When Your Knee Pain Persists: Are Stem Cells An Option?
Chronic knee pain is a frequent complaint of patients. There are a variety of possibilities for the underlying cause of the chronic knee pain. Many times, surgery is recommended for relief, yet when surgery fails to relieve symptoms, or sufferers are looking for an alternative to knee surgery, what options are available?
Many patients and athletes are turning to regenerative medicine procedures such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy as alternatives to surgery, as well as when knee surgery has failed. Additionally, patients wishing to avoid total knee replacement are seeking stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine techniques as a strategy to prevent a necessary knee replacement.
Regenerative medicine deals with applications to heal and assist the body without surgery or drugs. Our bodies possess unique capabilities to heal themselves if given proper assistance from our own growth factors found in PRP and the restorative and regenerative potential of stem cells. These therapies are becoming more common treatment methods for athletic injuries and even in arthritic conditions.
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.