Hollywood TV Crew Operator
Hollywood TV Crew Operator with Torn Knee Meniscus Treated with Knee Stem Cell Therapy
A Hollywood television crew operator sustained a torn knee meniscus. It continued to bother him despite conservative treatment measures. Rather than face knee surgery, he researched knee stem cell treatment and chose Dr. Lox for his knee stem cells.
He decided he would rather choose this route and if he could avoid knee surgery this was his desired course. He knew he could always have knee surgery in the future, but was aware of research associating knee surgery too early development of knee arthritis.
Understanding one’s own condition is very important. Dr. Lox desires to educate patients so that they are more informed and can arrive at informed decisions regarding their own care. Making educated decisions is very important.
It is helpful to understand a little science, but not essential. A basic understanding of stem cells and how stem cells exert control over cell responses and cell repair is the basis for the rapid growth of stem cell research and treatments in the last decade. Few are aware that stem cells have been used since the 1960’s for the treatment of leukemia in the form of bone marrow transplants. This treatment has become much more refined today as we have a greater understanding of the science behind stem cells.
Though there are still mysteries that remain, stem cells are unique as they may foster repair of conditions such as knee pain that traditional treatments such as prescription medications, cortisone injections or even surgery cannot do.
As science continues to evolve in the field of Regenerative Medicine, stem cells will continue to have a prominent role. Many patients are seeking alternatives to knee surgery and knee replacement. The understanding of degenerative knee arthritis, and delaying or preventing knee replacement is often an important goal for many patients.
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.