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Ankle arthritis improved after PRP treatment

arthritic ankle diagram

 Tampa Saint petersburg and Clearwater, Fl

A patient suffering from chronic ankle pain and arthritis years after a traumatic fracture and surgery, turns to Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) therapy to ease pain.

Following years of pain with ineffective treatments including surgery, a patient has turned to regenerative medicine treatment with PRP to alleviate the nagging pain. Surgery with hardware, therapy, and numerous medications did not alter the pain. In fact, it progressed with time as the arthritis progressed in the ankle joint. Dr. Lox preformed a complete evaluation and no occult processes were identified such as avascular necrosis (AVN). It is important to fully evaluate each patient as undiagnosed disorders that have been untreated must be identified. Osteonecrosis or AVN in the ankle must not be missed. in this case regenerative therapy was implemented and Following 1 PRP treatment significant relief greater than 85% was achieved. Functional level improved with walking greater distances, and improved standing tolerance. 1 year after the procedure, benefit was still noted greater than 50% above baseline pre-treatment level. Accordingly, the patient opted to repeat the PRP and 1 injection prompted improvement again was noted at 90% above baseline at 1 month. Satisfaction was stated, and of all treatments to date it was stated that the PRP had been the most effective.

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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.

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