Chondrolysis: When Your Joint Won’t Stop Breaking Down Consider Stem Cells
Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl
Chondrolysis has been associated with shoulder arthroscopies that utilizes pain pumps afterwards with local anesthetics such as Marcaine (Bupivacaine) or Xylocaine (Lidocaine). It may have an increased risk when epinephrine is used in the pump.
Chondrolysis is basically a severe shoulder arthritis that just keep wearing down until their is no cartilage left. These post arthroscopy pain anesthetic pumps have been taken off the market, but many patients have been ravaged with the destructive arthritis that results from chondrolysis. It is also increased when thermal or radiofrequency energy is used in the joint for bleeding control.
Not much short of shoulder replacement has been used when the arthritis has progressed to such severity, until Regenerative Medicine therapies such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) have been tried. Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports Medicine and Regenerative specialists that utilize Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy can be tried before one contemplates shoulder replacement. The nice aspect of these regenerative therapies is that healing through repair and regeneration is what Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) aCell Therapy are focused on. Cartilage replacement with stem cells has been studied extensively. Shoulder joint replacement is permanent.
Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Orlando and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 and 33765 areas, our offices can be reached at (727) 462-5582 (Clearwater) and (727) 817-1909 (New Port Richey). Call to schedule your visit today.
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.