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418 lb. Ex-linebacker Ponders Stem Cells for Arthritic Knees

Feb 17, 2015

418 Lb. Ex-linebacker Ponders Stem Cells for Arthritic Knees discussed his options, including stem cell therapy with Dennis M. Lox, MD,. The football player has seen his weight go up nearly 200 pounds since his playing days. His health has suffered as well. He now has diabetes and heart disease. His severe obesity affects many body organs including his joints. He knows he must lose weight, but unfortunately, he expects a miracle from stem cells that will fix everything. The…

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Knee Stem Cell Treatment for Osteoarthritis: a 6 month Review

Feb 13, 2015

Knee Stem Cell Treatment for Osteoarthritis: a 6-month Review. A 71-year-old former active athlete had developed progressive knee pain and debility. The osteoarthritis (OA) was severe enough his orthopedic surgeon had recommended a knee replacement. He had difficulty getting off the couch and his grandson wanted him better to play catch with him. He decided to pursue knee stem cell treatment with Dr. Lox as an alternative to knee replacement surgery. He had several trips scheduled for the coming year…

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Tennis Star Rafael Nadal has Knee Stem Cell Treatment

Feb 06, 2015

After long bouts of chronic knee ailments, tennis star Rafael Nadal’s camp confirms knee stem cell treatment. Nadal has missed many tournaments and parts of seasons with knee problems. Nadal has been reported to have undergone Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in the past. PRP has been used by many professional athletes with knee problems. Stem cell treatments are now being discussed with professional athletes. Nadal joins professional football player Peyton Manning as superstars who have undergone stem cell treatments. Stem…

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Puerto Rican with Severe Knee Arthritis Consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cells

Jan 30, 2015

Puerto Rican with Severe Knee Arthritis Consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cells with significant arthritis of both knees contacted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for evaluation of treating her knees with Stem Cell Therapy. Her arthritis (osteoarthritis) had been progressing over several years. Now she has been told that she should consider having both knees replaced. The prospect of something going wrong with the surgery or being worse off after having her knees replaced was frightening for her. She researched Regenerative…

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Dr. Dennis Lox Presents On Stem Cells Role in Inflammation at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas

Jan 29, 2015

Dennis M. Lox, MD, Presents On Stem Cells Role in Inflammation at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Dennis M. Lox, MD, joined a panel of experts on the role of inflammation in disease processes at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Lox spoke on the clinical pathways of osteoarthritis degeneration, and the role of Stem Cell Therapy. Dr. Lox detailed the science as well as presented complicated cases for discussion. Interacting with peers in the regenerative field…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Ankle in a Ballerina

Jan 28, 2015

Avascular Necrosis of the Ankle in a Ballerina. A ballerina with an ankle fracture was treated with Surgery. Postoperatively she developed increasing pain and swelling. Several months later she was diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) of the talus. A recommendation for ankle fusion was rendered. Unfortunately, there was such extensive bone collapse at that point she was not a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy. Her career in ballet was now ended. It is important to have a high index of…

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Marathon Runner Gears Up for 1 more Boston Run After Knee Stem Cells

Jan 26, 2015

Marathon Runner Gears Up for 1 more Boston Run After Knee Stem Cells A patient from New York consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for knee stem cell therapy after he has to stop running due to degenerative knee arthritis. Although the patient was unsure if he would run again, he remained optimistic. Nearly a year later, this marathon runner began training for the Boston Run. Knowing knee pain and function may improve, yet running a marathon in a patient over…

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Tennis Player with Rotator Cuff Tear To Operate or Stem Cells?

Jan 23, 2015

Dennis M. Lox, MD, is a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert and has treated his share of Tennis players with shoulder problems. The most frequent complaints are supraspinatus tears (one of the 4 rotator cuff tendons), impingement syndrome, and glenoid Labrum tears. All difficult surgeries, painful with lengthy recoveries. Not good for getting on the court soon. When consulted by a tennis player Dr. Lox recommended a good rehabilitation program. It does pay to have the best in this regard,…

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Stem Cells in a Jai Alai Player with a Knee Meniscal Tear

Jan 21, 2015

Stem cell treatments are most commonly done in sports medicine for knee problems. Most all athletes use their knees, some sports are more prone to knee injuries. Knee meniscal tears are common in sports. Jai Alai is a racquet sports derivation. Jai Alai requires running, stopping and pivoting similar to most racquet type sports. A Jai Alai player with a knee meniscal tear presented for treatment with Dennis M. Lox, MD, for treatment with stem cells. Dr. Lox has treated…

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Austrailan with Osteoarthritis of the Neck and Back Consults Dr. Lox

Jan 19, 2015

Austrailan with Osteoarthritis of the Neck and Back Consults Dr. Lox that was suffering from chronic neck and back pain decided to fly to the United States and have Stem Cell Therapy with Dr. Lox. The patient was against having a spinal fusion as recommended to him. He researched regenerative medicine and Stem Cell Therapy. After an initial consultation with Dr. Lox, it was decided he would proceed with the Stem Cell therapy. Using x-ray assisted guidance the patient’s pain generator…

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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.