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Elite Collegiate Rower With Wrist AVN Undergoes Stem Cells With Dr. Dennis Lox

May 28, 2014

Elite Collegiate Rower With Wrist AVN Undergoes Stem Cells With Dennis M. Lox, MD,  When a collegiate rower with a college scholarship develops wrist avascular necrosis (AVN), this is a major dilemma. Avascular necrosis occurs when the blood supply to the bone becomes disrupted, leading to ischemia that results in bone cell death or necrosis. The bone then may collapse and develop a rapid secondary osteoarthritis. This patient injured his scaphoid bone (a bone in the mid-wrist), while playing basketball.…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Can Arise in Multiple Sites

May 22, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Can Arise in Multiple Sites When the unfortunate news that avascular necrosis (AVN) has made it’s pretty traumatic. Yet, in non-traumatic avascular necrosis (AVN), it may arise in many sites. AVN in both hips is a common presentation, however, finding AVN in a hip and a knee can occur. This often confounds the physician because patients frequently complain of pain in many sites, thus a high index of suspicion for poly-AVN, must be readily at hand. Dennis…

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Partial Achilles Tendon Tear Treated

May 22, 2014

Partial Achilles Tendon Tear Treated with Stem Cell Therapy When a patient experiences an Achilles Tendon tear it is painful and the prospect of surgery is ominous. The downtime from surgery is normally a painful 6 months. Dennis M. Lox, MD, is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine and has treated many Achilles tendon tears and ruptures successfully with Stem Cell Treatment. Although most patient’s do not like a needle injection, the procedure is a walk in the park compared to…

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A Patient with AVN and SLE from India consults with Dr. Lox

May 21, 2014

A Patient with AVN and SLE from India consults with Dr. Lox Complicated patients are not always the norm. You see when getting a reputation for treating difficult patients with stem cell therapy or regenerative medicine treatments. Dennis M. Lox, MD, has his fair share of difficult and complicated cases. Autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, and scleroderma it is not uncommon to treat these autoimmune disorders with high doses of corticosteroids. Intravenous corticosteroids have a risk association for…

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Femur Fracture at Age 10 Results in AVN a Decade Later, Patient Opts for Stem Cell Therapy and Not Surgery

May 21, 2014

Femur Fracture at Age 10 Results in AVN a Decade Later, Patient Opts for Stem Cell Therapy and Not Surgery Dennis M. Lox, MD, consulted a female patient in her 20’s with AVN who was told she needed a total hip replacement.  The patient did not want surgery and contacted Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy instead. When she was 10 she fractured her femur and had screws surgically placed but developed AVN when her femoral head collapsed. The patient underwent…

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My 6-Year-Old Grandson Called To Wish Me Luck With My Knee Stem Cell Therapy.

May 20, 2014

My 6-Year-Old Grandson Called To Wish Me Luck With My Knee Stem Cells. A retired New York State trooper presented to Dr. Lox with chronic knee pain. He opted to treat the knee with stem cell therapy.  On the day of his stem cell therapy, the patient told Dr. Lox that his grandson called him the night before to wish him luck. The trooper’s grandson also reminded his grandfather to recover quickly from the stem cell procedure so they could get…

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Not Everyone Expresses Improvement Following Stem Cell Therapy With A Smile

May 17, 2014

Not Everyone Expresses Improvement Following Stem Cell Therapy With A Smile Dr. Lox has all types of patients and some patients are hard to please. Despite telling 60 – 70-year-old patients they will not be 20 again, some still insist on their version of a perfect outcome – otherwise, their treatment must be a “failure.” This brings us to defining success in a research study versus in the real world clinic of treating patients that are not identical. Not all…

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Reverse Medical Tourism

May 16, 2014

Reverse Medical Tourism – Patient From Scotland Visits Dennis M. Lox, MD, For Knee Stem Therapy. Dennis M. Lox, MD, sees patients from all around the world for stem cell treatments. Stem cell therapy is a frequent request from patients suffering from knee pain who may or may not need a total knee replacement. Recently, a woman from Scotland who was suffering from knee arthritis desired to have stem cell therapy to avoid a total knee replacement. This patient did…

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Reverse Medical Tourism – Soccer Player From Mexico Returns To Play After Knee Stem Cells

May 15, 2014

Reverse Medical Tourism – Soccer Player From Mexico Returns To Play After Knee Stem Cells A 30-year-old male patient was presented to Dr. Lox who was unable to run or play soccer for several years. Dr. Lox treated this soccer player from Mexico with Stem Cell Therapy in both of his arthritic knees. When this patient first contacted Dr. Lox he had bone on bone osteoarthritis after multiple repetitive traumas to his knees and several arthroscopic surgeries.  Surgery, a form of…

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Reverse Medical Tourism – Canadians Travel To U.S. For Stem Cell Therapy with Dr. Dennis Lox

May 14, 2014

Reverse Medical Tourism – Canadians Travel To the U.S. For Stem Cell Therapy with Dennis M. Lox, MD, The healthcare landscape is changing in the United States and abroad as the list of procedures covered by health care providers, both public and private, dwindles. This change leaves patients to seek alternative treatment options. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a technique used that was previously covered by Medicare.  Patients of this Regenerative Medicine procedure fall victim 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.