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Knee Osteoarthritis and Stem Cells

Aug 27, 2014

Knee Osteoarthritis and Stem Cells.  When knee arthritis or osteoarthritis occurs, it can have many presentations. Dennis M. Lox, MD, has seen them all, and patients are turning to stem cell therapy as alternatives to knee surgery and knee replacement. It was previously thought that knee arthritis was simply a wear and tear effect of life or degeneration over time. We now know that it is much more complicated than that. There is a genetic component. Trauma and sports injuries…

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Bahamian Returns 6 Months after Bilateral Knee Stem Cell Therapy

Aug 25, 2014

Bahamian Returns 6 Months after Bilateral Knee Stem Cell Therapy  A Bahamian patient flew back to see Dennis M. Lox, MD, for a 6 month follow up to report dramatic knee joint improvement after stem cell therapy. He received bilateral stem cell therapy as an alternative to bilateral total knee replacement. Both the patient and Dr. Lox noticed significant joint space widening on his post-treatment x-rays. Dr. Lox also noted the patient’s excitement from the stem cell success.  Not all…

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Hip Osteoarthritis, Regenerative Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy

Aug 21, 2014

Hip Osteoarthritis, Regenerative Therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy. Hip osteoarthritis is a common disorder of aging.  It is also referred to generally as arthritis. Previously, osteoarthritis was thought to be a wear and tear phenomenon. Current scientific research reflects osteoarthritis is a wear and tear disorder may have a genetic predisposition and is accelerated by trauma. Research also reflects that surgery will also predispose to accelerated osteoarthritis. This results in trauma combined with surgery is not only synergistically linked to…

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A Patient From Hyderabad India with Hip AVN

Aug 20, 2014

A Patient From Hyderabad India with Hip AVN consulted with Dr. Lox regarding hip avascular necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis, ischemic necrosis, and aseptic necrosis.  Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the bone affected is disrupted (avascular) leading to bone cell death (necrosis). Nearly every bone can develop AVN, however, the hip is the most frequent. Trauma is the leading cause, yet AVN may arise or be associated with the use of corticosteroids (cortisone), excessive…

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Tennis Player with Knee Pain Treated

Aug 18, 2014

Tennis Player with Knee Pain Treated with Platelet Rich Plasma. When a Tennis Player gets knee pain it can be a real problem, especially when in competition. Just ask the World Number 1 Tennis player Rafael Nadal. A competition Tennis player began having nagging knee pain that was hampering his ability to perform, enough so he was losing matches because of it. He consulted with Dennis M. Lox, MD, and it was agreed that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) was a good…

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A 70 year old patient from Singapore

Aug 13, 2014

A 70-year-old patient from Singapore with Knee Osteoarthritis Consults Dr. Lox. Dr. Lox is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine and is consulted by patients from around the world. Like many older patients, this patient has other medical problems and it was necessary to consult with his cardiologist prior to proceeding with stem cell treatment. Many patients are on anticoagulation medications and other specific conditions may require consultation with their specialist to determine if they are a candidate for…

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Avascular Necrosis AVN of the Hip and Stem Cell Therapy

Aug 11, 2014

Avascular Necrosis AVN of the Hip and Stem Cell Therapy Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as aseptic necrosis, ischemic necrosis or osteonecrosis.  When the blood supply to the bone is impaired, it leads to ischemia of the bone (necrosis) and eventually bone cell death. AVN can occur in any joint, with the hip most commonly involved. If the area of necrosis collapses it may lead to rapid joint degeneration. This often leads to the recommendation for total hip…

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A Patient From Bangladesh With Hip AVN Consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cells

Aug 07, 2014

A Patient From Bangladesh With Hip AVN Consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cells. Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in Stem Cell Therapy was consulted by a patient from far away from Bangladesh for avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip. Avascular necrosis (AVN) has also been referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone has been disrupted (avascular), and this leads to bone cell death (necrosis). AVN may occur in…

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An Indiana farmer praises shoulder stem cell therapy

Aug 04, 2014

An Indiana Farmer praises shoulder stem cell therapy with Dennis M. Lox, MD, on WTWO Channel 2 –Terre Haute, Indiana. Jim Virotsko a Rockville, Indiana native did not want shoulder replacement, which was the recommendation of an orthopedic surgeon. His wife had heard about stem cell therapy that had helped a patient who had a bad outcome with knee replacement surgery. This lead the Florida woman to seek out Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert for…

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Chronic Shoulder Pain: Supraspinatus Tear Treatment

Jul 31, 2014

Chronic Shoulder Pain: Supraspinatus Tear Treatment with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy. Chronic shoulder pain may have many etiologies. When the pain arises from a supraspinatus tear it poses difficulty, especially with sports.  The supraspinatus is one of 4 muscles that comprise the rotator cuff. Of the 4 muscles that form the rotator cuff the distal supraspinatus tendon inserts on the greater tuberosity. It also traverses under the acromium and is subject to wear and tear by impingement.  Of the…

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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.