After Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery, Man Consults Dr. Lox for Regenerative Cell Therapy
A retired man who has undergone 2 hip replacement surgeries, and one knee replacement surgery, was dismayed at the prospect of having another knee replacement surgery. So he began researching.
This led him to discover Regenerative Medicine and Dennis M. Lox M.D. The medical system is somewhat unkind. If patients don’t ask questions, some answers are never given. Getting good information is not always easy.
People Don’t Always Like Knee Replacement Surgery
Some people just look for surgery as they think there is always a surgical cure, much the same way as finding a pill to fix everything. It doesn’t always work that way. This is why we have problems in these areas. There are many who prefer to keep their original parts, or have had problems with joint replacement surgery that they wish to avoid this outcome.
Why Does Regenerative Medicine Make Sense?
The future is very bright for Regenerative Medicine. As the baby boomer crowd ages and a new generation grows older, everyone wants new developments in medicine to help foster a better quality of life. These qualities of life issues ranging from many areas. Musculoskeletal and orthopedic concerns of pain and debility are one of major concern.
Being Proactive with Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative Medicine entails the field of stem cell science, Orthobiologics, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering. Being proactive is understanding you have risk characteristics that place you in a greater likelihood of having the need for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy applications.
Having already had multiple joint replacement surgeries certainly places you in a greater risk category. The future will hold more people getting genetic screening for the likelihood of developing arthritis.
Also, understanding how joint arthritis develops can often predict this. Trauma and knee or hip surgery predisposes to an earlier degenerative arthritis progression. Some injuries are more traumatic than others, which also increases this risk factor.
For instance, a small Medial meniscus tear is not as detrimental to the future of the knee joint, as an ACL tear, Medial meniscus tear, and Medial collateral ligament tear. The animal model studies have shown the closer to the date of trauma that Regenerative Medicine is administered, the less arthritic the joint is in the future. In some cases, arthritis did not occur with administration under a week after trauma.
Most young patients think they will never get old and develop knee or hip arthritis. Education will help. More people will be willing to embrace Regenerative Medicine and the science of stem cells and orthobiologics. As we know not everyone will take care of the health until it’s too late.
Cigarette smoking has decreased with education, yet people still do know the risks. The same for diet and exercise. However, as a society more and more people have embraced a healthy lifestyle than ever before.
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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.