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Bilateral TFCC Tears: Same Day Treatment With PRP in a Collegiate Diver


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for a variety of musculoskeletal ailments. In the wrist a particularly difficult condition is  Disruption of the triangulo-fibrocartilagineous-complex. Known as a TFCC tear, it is a plague to a wrist. It is painful, disrupts daily activities, and hampers sports performance. In a competitive diver, it may be the repetitive motion of entering the water from the high board with outstretched hands stretching towards entry. Irregardless, this diver had chronic wrist pain that was confirmed on MRI to be bilateral TFCC tears.

After consultation with Dennis M. Lox, MD,, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, the collegiate diver chose to proceed with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. The growth factors in PRP are felt to provide a stimulus for tissue repair and diminish the inflammatory response in some circumstances. It was discussed at great length with the diver that though improvement may be noted with the PRP, without the aid of additional stem cells the TFCC tear may remain. The diver did well and time will tell when competition resumes.

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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