Rheumatoid Knee Arthritis and Stem Cell Therapy
Autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be difficult to treat. Patients might be tried on multiple drugs with relief – or suffer significant side effects. Even the new biologic drugs that block the harmful effects of tissue destroying chemicals in our bodies that block TNF-a, IL-B, or IL-6 may result in dangerous side effects.
A patient with chronic knee pain suffering from rheumatoid and consulted with Dennis M. Lox, MD, about the possibility of having stem cell therapy for knee pain. After consulting Dr. Lox it was agreed that the her knees could respond to stem cell treatment.
One month later she is doing much better. She no longer uses a cane and can walk greater distances without pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease and the field of regenerative medicine therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy are allowing patients with autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis to try and heal their bodies with their own stem cells rather than drugs that may create harm or has already failed to provide relief.
Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Orlando and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 area, our office can be reached at (727) 462-5582.
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.