Knee Pain and Regenerative Medicine Options
Knee Pain Relief
Knee pain is a complaint that Dr. Lox hears quite often. Knees are commonly injured joints, especially in athletes. Some patients have Osteoarthritis and are looking for alternatives to knee joint replacement. When looking for knee pain relief and alternatives to knee joint surgery, many people often find Regenerative Medicine strategies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy as viable alternatives. Many patients are doing their own research and becoming more educated when it comes to their health and their body. Many patients tell Dr. Lox that they prefer to “keep their original parts” and avoid having surgery whether its an arthroscopic surgery or a total knee replacement.
Knee Trauma and Knee Arthritis
Many patients with knee problems have had previous trauma, especially athletes. Surgery is another form of trauma. While patients may think that surgery will “correct” the problem, it is also traumatic to the knee joint. Any kind of trauma or injury to the knee can cause osteoarthritis. Studies since the 1940s have shown that knee surgery propels osteoarthritis. More recent studies have shown, even a partial meniscectomy, will accelerate the development of osteoarthritis.
Dr. Dennis Lox, M.D and Regenerative Therapy
Dr. Lox has treated patients from all over the world. He has treated professional athletes that have sustained injuries, along with patients who have Osteoarthritis. Every patient is different. Dr. Lox examines each and every patient and has a custom treatment plan for each person. No two patients are the same. If you are suffering with knee pain and would like to see if Regenerative Therapy is a good option for you, contact the office and schedule a consultation.
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.