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Penn State Continues Wrestling Dominance: Part Two

May 03, 2019

Dr. Lox Treats a 1950’s Hall of Fame Wrestler with Knee Stem Cells

A 1950’s collegiate wrestler inducted into the college wrestling Hall of fame, came to see Dr. Lox for knee pain. Wrestling is a tough sport, just like football, later in life injuries come back to haunt you.

Dr. Lox, being a wrestler, growing up in the Dan Gable era, every wrestling room had a picture of Dan Gable on the wall. He was mythical, much as Cael Sanderson is today. The 1950″s Hall of Fame wrestler and I, talked about how much the sport has changed. Starting at young ages, year-round training, YouTubes, and watching videos of the competition. Having grown up in Tucson, Arizona it was interesting to see a native from Tucson go undefeated, and win four Arizona state Wrestling Titles at rival Sunnyside High School. Roman Bravo-Young is now at Penn State under Cael Sanderson. Not imaginable that a Tucson wrestler would end up with Dan Gable. Hard work, and a gift. All sports have changed. So has Sports Medicine. Practicing in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, it was well known of Brandon High school’s 34-year undefeated record known as “the streak”. Future Michigan wrestler and now MMA fighter Eric Grajales was featured in the documentary “The Streak”. Grajales was also an undefeated, 4 times Florida State Wrestling Champion. We now have Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy science, nutritional advances, better rehabilitation trainers, and exercise physiology.

Aging Wrestlers, Injuries, Father Time and Arthritis

This older wrestler had hurt his knee many times in his past sports career. This is now knee osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis. Most probably some knee meniscal tears along the way. of course it is easier to fix younger athletes, but still many don’t know, and even the general public is slowly learning. Dr. Lox has been treating athletes and non-athletes alike, with Sports and Regenerative Medicine for over a decade. This aging Hall of Fame wrestler from the 1950s is now older but in good shape. With Regenerative Medicine, you can try and reverse the effects of time to a degree at that age, however, it is more like setting the clock of time back ten years. You can’t make an 80 year old 20 again.  However, teen and young athletes have the potential to completely heal or repair their bodies with their own stem cells. This is the field of Regenerative Medicine and stem cell scientific applications.

Predicting Future Arthritis Problems: Preventative Meets Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Lox is fond of saying, young people think they will never get old. It happens and injuries come back to haunt you later in life, as did this 1950’s Hall of Famer found out. Joe Namath’s knees were a no brainer. So were Bill Walton’s ankles. This last NCAA Wrestling Tournament had 3 champions, who have had well-publicized injuries. A champion last year is out for back surgery. Understanding injuries, the progression of injuries over time, and lecturing with some of the worlds leading cartilage, Regenerative Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Stem Cell Scientists have given Dr. Lox a unique insight into the science behind Regenerative  Medicine.

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8x Mr Olympia – Ronnie Coleman treated by Dr. Lox

Dr. Lox on Elite Athletes, Regenerative Medicine, and Stem Cells

Treating some of the most elite athletes in a variety of sports has given Dr. Lox the experience to understand the athlete’s needs, and look into the future of what lies ahead of certain injuries. Dr. Lox has been invited to speak at International Conferences on Regenerative Medicine, Cartilage Repair, Stem Cell Science and Sports Medicine. Dr. Lox maintains an active Sports and Regenerative Medicine practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.

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About the Author

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.