Arthritis of the Knee and Hip; Treatment Options Including Regenerative Therapy
Stem Cell therapy usually isn’t a patients first thought when they are told they have arthritis of the knees or hips. After hearing about regenerative therapy and doing enough research, they start to understand what Stem Cells are and how they can benefit from the treatment. Most patients look into this treatment as an alternative to surgery.
There are many patients that treat with Dr. Lox and do so well that they come back for another procedure in the future. One specific patient had both knees treated with Regenerative therapy and he did great. His hips started to bother him so he returned to Dr. Lox and had his hips evaluated.
Many patients elect to have stem cell procedures performed due to arthritis, sports injuries or prior trauma. The two most common joint replacement surgeries are the knees and the hips. Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition and understanding the nature of joint arthritis is beneficial to alter this progression
Joint Loading Sports Effects on The Knees and Hips
Joint loading sports that involve the lower extremities such as running and hiking must be considered into a treatment plan. Additionally, obesity involves excessive joint loading. Individual evaluation of each patient allows the physician to prescribe a treatment strategy to ensure the best possible outcome. This personalized approach is most appropriate for patients desiring stem cell treatments.
Arthritis of the Knee
Common symptoms of knee joint osteoarthritis include pain with activity, stiffness or swelling, loss of weight bearing capacity and loss of motion of the knee.
Often times, the knee may feel like it is going to give out and falling does occur. Furthermore, treatment for Arthritis of the knee includes weight loss, activity modification, physical therapy, and medication.
When a patient is diagnosed with hip arthritis, they are often told that their only option is total hip replacement. Most patients wish to avoid this if possible. Regenerative therapy is a great alternative.
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.