Knee Pain in an 80 yr old Treated with Stem Cells
Knee pain can have many causes in the elderly. Dennis M. Lox, MD, is an expert in stem cell therapy and frequently lectures on knee pain causes in the elderly. The most common cause is knee arthritis or osteoarthritis, which can be treated with knee stem cell therapy.
Knee arthritis is more complex than just a wear and tear phenomenon. Knee pain may occur as a result of earlier injury, late injury, prior surgery, and biomechanical abnormalities.
Biomechanics can affect the knee in many ways. Limping due to a variety of factors can place undue stress on the knee. Obesity markedly overloads the knee compartment, which can exacerbate underlying knee arthritis.
The combination of a prior knee injury, gaining weight, and the ensuing lack of exercise is a frequent complaint of patients with chronic knee pain.
Knee meniscal tears are common. Surgery for knee meniscal tears is also very common. As people age, the effects of these prior problems become magnified.
Genetics may also play a role. Some individuals are predetermined to have longer lifespans, which also translate to cell functioning. In short, cells may be programmed to live longer as well. This bodes well for the genetically blessed in stem cells for knees as well. Some people will function better after stem cells. This can be seen in how athletic some older patients are in comparison to others. Not everyone just wants pain relief or improved functional level, they want to be active in sports even at 80. From walking, hiking, jogging, martial arts, or even doing the splits.
Some people will function better after stem cells. This can be seen in how athletic some older patients are in comparison to others. Not everyone just wants pain relief or improved functional level, they want to be active in sports even at 80. From walking, hiking, jogging, martial arts, or even doing the splits.
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.