Dr. Lox in Beverly Hills Meeting International Doctors
Dr. Lox in Beverly Hills Meeting International Doctors to discuss Stem Cells with a Group of International Doctors on April 14, 2015. Dr. Lox discussed a variety of topics including changing trends in the perception of stem cells by the general public, as well as our current understanding of certain conditions we treat. Dr. Lox noted the public is often unaware of issues such as the Vatican supports the use of Adult stem cells. It is often misconceived notions of political and religious views that people have that drive their fear of the unknown. Education has been one sector most agree needs to be better addressed by all. Dr. Lox lectures on a national and international level to researchers and clinicians on stem cells and Regenerative Medicine subjects.
Stem cells are precursor cells to adult differentiated cells. Mesenchymal stem cells can become cartilage, bone, muscle, and tendon. Hematopoietic stem cells become blood cells such as white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. When new cells are required by the body cellular signals coordinate with the stem cells to produce new cells.
In Sports injuries, musculoskeletal and osteoarthritis disorders the Mesenchymal cells are obviously of importance to form new cells for healing and repair. The role of other cells such as Hematopoietic stem cells, progenitor cells, regulatory cells, growth factors all may play an important role in the Regenerative Medicine model.
Regeneration implies repair. There are obviously various degrees of repair or regeneration in the utilization of stem cells for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Some may not have overt changes on radiographic images such as x-rays. Stem cells exert an immune regulatory effect which may alleviate inflammation which is causing degeneration. This is one aspect of how stem cells work in a regenerative fashion.
Stem cells may also regulate cell signals in concert with other regenerative cells, as well as differentiate into the desired target cell, such as cartilage in osteoarthritis.
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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.