Knee Stem Cells versus Total Knee Replacement
Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL
A lot patients inquire about alternatives to knee joint replacement. Some wish to just not have the surgery. Others have medical reasons that cannot undergo knee replacement. Some are too young and cannot afford to have their knee fused as they age. Others are athletes who wish to keep up their sport for as long as they can.
Whatever the case, more patients are opting for Regenerative type therapies such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) a alternatives to knee joint replacement. Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Therapy provide a healing and reparative mechanism without the trauma of surgery, and most importantly none of the potential adverse side effects of surgery. Including infection, blood clots and even death.
Stem Cell Therapies are being used in a vast array of medical disciplines despite just orthopedics. Sports medicine and athletes will always have a keen interest in any cutting edge procedure to extend their playing career, yet if stem cell treatments and PRP are used early the potential to forestall arthritis and avoid knee joint replacement is a great possibility.
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.