Colombian Engineer with Knee Arthritis Flys to Dr. Dennis Lox for Knee Stem Cells
Colombian Engineer with Knee Arthritis Fly’s to Dennis M. Lox, MD, for Knee Stem Cells. An active septuagenarian with knee arthritis did not want his pain to slow him down. He actively follows a rigorous work schedule and does not want a knee replacement. He did his research and found Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in stem cell therapy. He flew from Colombia, South America to see Dr. Lox in his Tampa Bay, Florida office. Dr. Lox felt his condition was amenable to treatment with stem cell therapy. He actually had relatively good knees considering his age and weight. He agreed as part of his program to lose weight. Evaluating all factors in an individual is part of the process
Dennis M. Lox, MD, employs in the treatment of patients undergoing stem cell therapy. Knee arthritis may have many promoting factors to the progression of the degenerative process. Understanding this, and personalizing a patients care is an optimal way to achieve the best outcome.
Stem cells are often misunderstood. Quite simply they are normal cells in every one of us. They serve important functions for normal everyday repair and body maintenance. To begin mammals possess three broad categories of stem cells. Embryonic, umbilical cord, and adult stem cells.
Embryonic stem cells can form virtually any tissue type. This is where a lot of early controversies existed and still persists. Research has been limited in many countries for religious and political reasons. Embryonic stem cells are both good and bad. The ability to form any tissue type can be ideal for use in a variety of settings to aid in research and medical breakthroughs. However, the ability to create any tissue type carries the downside of a lack of control. The new tissue formed may be undesirable tissue such as cancer cells.
Adult stem cells may divide to create more stem cells and this process may continue almost indefinitely outliving our own body cells. This process of cell death is part of normal life and ultimately the aging process. Stem cells may also differentiate into other tissue cell types in adult stem cells. Tissue cells are present in every body system. In the heart and muscle these cells known as myocytes. Brain and the nervous system have neurons. Cartilage cells are called chondrocytes, while bone cells are known as osteocytes. Each cell in our body is surrounded by an environment known as the matrix. This is what gives the tissue its inherent appearance and characteristics such as skin or bone.
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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.