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Options For Hip Pain: Stem Cell Therapy

Mar 19, 2015

Chronic hip pain may be due to a variety of disorders. Stem cells may be of value if a distinct treatable problem is identified as causing the hip pain. Pain that is thought to arise from the hip may actually be referred from another source such as the low back. Properly diagnosing the problem is paramount. The hip may be a source of pain from degenerative osteoarthritis. The head of the femur articulates the pelvis (acetabulum) forming a ball and…

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A Patient From Saudi Arabia Consults Dr. Lox for Knee Stem Cells

Mar 18, 2015

A patient from Saudi Arabia flew into consults Dr. Lox for Knee Stem Cells. He was interested in knee stem cell therapy, as he suffered from knee arthritis and sometime soon would need a knee joint replacement. He explored his options and came to the conclusion that stem cell therapy would be a viable option for him. He reached out to Dr. Lox as he noted his locations in the Washington, D.C. Metro area and the Tampa Florida metro areas…

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Knee AVN in Athletes: Utilization of Stem Cell Therapy

Mar 16, 2015

Knee Avascular necrosis sometimes known as osteonecrosis, is a distressing diagnosis for all patients. Athletes pose unique problems. AVN may end or serious shorten an athletes career. Stem cell treatments may offer a viable treatment option to career-ending joint replacement surgery or fusion. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired leading to bone cell death. In athletes, this is usually the result of trauma. Trauma about the may result in fracture, severe…

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Pennsylvania Woman with Knee Arthritis, Flies to Dr. Lox for Knee Stem Cells

Mar 13, 2015

Pennsylvania Woman with Knee Arthritis, Flies to Dr. Lox for Knee Stem Cells injections. She had been complaining of knee pain for several years and had not found lasting relief with conservative treatment. She had been told by her orthopedic surgeon eventually she would need a total knee replacement. She inquired to her orthopedist about stem cell injections, however, e surgeon stated he did not know enough about stem cell injections. She had researched  Dennis M. Lox, MD, and felt…

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Professional Football Player Doing Well After Knee Stem Cells

Mar 06, 2015

Professional Football Player Doing Well After Knee Stem Cells. Dennis M. Lox, MD,, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine for knee stem cell therapy is doing well upon follow up. He initially had some soreness, however, this has now resolved. Professional football players experience great strain upon their knee joints often resulting in knee surgery. The most frequent surgery is knee arthroscopic debridement. This is typical of elite athletes, however, is often the root of the early cessation of their…

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Dr. Lox Travels to Washington D.C. For Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Conference

Mar 05, 2015

Dr. Lox Travels to Washington D.C. For Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Conference. Dr. Lox stays up to date with the latest advances in his field especially stem cell applications for sports and musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Lox treats a lot of patients with arthritis, and the meeting (TERMIS) Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine International Society for which Dr. Lox has been a member, is a valuable resource of new and emerging topics. Stem cell therapies, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), cytokines, growth factors,…

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Puerto Rican Flys to have Knee Stem Cell Therapy

Mar 04, 2015

Puerto Rican Flys to have Knee Stem Cell Therapy. 70-year women from Puerto Rico who learned of Dennis M. Lox, MD, from a relative flew to have a consultation and stem cell treatment with Dr. Lox on her knee. Dr. Lox treats many patients from around the country and globe. The patient had ignored nagging knee problems until the pain, stiffness and diminishing activities of daily living made her quality of life miserable. She had moderate knee arthritis, and Dr.…

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Researchers find Lower Spine Fusion Rate with MSC (Stem Cell) Allograft Device

Mar 02, 2015

A study examining spinal fusion rates for live Mesenchymal stem cell-seeded allogenic (donor) bone grafts was published in The Spine Journal. Currently, stem cell-seeded bone allografts are used approximately 17% of all bone grafts or graft substitutes in cervical spine fusion surgery. The control group was a anterior plate. The results were 87% versus 94% for MSC versus plate. It was a small study but 7 patients (12%) with the stem cell seeded group failed fusion at 1 year. The…

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Skier Approaches 2 year mark with Knee Stem Cells

Feb 25, 2015

Skier Approaches 2-year mark with Knee Stem Cells. A snow skier who injured his knee medial meniscus requiring arthroscopic surgery developed knee osteoarthritis years later. His pain progressed and he slowly became less functional with sports. Running and tennis were no longer possible. Then climbing stairs was painful. Leg presses and knee extension exercises at the gym had to be stopped due to pain. His x-Rays revealed moderate arthritis. He was adamant he did not want a knee replacement, so…

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India Patient with Hip AVN consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy

Feb 24, 2015

India Patient with Hip AVN consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy for avascular necrosis (AVN) of his hip and stem cell therapy. Stem cell treatments for AVN are gaining attention in part due to the ease of treatment, and the minimal recovery compared with surgical alternatives. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis. AVN occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired resulting in bone cell death known as necrosis. Avascular necrosis most…

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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.