Marathon Runner Opts for Knee Stem Cell Therapy
An aging marathon runner hasn’t been able to keep up the pack. In fact his knees are so painful he stopped running altogether. He sought consultation with Dennis M. Lox, MD,, an expert in sports and regenerative medicine, to see if he was a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy.
The marathon runner was adamant about running again. Dr. Lox explained how the knee is affected by trauma and sports at great length. It is important to understand all aspects of why your knee is having problems – including osteoarthritis. Then a game plan for treatment and realistic expectations can be made.
Having seen many marathon runners, triathletes and Ironman competitors, Dr. Lox knows the runners desire to keep on running. A detailed discussion on stem cells, and their role, should include a long term objective. This entails a frank discussion on the patients sport and future. Athletes , regardless of their status (professional, amateur) deserve to know cause and effect and then they make a realistic and informed decision. Dr. Lox feels this is extremely important.
Afterwards, the marathon runner elected to have stem cell therapy and then throughout the process will be guided in exercise advancement.
Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Orlando and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 area, our office can be reached at (727) 462-5582.
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.