Another Marathon Runner Doing Great After Knee Stem Cells
Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL
It is rewarding to return an athlete to their sport. Knee ailments derail many athletes, so when they turn to Stem Cell Therapy with Dennis M. Lox, M.D., he is strict on getting them to follow his advice to improve their chances of a successful outcome. Imagine this: two marathon runners in the office the same day to have their knees done.
Obviously, they strike up a conversation and when they realize they are both marathon runners, they start comparing times and races. Both do well with their procedures. One flew in from New York the other drove from another Florida metropolitan area. The first who flew in from New York already had a phone followup consultation, and was doing great 2 months out biking up to 60 miles, but no running was allowed. The second was seen in the office for follow-up and he too was doing great after his stem cell treatment. He inquired about his waiting room friend (the competitive spirit). He too was biking, in the gym, and swimming.
Returning to marathon running places great stress on a degenerative knee joint. Dennis M. Lox, MD, is adamant about physical conditioning, yet not allowing over mechanical stimulation of the knee joint too soon after stem cell therapy. Too much mechanical stimulation will stimulate overproduction of IL-6 and Nitric Oxide which may degrade the extracellular matrix (the support system to cartilage cells), this will be contrary to the goal of rebuilding or repair of cartilage. Just one of the many variables Dr. Lox must juggle with athletes, but in the end it is well worth it.
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.
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.