One Bad Knee: 46 Year-Old Decides on Stem Cell Therapy
Genetics, trauma and other factors play a role in knee osteoarthritis. We now understand that surgery is, in fact, a trauma and accelerates the degenerative arthritis cascade further.
The more surgeries the more trauma – it’s now. When you see a 46 year old who’s knee look like that of an 80 year-old, that is not a good sign.
Luckily it is was only one bad knee. The inside was extremely affected so there was joint space on the outer knee. Orthopedic surgeon did not want to replace her knee due to her young age. The patient also did not want a total knee replacement at her age, so she consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, – a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist – who felt there was was still hope in her knee.
She had researched regenerative medicine and felt stem cell therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) was a a viable option for her knee. She is very pleased with her progress and Is glad she chose regenerative medicine and stem therapy over a total knee replacement.
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.