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Tennis Elbow: Treating Tennis Players with Stem Cell Therapy

Dec 31, 2014

Tennis elbow also is known as lateral epicondylitis, is frequent in many sports, including its namesake tennis. Treatment has included rest, physical therapy, medications, and even surgery. Previously tennis elbow was felt to result from inflammation alone. This resulted in the naming of tendinitis, reflecting an inflammatory process. Tennis elbow is more complex, involving many different processes. These include: Inflammation Tendinosis (tendon scarring) Micro-tears to the extensor tendons Repetitive strains and stress Stem cell treatments for lateral epicondylitis or tennis…

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Patient From The UK with Ankle AVN

Dec 30, 2014

Patient From The UK with Ankle AVN. A soccer player in the United Kingdom contacted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for treatment of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the ankle with stem cells. Avascular necrosis occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired resulting in bone cell death (necrosis). This may lead to the necrotic area collapsing and resulting in rapid degenerative arthritis. Trauma in athletes is common. Soccer players are prone to ankle injuries. Though rare compared…

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Chicago Orthopedic Surgeon Consults Dr. Dennis Lox on PRP

Dec 29, 2014

Chicago Orthopedic Surgeon Consults Dennis M. Lox, MD, on PRP. Dr. Lox an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine on the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in a select patient. The question was of scientific merit on the specifics of treating this particular patient who had unique circumstances. Often patients will have their own unique circumstances which merit consideration for the best treatment. It is important to consider each patient individually as no two patients are alike, and as such,…

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New Zealand Regenerative Medicine Physician Quotes Dr. Lox

Dec 26, 2014

New Zealand Regenerative Medicine Physician quotes Dr. Lox. The Internet has become a readily available resource for investigating and researching regenerative medicine topics, with a lot of information that is available worldwide. Often some of this information is borrowed from other sources that have already written lengthy or through aspects of a topic. This use or re-use of information is again borderless on the web. Dennis M. Lox, MD,, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine has written and lectured…

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Wrestler from New Jersey Flies to treat with Dr. Lox for Hip AVN Stem Cells

Dec 24, 2014

A wrestler from New Jersey Flies to treat with Dr. Lox for Hip AVN Stem Cells and his family was concerned after hearing his diagnosis of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip. He was told to become non-weight bearing, given crutches, and told his prognosis was uncertain. He was told to refrain from sports and told ultimately hip joint replacement was possible. Not understandably, the patient and his family were troubled and began looking for other options. After discussions with…

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Avascular Necrosis or Osteonecrosis of the Hip in Athletes

Dec 23, 2014

Avascular Necrosis or Osteonecrosis of the Hip in Athletes Treated With Stem Therapy. Athletes with Avascular Necrosis or osteonecrosis often face a difficult decision, surgery which may end their athletic career, or live with pain and debility. Now athletes are presented with new options as Stem Cell Therapy has become an increasingly viable option. There have been many famous athletes who developed hip AVN. Cyclist Floyd Landis had his hip replaced. Professional football and baseball player Bo Jackson developed AVN…

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Tennis Elbow Responds To Stem Cell Therapy and PRP

Dec 19, 2014

Tennis elbow may be a source of continued pain and even loss of sports participation for some athletes. When tennis elbows symptoms fail to respond to conservative measures, Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be considered for the treatment of these recalcitrant situations. Tennis elbow may result as chronic scarring or tendinosis. Tendinosis may mistakenly be referred to as tendinitis. This is a misnomer as there is no actual inflammation. Partial tears of the wrist extensor tendons…

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Patient From India with AVN of both Hips

Dec 18, 2014

A patient from India with AVN hips consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for Stem Cell Therapy. The case was complicated as extremely high doses of cortisone compounds were given intravenously over several year periods for Lupus. Both hips had developed Avascular necrosis as the outcome (AVN hips). Several possible mechanisms for loss of blood supply exist for AVN which is followed by systemic corticosteroid usage. This comprises of accumulation of fat inside the bone marrow. It is not uncommon to…

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United Kingdom Patient Consults Dr. Dennis Lox Regarding Botox and Stem Cells

Dec 17, 2014

Patients frequently contact Dr. Lox for a variety of questions regarding regenerative medicine topics. Stem cells is the most frequent topic.  One patient from the United Kingdom had questions regarding the use of Botox and stem cells for the treatment of joint disorders. Botox has indeed been described in the use of decreasing knee joint pain. There certainly is a lack of studies on its use. Mechanisms of pain reduction in pain and the osteoarthritis model have been suggested in these…

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My Stem Cell Procedure was so easy I read A Book

Dec 16, 2014

My Stem Cell procedure was so easy I read a book during the treatment. Dr. Lox has been treating patients with Stem Cell Therapy for many years. He lectures nationally and internationally on this topic. As a result, you see many different patterns of behavior. Some patients are slightly nervous about the procedure, others are excited. Many are fascinating, and as it is performed with local anesthetic, patients are awake and talk freely. Many ask questions about what to expect…

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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.