A Patient From Finland
A Patient From Finland With Hip Arthritis Consults Dr. Lox For Stem Cell Therapy. Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in stem cell therapy, treats patients from around the world. Patients sometimes think other countries must be more advanced in stem cell therapy than the United States. The prior public perception was in some cases, and still may remain so, that stem cell therapy is not available in the United States. Some countries do not allow stem cell therapy, or their programs are lacking in scientific backgrounds towards stem cell treatments. Thus prompting patients interested in stem cell therapy to investigate places often far from their homeland. The knee is the most commonly treated joint for stem cell therapy, followed by the hip joint. Hip joint arthritis may be the result of wear and tear from a lifetime of overuse, or the result of prior trauma. Past hip surgery is an associated risk factor for accelerated hip joint progressive arthritis. Previously hip arthritis was thought of only as a wear and tear phenomenon. We now know that hereditary does play a role in osteoarthritis development. Additionally, obesity plays a role in joint overload. Most industrialized nations including the U.S., gain weight with age. An average of 10 pounds per decade is common. For each 10-pound weight gain, there is a corresponding 30-50 pound increase in force transmitted to the hip joint. Not unsurprisingly, the joint overload from being overweight, excess wear and tear from work, sports and prior trauma all play a role in the development of hip arthritis.
Dr. Lox treats many patients from other countries as they often have similar goals to U.S. stem cell patients. This is often to avoid hip replacement surgery. This patient from Finland had previous hip trauma and was on an accelerated course for early osteoarthritis development. He, therefore, did his research for conservative treatment options and found Dennis M. Lox, MD,. Dr. Lox advocates that every patient should become highly educated about their condition to make the best possible decision for their own unique circumstances. Each individual has unique needs and should be evaluated and treated as such.
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.