Bahamian 6 month Knee Stem Cell Followup with Dr. Lox
A Bahamian patient was seen 6 months post a Knee Stem Cell treatment for knee osteoarthritis with Dr. Lox.
The patient was very active and did not want to have a total knee replacement. He consulted Dr. Lox and was comfortable with proceeding with his stem cell treatment with Dr. Lox. Additionally, he pointed out contrary to common opinion not all medical treatments abroad are cheaper than in the United States. He had also consulted a stem cell provider in a Central American country that was much more costly than Dr. Lox. He was pleased with the results of his knee stem cell procedure. He returned to the United States 6 months later to see Dr. Lox and repeat x-rays revealed he had interval growth of knee cartilage.
This was of great pleasure to him and coincided nicely with his self-reports of reduced knee pain and improved function. The presence of new cartilage growth or a regenerative effect certainly is not found in all cases. Some will see no change, however over time no change may actually signify improvement as osteoarthritis is progressive, and if the degenerative response is halted x-rays may be stable over time rather than show progression.
It is important to note that traditional treatment measures for osteoarthritis such as NSAID’s, cortisone, hyaluronan injections, and even arthroscopic surgery do not halt the progression of arthritis. Therefore, when viewing regenerative medicine as an option all factors should be weighed and measured to arrive at an optimal decision for each patient. No two patients are identical and therefore cookie cutter approaches should be avoided and each patient’s unique needs be addressed.
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.