Hip Pain: New Frontiers with Stem Cell Therapy
Hip pain may occur from many sources. Hip arthritis or osteoarthritis may result in degeneration of the hip joint this may result in being told a hip joint replacement is necessary. Stem cell therapy and stem cell injections for the hip may be an option for some patients who suffer from chronic hip pain. The hip is a ball and socket type of joint, loss of hip mobility due to arthritis can be disabling. Some patients have silent wear and tear. They present to the doctor complaining of relatively new hip pain, when in fact the hip joint has been wearing down slowly for years. Other patients may have longstanding hip pain that is progressively more disabling. Some ignore medical attention, while others have been on prescription arthritis medications, cortisone injections, physical therapy, or even hip surgery with no improvement. For some, the delay will be too long for the effective application of stem cells and regenerative medicine treatments. The question for the experienced Regenerative Medicine specialist will be, when will the optimal timing for stem cell treatments be or when is it not going to work?
These questions and answers will lie in understanding the nature of the unique differences in human beings. Not everyone is the same, nor should all treatments be as well.
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.