Patient with Knee Stem Cells
A patient who underwent knee stem cells with Dr. Lox did very well. He even displayed increased cartilage growth as demonstrated on repeat knee X-rays. He did have persistence of difficulty with his hip. His hip X-rays were much worse and did not respond to hip stem cell therapy. His condition was complicated by obesity, and the additional strain of being 100 pounds overweight was an obvious detriment. This fact had led his orthopedic surgeons to be reluctant to consider hip or knee replacement therapy in this patient. However, eventually, a surgeon opted to replace his hip. The surgeon did compare knee x-Rays and commented his knees had indeed demonstrated more cartilage after the knee stem cell procedure.
His hip replacement surgery was complicated. He became infected after his hip replacement surgery and spent 20 days in the hospital as a result. This is a feared complication of any total joint replacement whether it be the hip or knee. This is the reason he had initially sought out care with Dr. Lox for knee stem cell therapy. Morbid obesity is associated with impaired wound healing, and as a result, increases the odds of postoperative infection.
He is still having trouble with his hip and has sought out consultation again with Dr. Lox. Unfortunately, after joint replacement surgery, Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy options are not useful in a joint in which both surfaces are artificial with implant devices.
Patients are increasingly considering stem cell therapy as an alternative to knee and hip replacement surgery. Stem cell treatment in these patients may be a viable option. Consulting an expert such as Dr. Lox to understand all the specific needs of each patient is an important first step.
Knee pain is a frequent source of disability and frustration for many individuals. Knee pain may arise from a variety of causes via overuse, athletic injury, autoimmune disorders, and wear and tear from degenerative arthritis.
Knee pain can arise from a variety of problems in the knee. Some of the more common knee problems or topics are listed below. To learn more about a specific topic, just click on the title.
Anterior Knee Pain
Arthritis or Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Bursitis of the Knee
Synovial Plica Syndrome
Torn Meniscus (cartilage)
If you’re 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.
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.