Oklahoma Patient Flys Back to See Dr. Lox after Regenerative Therapy
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A patient with knee pain and knee arthritis, flew from Oklahoma to see Dennis M. Lox, M.D, in his Tampa Bay, Florida office for knee stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox treats patients from all other the country, and all over the world.
Dr. Lox has gathered a reputation for treating not only difficult and complicated patients, but his experience in treating patients of all ages, sizes, shapes, and even elite professional athletes has spread to all areas of the globe.
This patient from Oklahoma had knee arthritis or osteoarthritis. She was told she would eventually need a knee replacement surgery, and to just wait. She would know when it’s time. This “wait and see” attitude of letting your knee progressively fall apart until the knee joint is so bad you cry uncle and relent to have knee joint replacement surgery, is not comforting to many patients. Some do their own research, and the prospects of Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy begin to make sense as an alternative to just passively let their knee osteoarthritis or knee arthritis progress, towards a no return total knee joint replacement surgery. The premise of utilizing the body’s own healing capacity through regenerative sciences makes sense to many such patients.
This particular patient, opted to have knee stem cell therapy as an option with Dennis M. Lox, M.D. 6 months later, she flew back to see Dr. Lox and was improved. Pleased with her progress, she elected to have a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection. Concentrated platelets from the patients own blood can be delivered by simple injection into the target area. In this case, the knee joint. Unlike stem cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has no stem cells. PRP has a concentrated source of growth factors which depending on your condition, may be utilized as an adjunctive treatment to stem cell therapy. Growth factors can support the regenerative process by supporting positive cell signaling, and inhibiting negative cell signaling involved in joint degeneration. Stem cells are much more sophisticated. Stem cells are the master control signal regulator or orchestra conductor. The complexity of how stem cells completely function, cannot be duplicated by mono-biological inhibition therapy, such as pharmacological drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Mother Nature still has some distinct advantages the lab and drug companies cannot re-create. Stem cells are truly amazing repair cells. Nothing to date NSAID’s (prescription arthritis medications), cortisone injections, Hyaluronic Acid injections, Biological drugs, and even surgery cannot function on so many repair levels as does natures own repair cell…the stem cell.
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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.