Osteoarthritis: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy
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Traditional medicine has viewed osteoarthritis as an incurable progressive process.
Recent research shows that this mindset not necessarily correct. There are many processes that may be at work causing the osteoarthritis. Genetics, for one, is now known to play a part. Joint trauma unquestionably leads to accelerated of arthritis.
Also, surgery is traumatic to joints as well. More surgeries performed on one body part enhances this process. Research is also pointing to, and shedding much-needed light on, the regenerative capabilities of the body. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are forms of regenerative medicine that have been used to deal with osteoarthritis, to prevent the natural progression of arthritis. It has been established that anti-inflammatories and cortisone injections do not alter the progression of arthritis. The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy may be a viable option in treating arthritis as regenerative medicine continues to emerge.
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.