Hip Osteoarthritis, Regenerative Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy
Hip osteoarthritis is a common disorder of aging. It is also referred to generally as arthritis. Previously, osteoarthritis was thought to be a wear and tear phenomenon. Current scientific research reflects osteoarthritis is a wear and tear disorder may have a genetic predisposition and is accelerated by trauma.
Research also reflects that surgery will also predispose to accelerated osteoarthritis. This results in trauma combined with surgery is not only synergistically linked to a more escalation of degenerative osteoarthritis; it also increases the risk of the future hip joint replacement surgery.
Patients are coming more aware of Regenerative Medicine. Regenerative techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Therapy may modify the severity or repair the underlying joint degeneration seen in hip osteoarthritis.
Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Therapy utilize the patient’s own growth factors and stem cells to assist in healing. The underlying inflammatory process may be impacted by altering cell signaling that continues to propagate the degenerative cascade.
If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.
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.