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Patient with Knee Meniscal Tear Contemplates having surgery or Stem Cell Therapy

Jul 28, 2014

Patient with Knee Meniscal Tear Contemplates having surgery or Stem Cell Therapy Many patients diagnosed with an acute knee meniscal tear are often told they need surgery, however, Dennis M. Lox, MD, provides an alternative. He notes patients are becoming increasingly more cognizant of alternative therapies including Regenerative Medicine therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy. Patients want to know if they can get by without surgery. An astute Malaysian patient consulted Dr.Lox. He was told…

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Patient From Mexico with Knee Arthritis

Jul 24, 2014

Patient From Mexico with Knee Arthritis Consults Dr. Lox on Stem Cell Treatment.  A patient from Mexico suffering from knee pain consulted Dr. Lox on having knee stem cell therapy. She is in her 70’s and does not wish to have a total knee replacement surgery. She has researched stem cells and felt comfortable with her discussion with Dr. Lox. More patients are considering having stem cell therapy instead of surgery. It is minimally invasive and there is no downtime…

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Knee Stem Cells for a Patient From London England by Dr. Lox

Jul 17, 2014

Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL – Beverly Hills, LA When suffering from knee pain, there are only a few things that one can do. Arthritis medicine is the most frequently prescribed treatment. Cortisone and Hyaluronic acid injections (joint lubricants) are also commonly given to patients.  However, none of these treatments deter the onslaught of degenerative arthritis, this is because degenerative arthritis is progressive. Arthritis medications and cortisone injections do not deter the inevitable outcome… Your joints get worse with…

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Stem cell therapy helps Tampa Bay patient after knee surgery

Jul 09, 2014

Judy Loar says the procedure was painless. When Judy Loar, 68, could not bear to walk any longer due to excruciating pain in both of her knees from degenerative joint disease, she did what most people in her condition do, she went in for a surgical knee replacement. At that time, Loar encountered a near-death experience on the operating table, as a result of complications from surgery. “I almost died, I spent 11 days in the ICU,” Loar said. After being…

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Tennis Player with Knee Pain Treated

Jun 30, 2014

Tennis Player with Knee Pain Treated with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) 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…

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Shoulder Pain, Supraspinatus Tear

Jun 27, 2014

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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Hip Pain as the Result of Osteoarthritis

Jun 26, 2014

Hip Pain as the Result of Osteoarthritis: Can Stem Cells Help?  Chronic hip pain often leads patients to the orthopedic surgeon,  and If hip arthritis is present not too infrequently a recommendation for total hip joint replacement is made. Many patients consult Dennis M. Lox, MD, for Stem Cell Therapy for hip osteoarthritis as an alternative to hip replacement. If the hip joint is still displaying evidence of a joint space stem cells can be of greater value. However, Dr.…

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Knee Meniscal Tears Treated With Stem Cells

Jun 25, 2014

Knee Meniscal Tears Treated With Stem Cells Knee pain arising from meniscal tears is one of the most frequent complaints that Dennis M. Lox, MD, receives requests for stem cell consultation. Additionally Dr. Lox frequently is consulted for patients who have had knee meniscal surgery and failed to improve, including professional athletes. Imagine being a professional athlete being diagnosed with a knee meniscal tear, having surgery, failing to improve, and then being cut by your team. Dr. Lox has seen…

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Chronic Low Back Pain Treated Successfully with PRP and Stem Cells

Jun 24, 2014

Chronic Low Back Pain Treated Successfully with PRP and Stem Cells When chronic low back pain occurs, it often frustrates and confounds the patient that there does not appear to be any lasting answers or relief. In fact, statistics have revealed only a 50% success rate with back surgery. That’s like flipping a coin. Not really the best odds or success rates to instill confidence to have these back surgeries. The truth is that back surgery is successful for very…

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Ankle Arthritis Treatment with Stem Cell Therapy

Jun 23, 2014

Ankle Arthritis Treatment with Stem Cell Therapy Ankle arthritis is the result of trauma and can arise as the result of bad joints, such as the knee.  This makes simple tasks, such as walking difficult.  Also referred to as Ankle Osteoarthritis,  the extent and rate of progression will vary among patients. Additionally, arthritis medications such as NSAIDs and Cortisone do not halt the progression. Ankle fusions limit the range of motion and predispose adjacent joints to accelerated wear, which eventually leads to…

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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.