A Physician with a Partial Achilles Tendon Tear
Physicians like everyone else have musculoskeletal problems. The old adage physician heals thyself, doesn’t always work. So when a physician partially tore his Achilles’ tendon he turned to Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy for help. After touching it out for months of pain, limited ability to walk, he faced a choice: Surgery or Stem Cells.
He was reluctant about the long downtime associated with Achilles tendon surgery.
His lifestyle was compromised and even performing his duties as a physician were affected. He consulted Dr. Lox, and after a thorough evaluation choose to undergo a regenerative medicine approach with Stem Cell Therapy. He rapidly improved over the first month with no downtime. There were no crutches or postoperative therapy.
He walked out of Dr. Lox’s office the day of the procedure and just kept getting better. At his 6 month followup with Dr. Lox, he reported he had walked a Disney World theme park, Epcot Center for the day and had no problems.
Previously he noted that would have been unimaginable. Regenerative Medicine treatments such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be a viable option to surgery for some patients. Consulting an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine like Dr. Lox may be valuable to address many sports, orthopedic and arthritic problems, including partial Achilles’ tendon tears.
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.