regenerative Medicine applications such as stem cell therapy may an option for these athletic patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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.
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.