Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl
Someone who continues to have knee pain after knee meniscal surgery is generally unhappy. Make it an athlete and it makes matters worse. Throw in the patient is also a Doctor, and he is an unhappy Doctor.
So, how does an athlete Doctor who is unhappy with a failed knee meniscal surgery, get happy again? This particular Doctor sought out the care of Dennis M. Lox, MD, for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Lox agreed the Doctor would be a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The stem cell procedure was performed on his bad knee, which had failed to improve a year after knee surgery.
He was unable to engage in a lot of the sports he had previously done with ease prior to the knee meniscal problem. Following the Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment the physician returned to sports and no longer complained of knee swelling and pain. He deemed the Stem Cell and PRP treatment a success, and has told many of his own patients about his treatment, and many have in turn had the stem cell treatment as well. The Stem Cell procedure is a same day office procedure using the patients own stem cells. The stem cells are then reinjected into the knee. It is no more painful than a cortisone injection into the knee.
Recovery is generally quick, without the limitation of knee surgery. The interesting part of stem cell therapy is it may repair areas that have not responded to surgery, arthritic changes, and even in some cases regions of bone that have died (avascular necrosis or AVN). Dr. Lox views regenerative therapy as the future of musculoskeletal medicine.
When you can in some cases, heal bone that has become necrotic from ischemic changes such as in avascular necrosis (AVN), treating other knee problems seems simple.
Treating patients who have not responded to knee meniscal surgery, or wish to avoid surgery, with Stem Cell Therapy is a viable option to discuss with Dr. Lox.
Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Orlando 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.