Los Angeles Man with Wrist Injury Treats with Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy
Many athletes can have various types of wrist injuries that may affect their sports careers. Several of the more common types are:
Scaffold Lunate Ligament Tears
Fractures of the Carpal bones
The ultimate problem with these conditions is degeneration of the wrist leading to wrist arthritis. This is where Regenerative Medicine comes in.
Wrist Regenerative Medicine
The reparative capacity for stem cells for certain injuries is unique in medicine. Traditional drug therapy cannot replicate the complexity of the reparative nature and cellular signaling that stem cells can accomplish. If we had stem cells in our joints in abundance we would not develop osteoarthritis or wear and tear arthritis. However, with advancement in science, we can now utilize stem cell therapy to overcome some of the differences of the past in which we were told to just live with the pain or get our joints replaced or fused. These are particularly unsuitable for younger athletic patients, but even those aged in their 50’s through 90’s wish to continue with the quality of life and diminished pain. All reasonable goals and certainly worthwhile to pursue.
Wrist Stem Cell Injection is an alternative to Wrist surgery in these situations may call upon options for regenerative medicine procedures. Regenerative medicine encompasses a variety of realms in which the primary aim is to apply an emphasis on repair of tissue rather than yield to the timetable of natural degeneration or Wrist joint arthritis.
Repair may manifest in many ways including attempts to stop or alter the inflammatory process that on a cellular and structural level is where degeneration begins. Previous drug-based therapies were ineffective in halting this progression towards joint wear and tear. Prior trauma is a significant risk factor for the future development of arthritis. The local cellular responses that occur after initial joint trauma are being studied to develop initial treatment responses that may alter this progression from the beginning, effectively changing joint destiny. Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are being pursued by athletes in acute injuries, people suffering from chronic Wrist problems and arthritis or as an alternative to surgery.
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.
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.