86 Year Old Is Doing Great One Year After Knee Stem Cells with Expert Dr. Lox
One year after having knee stem cells with world renown stem cells expert Dennis M. Lox, MD,, an 86 year old woman states that she is doing great. Her initial complaints to Dennis M. Lox, MD, were pain, loss of range of motion, and difficulty walking for prolonged periods. These are normal complaints about patients in their 70’s and beyond. Frequently, patients with advanced age who have significant degenerative findings are happy with more functional lives. Less pain, more mobility and doing activities of daily living are their goals.
Knee Stem Cells
Keeping this patient population functional in the home, out of nursing homes or assisted living facilities is a goal for many. As some present with more advanced arthritis, regenerative capacity with stem cells may occur but arthritis may be so advanced that functional goals are realistic goals. These patients rarely ask to run marathons as do very active 40-60-year-old patients just becoming aware they have knee osteoarthritis. These patients want to be 100% often and are only satisfied if they return to high levels of sport regardless of what degree of knee arthritis they have.
Knee Surgery Alternatives
This motivated patient lost 38 pounds and returned to walking normally without a limp after knee stem cells with Dr. Lox. She also was noted to now have full knee range of motion, without pain to palpation. Very positive signs of successful treatment after knee stem cells. Knee osteoarthritis presents at many ages. In an 86 year-old, the level of arthritis may be moderate or severe enough that total knee replacement has been recommended.
Often patients present to Dr. Lox for alternatives to a knee joint replacement surgery.
The degree of knee arthritis, overall health, weight, and other joint problems may impact treatment recommendations. Dr. Lox is patient specific in his approach, as no two patients are alike.
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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.