Achilles Tendon Partial Tear Treatment with Stem Cells
Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine has treated numerous Achilles tendinitis and partial tears with stem cell therapy. Patients are looking for alternatives to surgery. Achilles tendon surgery is painful and associated with a lengthy recovery.
Dr. Lox has seen Tennis players return to play in months. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used, however, it’s capacity to heal tears may be limited compared to stem cells. Stem cells have a greater capacity for regeneration, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) works through the growth factors released from the concentrated platelets.
A famous case of using Regenerative Medicine for Achilles tendon tear was San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Steve Bono. Bono tore his Achilles’ tendon had surgery, then the following year tore the other legs Achilles’ tendon. Football legend and former 49ers Quarterback Joe Montana told Bono that PRP that had been used on his Horses. Bono ended up having the PRP and avoided surgery.
Dr. Lox knows not all cases may be managed with Regenerative Medicine, however even if unsuccessful the alternative surgery can still be done. A growing number of patients are becoming aware of PRP and stem cells and are viewing it as a viable alternative to surgery.
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.