Clearwater, FL - (727) 462-5582
Beverly Hills, CA - (310) 975-7033

Get Around Knee (Replacement) with Stem Cells

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Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl

The frequency of total knee replacements remains on the rise. The numbers are staggering as the population continues to age, average weight increases and unhealthy lifestyles take a toll. Alternatives to knee surgery and knee joint replacement  such as Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are increasingly viewed as viable options. Regenerative Medicine strategies that incorporate Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and the use of stem cells in the treatment of chronic knee disorders have increased in recent years as more patients desire to avoid knee replacement for osteoarthritis and even avascular necrosis.

     Knee joint replacement has seen numerous strategies employed to improve the lifespan of a total knee replacement. Unfortunately, those afflicted with osteoarthritis at a younger age or avascular necrosis face loss of function by avoiding treatment for years in an attempt to forestall knee replacement until they get older. Sports injuries, trauma, and even prior knee surgery predispose to early and more progressive arthritis development. Opting for a Regenerative Medicine therapy that focuses on repair and regeneration through tissue healing, makes Stem Cell Therapy in these patients an option to avoid waiting it out until their knee degenerates to the point the have no other option but knee replacement.

Future directions for knee osteoarthritis would obviously include preventative measures to avoid arthritis progression early on. Weight control, exercise, dietary modifications, nutraceuticals, and the development of disease modifying osteoarthritis medications will be on the horizon. Gene therapy to control cellular responses, and gene testing to look for predilection for future arthritis will be available. The more advanced use of Biologic therapy is under way to mediate the inflammatory response as  current anti-inflammatory medications are ineffective in halting the progression of osteoarthritis. The use of regenerative procedures such as Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy may be effective strategies to explore to maintain functional level, prevent arthritis progression, and as an alternative to knee joint replacement.

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.

Are You Looking to Avoid Surgery?

If you haven't found joint relief should schedule a personal consultation with Dennis M. Lox, M.D., to learn if you are able to get joint relief without the need for invasive surgery.

Stem Cell Therapy in Clearwater, FL and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lox treats the Tampa Bay Metro Area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa , Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Orlando and Sarasota as well as the Los Angeles Metro Area including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Call our office in Clearwater, FL or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dennis Lox.

Clearwater, Florida Office

2030 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 462-5582

Beverly Hills, California Office

450 N Roxbury Dr. #602
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 975-7033

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