Hip Arthroscopy Alternatives
The numbers of Hip Arthroscopic Surgeries is steadily rising each year in surgical centers and hospitals. As more people are becoming aware of the alternatives available to them, such as Stem Cell Therapy, they are not opting for hip arthroscopy surgery.
What Is Involved in A Hip Arthroscopic Surgery?
During a Hip Arthroscopy, General Anesthesia is used. An Orthopedic Surgeon will make an incision close to the hip to insert the arthroscope and move it towards the joint. This surgery is considered trauma and can later lead to Arthritis of the hip joint. With any surgery, there are possible complications. Especially with Anesthesia. This is a risk in itself.
Any surgery in the hip joint has a small risk of injury to the surrounding nerves or blood vessels.
The traction needed for the procedure can stretch or damage nerves and cause numbness in the groin area.
There are also risks of infection and blood clots forming in the legs.
Stem Cell Therapy Vs. Hip Arthroscopy
With the stem cell procedure, there is no Anesthesia. It is a simple, non-invasive procedure done in the office. It takes about 1-2 hours to complete. You walk in and walk out. There are no crutches, brace or wheelchair. It is a safe and non-invasive alternative to any joint surgery.
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.