Hip Arthritis and Avoiding Hip Replacement Surgery
A frequent conversation with Dr. Lox and a patient diagnosed with hip arthritis, is how do I avoid a total hip replacement surgery? It is therefore important to understand a little science about degenerative arthritis as a progressive disorder, not a static disorder. This means the hip arthritis gets worse with passing time, it doesn’t get better or stay the same.
Knowing the Science
However, knowing the science and variables that interplay in the development of degenerative hip arthritis, and factors which can accelerate or decelerate the degenerative cascade becomes extremely important. Most patients are never told “the rules” or the way degenerative arthritis acts as a progressive cascade. This is unfortunate, as the patient must be involved in their own care for the best outcome.
Be Educated When It Comes To Your Healthcare
Another problem is many doctors, including the orthopedic surgeon who desires to do hip replacement surgery doesn’t understand the process all that well either. So, this is why a consultation with Dr. Lox can be so enlightening.
Dr. Lox is an expert in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy. Contact his office for a consultation.
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.