75 Year Old Celebrates Two Years’ Relief From Knee Pain After Stem Cell Treatment
A 75-year-old patient returned for follow-up visit with Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
The patient was quite pleased having undergone stem cell therapy to their knee two years ago. The patient is mostly pain-free, with only intermittent days of discomfort. Before stem cell therapy, the patient was in pain every day, needed a cane, and had extreme difficulties with most of her daily activities.
Now, this patient enjoys the freedom of doing almost everything they want with the exception of running. Dr. Lox contends the patient had significant arthritis in their knee and has done exceedingly well.
Knee Degenerative Arthritis Is One Of The Most Common Joint Problems As We Age
It is often referred to as “wear and tear” or degenerative knee osteoarthritis. Besides the aging process, knee degenerative osteoarthritis, arthritis can be due to trauma, knee surgery, biomechanical abnormalities such as leg length differences, bowlegged or knock knees, chronic limping from other joint problems can precipitate the development of knee arthritis.
Weight and Knee Osteoarthritis.
Another frequent precipitating factor associated with knee degenerative osteoarthritis is obesity. The excess weight overloads the knee joint resulting in faster wear, or joint breakdown. Unfortunately, this is a common problem in the United States and was made worse during the COVID pandemic as most Americans gained 10-15 pounds. Further compounding the issue, is once knee pain occurs, people often become more sedimentary due to pain and gain more weight. Understanding all factors contributing to knee osteoarthritis.
It is a pleasure to take care of patients who do well and live active healthier lifestyles regardless of their age. It’s a reminder to all of us that we only get one body and we deserve to have it in good working condition for as long as possible – even if it requires some assistance from medical technology.
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.