A Patient from France Consults with Dr. Dennis Lox
A patient from France consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for the evaluation and treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Knee stem cell treatments may be a viable option for some patients with underlying knee arthritis. The use of stem cells for the treatment of knee arthritis is not new and is slowly but surely gaining popularity.
Stem Cell History
Since the 1960’s stem cells were used in bone marrow transplants. It was not clear at the time that the ability to replenish needed blood cells were, in fact, a result of the donors stem cells. Now as treatments are more scientifically advanced, the patients own stem cells can be used which negates previous immune rejection issues.
The ability to use the patients own stem cells has given rise to advances in not only orthopedic applications, but in a variety of other medical fields because stem cells are the body’s basic repair cell and building block for new cells.
Stem Cell Science
The science behind stem cells continues to grow as knee stem cell treatments are common in the orthopedic application. Knee disorders such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ligament tears have seen the use of knee stem cell treatments. Furthermore, stem cell treatment can be used when a patient is trying to avoid surgery. The future remains bright for the continued advancement of Regenerative Medicine and stem cell science.
Dennis M Lox M.D. is one of the earliest pioneers to do Stem Cell Therapy in the United States. He has lectured with some of the leading researchers in stem cell science at medical conferences around the world.
If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.
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.