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Rafael Nadal’s knee

Dec 27, 2012

Rafael Nadal has suffered from chronic knee tendonitis and injuries over several seasons. Generally, he is able to treat it conservatively with rest and treatment including platelet-rich plasma(PRP) and he has generally rebound it. However, his knees this year have not responded as well, having sidelined him since the Wimbledon Tournament this summer. An MRI diagnosis revealed a partial tear of patellar ligament and he stated that he anticipates returning by next season and anticipation of being ready for the…

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Hurdler David Payne Turns to Stem Cell Therapy for Olympics

Dec 27, 2012

Having won a silver medal in a 110-m hurdles at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, David Payne looked forward to achieving Olympic gold in London. While training for the Olympic trials in 2011, Payne suffered a shin injury that did not resolve with conservative therapy. As he was facing a deadline to be at his best level and the particular shin injury that he had sustained takes a prolonged period to heal, he decided to have a stem cell therapy…

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Stem Cell Treatments – Basketball’s Newest Cutting Edge Sports Medicine Treatment

Dec 27, 2012

In all sports, injured athletes look for ways to heal faster, promote a lasting recovery and allowthem to perform at their highest level of functioning. All professional athletes are subjected to extreme forces that place an undue stress on muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Numerous professional basketball players in the NBA have turned to stem cell treatments as a sports medicine option to enhance their recovery. Knicks players Kenyon Martin, Jason Kidd, Tracy McGrady, Amare Stoudemire, and Allan Houston all…

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Sibling Superbowl Awaits

Dec 27, 2012

Bowl showdown between the brothers Peyton and Eli in the city where they were raised, New Orleans. Dr. Lox points out that numerous athletes are turning to regenerative medicine to heal chronic injuries. In Manning’s case, cervical fusions do not generally do well in the NFL. Numerous players have had their careers ended with this type of injury including Michael Irvin. The Bucs’ Mike Alstott was able to play after the cervical injury and fusion but often times, recovery is…

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Lance Armstrong Fall From Grace

Dec 27, 2012

In the continuing evolution of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s report on cyclist, Lance Armstrong’s case, singer Sheryl Crow who dated Armstrong from 2003 through 2006 during two of his seven Tour de France wins, has given an affidavit to the Wall Street Journal stating she knew many of the doping details and that was helpful in the investigation. Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France crown wins and the ongoing information regarding blood doping and testosterone…

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Carlos Beltran reinjures his knee

Dec 26, 2012

During the recent end of the Major League Baseball season, during the National Championship Series, Carlos Beltran reinjured his knee. Carlos’ manager, Mike Matheny, states “as he ran down his first at-bat something caught him in his knee.” “He came back down into the tunnel and checked him out and he was not doing well.” Beltran has suffered from knee pain throughout his career. He had an MRI and the results came back negative. Beltran, a 35-year-old player, sat out…

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College Gets $1 Million to Study Stem Cell Treatment for Pain

Jul 31, 2012

The Medical College of Wisconsin received a $1 million grant to study the use of genetically-modified stem cells to treat chronic pain.The grant comes from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The study involves modifying the stem cells of rats derived from their own bone marrow or fat.The cells will be designed to produce painkilling chemicals and will be implanted at the site of nerve damage.The college’s professor of anesthesiology, Dr. Quinn Hogan, will lead the research which…

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First child to receive a stem-cell-grown trachea progresses remarkably after 2 years

Jul 26, 2012

The first child in history to receive a trachea fashioned by his own stem cells has shown remarkable progress since the initial transplant two years ago, marking a new record for the novel procedure. Ciaran Finn-Lynch, now 13, from the UK who the world’s first child to receive the stem cell trachea transplant, is breathing normally and no longer needs his anti-rejection medication, researchers reported in a paper published Wednesday in the journal Lancet. The organ itself is strong, has…

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Stem cell treatment for arthritis in human trial

Jul 13, 2012

An adipose-derived stem cell treatment for arthritis is being tested in a clinical trial in Australia. The initial results from the trial of HiQCell indicate the treatment has the potential to postpone the need for joint repair or halt disease progression. The first human trial took place last year at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital.Forty patients had injections of the patented HiQCell treatment. Although the results are not due to be published until 2013, Dr Richard Lilischkis from Australian company…

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Two stem cell-grown laryngotracheal transplants successful in Russia

Jun 27, 2012

The first two successful laryngotracheal transplants have been completed in Russia, using stem cells grown from the patients’ bone marrow. The cells were grown in a specially-designed bioreactor made by Harvard Bioscience, Inc., a Massachusetts-based company. The announcement was made by Harvard Bioscience. The transplants, which required more than six months of preparation, were performed on the first two patients enrolled in an ongoing clinical trial at Krasnodar Regional Hospital in Russia. The procedures are the result of a global…

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About the Author

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.

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.