Ankle arthritis is the result of trauma and can arise as the result of bad joints, such as the knee. This makes simple tasks, such as walking difficult. Also referred to as Ankle Osteoarthritis, the extent and rate of progression will vary among patients. Additionally, arthritis medications such as NSAIDs and Cortisone do not halt the progression. Ankle fusions limit the range of motion and predispose adjacent joints to accelerated wear, which eventually leads to arthritis in another location. Ankle replacement is difficult with a high fail rate, making stem cell therapy a viable option for many.
These factors make the use of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy attractive alternatives to surgery, and sensible as a long-term strategy to potentially halt the progression of arthritis. Stem Cell Therapy may be an alternative in chronic ankle arthritis treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Orlando, and Spring Hill and can accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. To learn more about stem cell therapy and other regenerative services offered by Dr. Lox, call (727) 462-5582.