Knee Pain Treated with Stem Cell Therapy
Knees are common joints for stem cell repair, therefore, we often see knee pain treated with stem cell therapy. Knees are commonly injured and are frequently operated on, and often develop osteoarthritis. Many savvy patients are looking for alternatives to knee joint replacement. Those who do their homework often find Regenerative Medicine strategies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy as viable alternatives to surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy, are Regenerative Medicine procedures that are being increasingly viewed as a reasonable and viable alternative to knee surgery. Whether it is a partial meniscectomy to a complete total knee replacement, patients are becoming their own advocates and are telling their healthcare providers that they want to keep their “original parts” and making serious inquiries into how that can happen for them.
Most patients with knee problems have had previous trauma, especially athletes. Correcting the injury with surgery becomes the second trauma (or 3 or 9th) to the joint. 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. So the interest in Regenerative Medicine has escalated. Knee PRP has been done on elite athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Rafael Nadal, and even the last Pope. Dennis M. Lox, MD, has treated professional athletes, weekend warriors, and the elderly with osteoarthritis who just want to remain functional with less pain. Dr. Lox understands each patient has their own unique goal
Dr. Lox frequently presents at national and international stem cell conferences to stay at the forefront of stem cell medicine. Dr. Lox does admit that presenting in Europe has its advantages – including the ability to nurture international contacts and the chance to spend a few days of R&R. Dr. Lox’s last presentation in Izmir, Turkey which is on the coast, allowed the luxury of spending some time in the Aegean Greek Isles. It’s hard work, but Dr. Lox will gladly do it for his patients.
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.