Knee Injury Pain: Stem Cell Therapy Brings Basketball Player off Sidelines and Back Into the Game
A bad fall during a basketball game resulted in a torn meniscus for a patient. The basketball player had surgery to correct the problem, but surgery did not improve the problem. The player consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist, for advice and an alternative to the failed surgery.
Dr. Lox advocated a course of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy to amend the condition. There was a rehabilitation period and avoidance of knee stressor events for several months, yet the player returned to competitive collegiate basketball and is awaiting an NBA career despite his knee injury and surgery. Stem Cell therapy and PRP are proving to be a viable option for athletes and others who are experiencing knee injury pain as the result of a sport or everyday life.