Knee arthritis or osteoarthritis is the the second most common ailment, behind low back pain and the common cold. A 73 year old women suffering from knee pain for years decided to do her own homework. She didn’t want both of her knees replaced as recommended by several orthopedic surgeons. She decided to do her own research and concluded Dennis M. Lox, MD, a world renown stem cell physician was her best choice for alternative non-surgical care.
She elected to proceed with stem cell therapy for both her knees with Dr. Lox at his Beverly Hills, California office. The procedure had her worried the night before, affecting her sleep. However, shortly after treating with Dr. Lox her fears wear allayed. The procedure was simple. Their is no no recovery, post procedure therapy, no pain pills. She literally stated she worried for nothing.
This is not atypical for patients. Stem cells still seem too new or futuristic. This creates anxiety. When the procedure is completed in 2-3 hours, most everyone concurs it is simple. This patient was no different, and was elated at the ease of the knee stem cell therapy. She was was so excited she took many of Dennis M. Lox, MD,’s Beverly Hills, California and Tampa Bay, Florida office cards to share with her friends.
Obviously goals do not always meet everyone’s expectations, therefore reasonable goals for those with degenerative arthritis must be obtained. Preventing loss of function, reducing pain, stiffness, and swelling are reasonable goals. Combining this with repairing the degenerative pathway that occurs inside the joint at the cellular level provides a step in this direction. Medicine has moved towards a new frontier. Treatment and research have been directed to cellular mechanisms. Chemicals such as cytokines and chemokines are targeted for altering specific negative functions or enhancing positive functions. Genes, DNA, and transcription of proteins have altered the way medicine approaches repair of knee pathology.
Dennis M. Lox, MD, is a Regenerative Medicine specialist who focuses on the way new therapies can be utilized to more effectively treat disorders that were previously thought to be untreatable. Dr. Lox states patients were often given palliative medications, therapy, or even surgical recommendations for these type of problems without hope of modifying their outcome. The field of Regenerative Medicine provides cutting edge treatment options for problems that were offered little hope in the past. By combining Regenerative Medicine with rehabilitation strategies such as biomechanical knee joint stress modifications, the paradigm of waiting for your knee to further fall apart so then you can have knee joint replacement may be avoided.
If your 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.