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Sulfuric Acid Burns treated with Stem Cells

Apr 09, 2013

Sulfuric Acid Burns treated with Stem Cells


Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL

     Russian Bolshoi ballet artistic director Sergei Filin was attacked on January 17, in which sulfuric acid was flung in his face. Russian doctors used umbilical cord stem cells to assist in the healing of his eyes and are optimistic his sight will be saved. He will continue with the stem cell treatment.

Stem cells are finding many new applications for modern medicine. Multiple trials with blindness have been done for various afflictions. Spinal cord injuries have seen trials begin in the United States.

Stem cells for orthopedic applications have been used for the knee in clinical osteoarthritis trials. This Allogenic Mesenchymal stem cell product is currently not approved. However the use of autologous or the patients own cells can be done for musculoskeletal disorders and is commonly done for the knee. Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Regenerative Medicine Specialist in the Tampa Bay Florida area, states that knees are the most commonly treated. Younger sports injuries, those who have failed to respond to knee surgery, and those who have osteoarthritis are the most frequently seen. Athletes looking to maintain peak performance and forestall the aging process, as well those seeking an alternative to knee replacement cite common reasons for electing to have stem cell therapy.

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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.