Athletes with Avascular Necrosis
In Valencia, Spain September 26, 2014, at a Regenerative Medicine conference held at the convention center. The audience was an international collection of scientists and clinicians. The lecture was well received and requests for Dr. Lox to speak at several future international conferences were requested.
Dr. Lox an expert Sports and Regenerative Medicine has been utilizing Stem Cell Therapy in the treatment of patients and athletes with avascular necrosis (AVN). Dr. Lox has used Stem Cell Therapy with success to keep athletes in their sport and as an alternative to surgery.
Stem cells are cells found in the body that can become other cells.
As adults, we have only certain types of stem cells. These cells, unlike embryonic stem cells, are already partially differentiated. This means they are pre-committed to form only certain types of cells. The two main types of adult stem cells are Mesenchymal and Hematopoietic stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells may turn into several types of tissues these include:
Hematopoietic stem cells from blood cells such as:
- White blood cells
- Red blood cells
Without stem cells, the body could not replenish and repair itself. It is necessary that cells turn over and replace old cells in order to survive. This is part of nature and stem cells are found in all of us. Stem cells also perform important functions in cell communication to regulate processes such as the formation of new blood vessels and controlling inflammation. Thus stem cells are building blocks for optimal health and wellbeing.
Joints are mostly devoid of blood vessels and stem cells as we age; this is why arthritis occurs as the innate repair processes are limited. Regenerative medicine fosters the science of harnessing the potential of stem cells and their environmental signals to repair and regenerate. By understanding stem cells and cell medicine, previous conditions that were untreatable may find a remedy. The field of Regenerative Medicine is blossoming as new breakthroughs are developing.
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.
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.