Chronic Hip Pain: Stem Cell Therapy as an alternative to Hip Replacement
Chronic Hip Pain: Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative to Hip Replacement.
A patient with hip pain for 20 years presented for Stem Cell Therapy consultation with Dr. Lox. He was told he needed both hips replaced many years ago; however, he was reluctant to proceed. His pain increased and mobility decreased. This instilled a desire to do his own research to see if there was an alternative to hip replacement surgery. He found Stem Cell Therapy and Dennis M. Lox, MD,. Upon review of his x-Rays, Dr. Lox determined he indeed had hip arthritis, yet he still had evidence of joint space with no bone erosion. This indicated there was still cartilage present in his hips and he might respond favorably to Stem Cell Therapy.
The patient consented to have both hips treated with stem cells. Follow up examinations after several months revealed the pain was diminished, his quality of life improved, and there was evidence on x-Rays that his joint space was wider. This indicated cartilage repair. Not all patients experience the same degree of progress or response. Many factors determine this. Regenerative Medicine is not cookie cutter or one size fits all. The experience of an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine like Dennis M. Lox, MD, is important to aid in the decision process as well as guide treatment though experience.
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.