Riverside California Patient with Knee Pain
A patient in Riverside, California consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for knee pain and the possibility of using stem cell therapy as a treatment. The concepts made sense to the patient. There is no substitute for quality time spent educating and discussing a patients care. Dr. Lox, who practices Sports and Regenerative Medicine in Beverly Hills, California and Tampa Bay, Florida sees patients from all over the country and world. Dr. Lox has helped pioneer the use of stem cell therapy in various types of patients from professional athletes to the elderly with disabling arthritis.
Knee pain and knee debility from injury, knee surgery, prior sports trauma and knee arthritis or osteoarthritis (OA) are common. Next, to the low back and spine, knee pain is a frequent malady of aging.
Understanding knee joint pathophysiology, degeneration and arthritis progression is an expertise of Dennis M. Lox, MD,. Dr. Lox has lectured on this topic nationally and internationally to researchers and scientists in the Regenerative Medicine and stem cell fields. Having years of experience with a diverse array of patients has led Dr. Lox to understand the complexity of human beings in relation to Regenerative Medicine and stem cells. Laboratory animals are similarly fed, housed, human beings are not. Humans may become morbidly obese, and suffer from a variety of medical conditions. Humans also run marathons, triathlons, play soccer and Tennis. Lab animals do not.
Humans also become gladiators with their bodies playing professional sports.
Understanding the complexities and nuances of treating different humans with Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy is the art of medicine. Experience does matter. There is no one size fits all protocol for treating humans with stem cell therapy or Regenerative Medicine. Personalized medicine is just that.
Regeneration implies repair. There are obviously various degrees of repair or regeneration in the utilization of stem cells for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Some may not have overt changes on radiographic images such as x-rays. Stem cells exert an immune regulatory effect which may alleviate inflammation which is causing degeneration. This is one aspect of how stem cells work in a regenerative fashion.
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.