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A Basic Understanding What are Stem Cells

Sep 25, 2015

A Basic Understanding What are Stem Cells? Stem cells are often misunderstood. Quite simply they are normal cells in every one of us. They serve important functions for normal everyday repair and body maintenance. To begin mammals possess three broad categories of stem cells. Embryonic, umbilical cord, and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells can form virtually any tissue type. This is where a lot of early controversy existed and still persists. Research has been limited in many countries for…

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Knee Pain That Won’t Go Away

Sep 24, 2015

Knee Pain That Won’t Go Away: When Are Stem Cells an Option. When knee pain won’t go away it is time to get some answers. Sometimes out of know where patients are told they have no knee cartilage remaining and need a knee replacement. This is of great surprise to those on the receiving end of the news. Sometimes knee arthritis is silent and may develop over time with little or no pain until it suddenly becomes painfully obvious something…

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Knee Pain in A California Surfer

Sep 23, 2015

Knee Pain in A California Surfer treated with Stem Cell Therapy. When a California surfer injures his knee, his extreme sports lifestyle including surfing may be impacted. Diagnosed with a small knee meniscal tear the California based surfer tried conservative treatment to help. 2 years of time and treatment did not completely resolve the problem. He contacted Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in knee stem cell therapy. After an initial consultation the patient’s goals, expectations were discussed. He decided…

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Stem Cells and Aging

Sep 22, 2015

Stem Cells and Aging. Stem cells are naturally supposed to rejuvenate our bodies tissue, whether that is skin, brain or heart muscle. Stem cells are also necessary to keep healthy tissue functioning properly. This is through the process of differentiation to create new cells, or the action of cell signaling to orchestrate proper cell functioning. Stem cells and the aging environment in which they live, or the area in which they are implanted into to create a regenerative effect, has…

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New York Man cancels surgery at Hospital

Sep 21, 2015

New York Man cancels surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery to Treat Hip AVN with Stem Cells. Dennis M. Lox, MD, has treated patients from around the world with Avascular Necrosis (AVN) sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis. The most commonly affected joint with AVN is the hip. Often hip AVN is seen as bilateral or in both hips. Frequently AVN patients are offered little in the way of treatment. Surgical options are complicated and are associated with a prolonged recovery.…

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Acute Knee Meniscal Tear in an Athlete Treated with Stem Cell Therapy

Sep 18, 2015

Acute Knee Meniscal Tear in an Athlete Treated with Stem Cell Therapy. A California multi-sport athlete sustained a knee meniscal tear after a fall. He was in his early 20’s and was well aware of the long-term outcome of knee meniscal debridement, and the difficulty treating these injuries due to the poor blood supply to the knee meniscus. He was very concerned with the development of knee arthritis, as sports was a way of life for him. This is a…

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Colombian Engineer with Knee Arthritis Flys to Dr. Dennis Lox for Knee Stem Cells

Sep 17, 2015

Colombian Engineer with Knee Arthritis Fly’s to Dennis M. Lox, MD, for Knee Stem Cells. An active septuagenarian with knee arthritis did not want his pain to slow him down. He actively follows a rigorous work schedule and does not want a knee replacement. He did his research and found Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in stem cell therapy. He flew from Colombia, South America to see Dr. Lox in his Tampa Bay, Florida office. Dr. Lox felt his…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip and Stem Cell Therapy

Sep 16, 2015

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip and Stem Cell Therapy. Avascular Necrosis is a condition in which the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired, this results in loss of blood flow or ischemia (avascular). The loss of blood flow renders the region of bone to become necrotic or die. Stem cells have been utilized as part of the treatment of Avascular Necrosis. Hip Avascular Necrosis is the most common type of Avascular Necrosis and may be seen in…

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Ankle Arthritis in a Runner Treated with Stem Cells

Sep 15, 2015

Ankle Arthritis is by no means an uncommon disorder in sports. The long-term outcome of repetitive trauma or prior surgery is the development of osteoarthritis or joint arthritis. A patient who sustained a severe compound fracture of his tibia after a fall underwent extensive surgical repair. This occurred during his teenage years and like most teens they tend to heal. However, accompanying severe trauma and surgery leads to an unwelcome guest years later, the development of joint arthritis. Distal tibia…

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Power lifter / Martial Artist with Chronic Knee Pain Opts for Knee Stem Cells

Sep 14, 2015

Athletes are prone to injury, and the knee is a frequently injured joint in all sports. Stem cells are increasingly being considered as a viable option in the treatment of knee disorders. Dr. Lox treats athletes of a diverse array of sports with stem cell therapy. Powerlifters and martial artists are prone to a variety of injuries including their knees. Dennis M. Lox, MD, has evaluated many such athletes for knee stem cell therapy as well as hips, shoulders, wrists,…

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About the Author

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.