Concert Pianist Plays First Concert
Concert Pianist Plays First Concert After Wrist Stem Cells. The Concert pianist from England was diagnosis with wrist Avascular Necrosis and was told the most probably treatment option was to fuse her wrist. This would essentially end her career as a concert pianist. For this reason, she began researching treatment options including stem cell therapy. The problem she faced with continued concert play, was her wrist Avascular Necrosis would continue to wear and tear, resulting in the possibility of the necrotic region of bone collapsing. When a region of Avascular Necrosis collapses, a rapid secondary arthritis ensues. This can lead to rapid joint degeneration. As a concert pianist, increasing wrist joint degeneration leads to pain with playing. Most piano concerts are lengthy, and pain and debility of the wrist are detrimental to playing a full-length concert. Much less playing for recreation or even a song. For this reason, she wished to avoid the recommended wrist fusion she was offered. Wrist fusion would have certainly ended her concert pianist career.
Stem cells seemed to be a natural alternative strategy. The cells are from her own body. Stem cells are smart. Adult stem cells do not harm normal tissue. Stem cells are meant to be reparative cells, not destructive cells. Her research led her to the conclusion she could always have wrist fusion if the stem cell therapy did not work, however, if she chooses wrist fusion, her concert career would be over either now or in the future. Giving stem cell therapy a chance seemed well worth the possibility of continuing to play her chosen path of playing the piano. She elected to travel overseas from England to treat with Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in stem cell therapy. The procedure was much simpler than she had envisioned. It is the same day walk in, and walk out procedure. She did well after the procedure and had scheduled a short piano concerto for two months following the stem cell procedure. She performed the concert with minimal discomfort. Significantly better than before her stem cell treatment. For now, her prospects remain bright. Every day, month and year she has to continue to play the piano, without a wrist fusion are truly worth the research she invested to find an alternative to her recommended wrist fusion.
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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.