Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment with Stem Cells
Knee osteoarthritis or simply stated arthritis occurs frequently with aging. It’s presentation may be mild or severe. It may occur insidiously or be of chronic duration. X-rays may show little joint space which reflects degeneration of joint cartilage or it may reflect mild joint space narrowing. Dennis M. Lox, MD, is an expert in Sports and Regeneration Medicine. Dr. Lox is frequently consulted and treats patients with knee osteoarthritis (arthritis).
Dr. Lox has observed some extremely arthritic joints that improve with Stem Cell Therapy. Knee arthritis is a progressive disorder. It is not halted by arthritis medications (anti-inflammatory) or cortisone. The only known way at this time to halt the progression or reverse the arthritis is with the use of Stem Cell Therapy. This is certainly possible and Dr. Lox has observed this in many patients. It does not always happen and this may be due to a variety of factors Dr. Lox discusses upon consultation. There is no real down side to the utilization of stem cells. On the contrary compared to knee replacement surgery, stem cells have no real recovery time, the patients walks immediately after the procedure. There is really no pain involved in most cases, and there is not any post procedure physical therapy. For these reasons many patients are turning towards Stem Cell Therapy as an alternative to knee replacement surgery.