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A Gift for Dr. Lox: A Patient Paints the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta

May 16, 2019

A patient named Carol was a long time patient of Dr. Lox and an artist, who painted for a living. She was very fond of Dr. Lox as a physician and as an outstanding person. She often discussed interesting topics with Dr. Lox, one of which was about her father, who was a wrestler. Carol knew Dr. Lox was a former wrestler as well. She was traveling with her father to Atlanta to see the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Her…

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Dr. Lox on: Ju Jitsu Football Player with Neck Pain

May 15, 2019

Martial Artist in Ju Jitsu and Football Player Turns to Dr. Lox A 40-year-old ex-football defensive, long time Jiu Jitsu martial artist, who has been having progressive neck pain for several years consulted Dennis M.Lox M.D. In addition to his neck pain, he has had severe headaches. He noted massage and stretching were helpful. He has seen several physicians, and an MRI was obtained. There were several minor things pointing to early arthritis and a small disc bulge. Nothing extraordinary…

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Dr. Lox on Knee Plica Syndrome 

May 13, 2019

Knee Plica: A Mystery of Sorts Depending upon what sources you read, you may come away with different views on Knee Plica Syndrome. There are many of these types of syndromes in medicine. That is why they are called syndromes, and not diseases or well-constructed diagnoses. A syndrome is a collection of symptoms. Well-known syndromes with a similar confusing view on meaning or understanding are Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, restless leg syndrome, and complex regional pain…

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Asthmatic on 1/2 Cortisone Dose Pack; now Both Hips have AVN

May 10, 2019

Asthma, Corticosteroids, and AVN An asthmatic patient took a 1/2 Medrol dose pack in the year 2003. She began with immediate pain in both hips and did not finish the Medrol dose pack. Her pain persisted, and by 2009, an MRI of her bilateral hips was ordered. The MRI revealed Avascular necrosis (AVN) of both her hips.  Avascular necrosis occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone is impaired. This leads to bone cell death or necrosis. Corticosteroids…

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Why Diet and Exercise Are Important for Your Knee

May 06, 2019

What is Wrong with Your Knee? When we talk about knee pain we typically start with a diagnosis: this is what is wrong with your knee, a medical description term. Sometimes this makes complete sense to the patient, while at other times it is meaningless. There is even a separate medical term doctors add to x-rays or MRI reports, operative reports, and medical consultations. Patients are given lay terms like torn cartilage, clean out my knee, or bone on bone.…

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Penn State Continues Wrestling Dominance: Part Two

May 03, 2019

Dr. Lox Treats a 1950’s Hall of Fame Wrestler with Knee Stem Cells A 1950’s collegiate wrestler inducted into the college wrestling Hall of fame, came to see Dr. Lox for knee pain. Wrestling is a tough sport, just like football, later in life injuries come back to haunt you. Dr. Lox, being a wrestler, growing up in the Dan Gable era, every wrestling room had a picture of Dan Gable on the wall. He was mythical, much as Cael…

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Penn State Continues Wrestling Dominance: Part One

May 01, 2019

Penn State Wins 8th of last 9th NCAA Wrestling Titles: Wrestling Success and Physicality Wrestling is a very physical sport prone to injuries. To sustain dominance year after year is no coincidence – Penn State has a formula for success. Let’s take a quick look back at the history of wrestling and shed some light on the patterns of success surrounding the greatest wrestlers of their era who then became extraordinary successful coaches. Dennis M. Lox M.D. Sports and Regenerative…

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LA California Man with Arthritic Two Knees

Apr 29, 2019

Skiing Knee Injuries Knee Arthritis is seldom isolated. A man from Los Angeles (LA), California consulted Dennis M. Lox M.D. for evaluation of what started as left knee pain, and then the story evolved as most do to more complicated. This particular gentleman was in his late 50’s and noted he had a torn knee meniscus, confirmed by an MRI years ago. Many years. when pressed further he felt it was about 20 years ago. A big difference to a…

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A Baseball Pitcher with Tommy John Elbow and Shoulder Pain Consults Dr. Lox

Apr 26, 2019

Baseball pitchers are notorious for elbow Tommy John and Shoulder pain problems. This pitcher consulted Dr. Lox for shoulder pain. The shoulder and elbow are prone to potentially career-ending injuries. The shoulder rotator cuff and glenoid labrum are particularly frequent injured sites in baseball pitchers. The elbow is universally famous for the Tommy John surgery and injury. Made famous by LA Dodger pitcher Tommy John, and the equally famous LA orthopedic surgeon Frank Jobe of the Kerlan-Jobe clinic who developed…

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Airline Pilot has Knee Stem Cells With Dr. Lox, Still Flying to China

Apr 24, 2019

Airline Pilots, Dr. Lox, Knee Stem Cells for Knee Arthritis Dennis Lox M.D. has treated many airline pilots in his career, from ex-military jet pilots, private jet pilots, commercial airline pilots, and helicopters pilots. This particular pilot was a 60-year-old, major commercial airline pilot. He flew long overseas routes. Generally, they were from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to China and Japan. He was having knee pain from degenerative knee arthritis. This is often due to a variety of factors.…

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About the Author

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.