Canadian Consults Dr. Lox For Hip and Shoulder Arthritis
This Canadian patient had already seen two orthopedic surgeons, who told him to just replace everything, his hips, and shoulders if he wants to diminish the pain. He researched many alternatives to hip replacement surgery, and shoulder replacement surgery. He found several stem cell clinics offering confusing and conflicting recommendations. Ultimately, he consulted Dr. Lox for some straight answers.
He Researched Alternatives to Hip and shoulder Replacement
He did online research, then talked to many Regenerative Medicine Centers all having new and various claims that their product was the best. Adipose or fat-derived stem cells, bone marrow-derived stem cells, PRP, A2M exosomes, baby tissue Umbilical was younger, and therefore better. A clinic claimed it was necessary to grow his stem cells in a laboratory to greater numbers to be effective. This technique called culture expansion was needed and necessary for everyone over 55 years of age because their stem cells were too old. He was told the cost would be much more expensive approximately 5 times greater, $25,000 rather than roughly $5000 for a knee.
Naturally, he was discouraged, and bewildered, because that is a lot of information. How could he know what was the truth or correct scientific knowledge for him? He couldn’t because he doesn’t do that as his career.
Without years of training in the Regenerative Medicine field, you cannot possibly know the answers. Nor could you make sense of why or what each clinic was pitching you when you called. The same is true for internet research on someone’s website promoting their product. They are selling something for a reason, and often it is because that was what they learned for were told, or seems to be the new sales gimmick.
Hard to believe? Sorry, believe it.
Why All the Stem Cell Confusion?
Because there has been an explosion in recent years of stem cell clinics, some just adding stem cell therapy as an added revenue to chiropractic practices, day spas promoting Botox, weight loss, hormone replacement therapy, skin treatments, and now why not promote yourself as an expert in joint pain and stem cells? This is all true sadly. Some get training online, and some go to weekend courses, some are just sold on the idea by sales representatives marketing vials of tissue grafts without stem cells, as easy as doing it yourself “stem Cell vials”.
Which they are not, so lack of training, lack of true scientific knowledge, marketing, and unfortunately the sales representatives promising easy new riches to add to your practice, real knowledge not included.
So many patients have told Dr. Lox that someone said they could give them knee stem cell therapy and it was Embryonic. Obviously, confusion over the word of Amniotic typically, however, it also sometimes was Umbilical in origin but ultimately, not really live stem cells.
The Embryonic and Amniotic, Umbilical Stem Cell Confusion
Previously, the early Confusion was over were Embryonic stem cells? A religious, moral, and governmental issue that occurred during the Bush administration, which limited Embryonic stem cell research.
Little did the general public know the Catholic Church supported stem cell research, just not Embryonic from unborn fetuses. The Vatican even had yearly Stem Cell Symposiums with leading experts and media coverage with a stem cell advocate Meredith Viera.
The loss is for patients looking for quality medical care and receiving a stem cell postcard in the mail, or an e-blast about learn about stem cells at a seminar. These stem cell seminars really gained steam a few years ago, when the rapid explosion of new so-called stem cell clinics and experts emerged. It really wasn’t prevalent as little as 5 years ago. It became easy for companies marketing vials of injectable “stem cell” products from not Embryonic, but Perinatal sources. The big confusing difference is actually simple.
Dennis M. Lox M.D is an expert In musculoskeletal problems, Sports Medicine, and degenerative arthritis of all joints. Not just the hip and shoulder, however, it is not uncommon for patients as they age to have multiple symptoms of pain and degenerative arthritis in several joints. Athletes frequently have multiple injuries over the years. Dr. Lox has vast experience in treating multiple-joint degenerative arthritis complaints that Regenerative Medicine techniques and stem cell applications are not anything new for Dr. Lox to work with. A little more complicated, however, experience makes the difference. That is why Dr. Lox has treated patients from all over the world for a vast array of problems.
Dr. Lox treats patients in his Tampa Bay, Florida office, and his Beverly Hills, California office, located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
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.