Saudi Patient Opts for PRP for Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been utilized for some time for musculoskeletal disorders, including knee osteoarthritis (OA).
A patient from Saudi Arabia traveling to the United States began experiencing more knee discomfort from the travel and sightseeing. She contacted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for knee PRP as an aid to alleviate her discomfort and improve her mobility while traveling. Dr. Lox felt that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) would be a possible good alternative for her while traveling, however her Knee osteoarthritis (OA) was of moderate severity and in such cases, Dr. Lox has seen that the PRP may be a good ameliorating treatment, but not a long-term solution.
Knee OA is a complicated disorder of cartilage degradation that needs more than the PRP can deliver to arrest the degenerative process. The addition of Stem Cell Therapy can be more effective in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. She elected to have the knee PRP and did well for over a month. At which time she contacted Dr. Lox and has decided to pursue knee Stem Cell Therapy.
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.