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Skeletal muscle regeneration and stem cells

Mar 22, 2013

Skeletal muscle regeneration and stem cells

Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL

Researchers from Europe have embedded mesoangioblast stem cells in a specific scaffold and then injected this graft into mice with chronically inflamed and sclerotic muscles that were similar to an advanced muscular dystrophy into a potentially new therapeutic technique to repair and rebuild degenerative muscle disorders.  The research revealed an increase in survival of the stem cells and better organization of the muscle fibers in the chronically inflamed and sclerotic areas.


As stem cell therapy research moves forward in all areas particularly in musculoskeletal medicine.  The potential for healing and regenerating muscle and joint injuries has profound implications in society as debility from chronic musculoskeletal disorders is a significant medical problem, Dr. Lox points out.  If more effective treatments to avert the long-term debilitating effects from these disorders occur, profound implications in diminished medical cost, more productivity in society can be obtained.  Additionally, quality of life and maintaining active participation in exercise and sport will lead to reduction of other health care maladies especially if obesity is addressed.  Dr. Lox sees a need for alternatives to joint replacement therapy in which individuals are often told that eventually their joints will deteriorate and will need to be replaced.  The patients are often looking for alternative treatment strategies and the future of regenerative medicine holds promise as new developments occur.

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Stem Cell Therapy

Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 and 33765 areas, our offices can be reached at (727) 462-5582 (Clearwater) and (727) 817-1909 (New Port Richey). Call to schedule your visit today.

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About the Author

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.