A Patient with Knee Stem Cells
Patients may initially be reluctant at first to consider stem cell therapy. As they begin to understand stem cells, they may begin to consider it as a potential option.
One patient who already underwent knee stem therapy did so well he returned to have his hip treated. Often patients who are initially wary for knee stem cells may be more wary of a knee joint replacement. These patients may find improvement after a few months and elect to have another stem cell procedure performed. This is what occurred with this particular patient who subsequently had his hip joint treated.
Arthritis or osteoarthritis is the most common reason patients elect to have stem cell procedures performed. Over half of the patients greater than 60 have osteoarthritis. This is a common condition indeed. Knee and hip joint replacements are the two most common joint replacement surgeries, and as such comprise the most common joints for stem cell therapy.
Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition. Understanding the nature of joint arthritis may be beneficial to alter this progression.
Joint loading sports that involve the lower extremity such as running must be considered into a treatment plan. Likewise, obesity may involve excessive joint loading and be addressed as well. The careful evaluation of each patient to arrive at a precise treatment strategy for their condition ensures the best possible outcome possible. This personalized approach is most appropriate for patients desiring stem cell treatments.
Dennis M. Lox, MD, is a Regenerative Medicine specialist who focuses on the way new therapies can be utilized to more effectively treat disorders that were previously thought to be untreatable. Dr. Lox states patients were often given palliative medications, therapy, or even surgical recommendations for these type of problems without hope of modifying their outcome. The field of Regenerative Medicine provides cutting-edge treatment options for problems that were offered little hope in the past. By combining Regenerative Medicine with rehabilitation strategies such as biomechanical knee joint stress modifications, the paradigm of waiting for your knee to further fall apart so then you can have knee joint replacement may be avoided.
If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.
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.