Osteoarthritis of the Knees in a Long Distance Runner Treated with Stem Cell Therapy
tyle=”text-align: center;”>Osteoarthritis of the Knees in a Long Distance Runner Treated with Stem Cell Therapy
If the distance you run is far….then the knees will be under stress.
Some people are blessed with great genetics and have never had a knee injury. For others, the prior sports injuries to their knees combined with a few surgical scars can add up to significant knee joint wear. So when is time to stop running? That is a question Dennis M. Lox, MD, is often asked. The answer must be adapted to each patient’s unique goals with sensible sound medical advice. This answer will not be the same for everyone. The overall health of the patient, joint surface area, cartilage volume, prior trauma and the training schedule all play into making a sound decision about what is best for a knee….especially after that knee has been treated with stem cells.
It is important to protect the joint and allow maximal joint repair or regeneration to occur or have the chance to occur before resuming the impact of long distance running. When osteoarthritis of the knees occurs it is important to stabilize the homeostasis of the joint, discontinue the downward degenerative arthritis cascade, and then place the joint in the best possible position to repair itself.
A little complicated, but with the of an expert in Regenerative Medicine,
such as Dr. Lox the right questions are being asked, the appropriate rest from running, and the proper time to resume running are answered. This type of treatment approach lends itself to greater success and no uncertainty of treatment guidelines.
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.