Seattle CEO Treats with Dr. Lox for Hip Stem Cell Therapy in LA
A corporate CEO did his research on hip stem cell therapy in LA for his hip pain from hip arthritis. He landed on Dr. Lox and requested a consultation.
He still felt young and vital and did not wish to have a total hip replacement surgery, as had been recommended by his orthopedic physician.
He did his own research and called Dennis M. Lox M.D, at his Beverly Hills, California office, in the LA metropolitan area.
Dr. Dennis Lox is recognized as a leading authority on Sports and Regenerative Medicine, and stem cell applications for the treatment of hip pain, hip arthritis, hip larval tears, hip AVN and alternatives to hip replacement surgery.
Dr. Lox utilizes Regenerative Medicine technology such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and hip stem cell therapy for select patients.
What is Hip Arthritis?
Hip arthritis is one of the most common causes of hip pain. It isn’t confined to just the elderly.
Hip arthritis, or more correctly called hip osteoarthritis, can occur early in life from trauma or sports injuries, being overweight, and sometimes bad luck.
There is a genetic component to osteoarthritis, so people with family histories of hip arthritis may consider genetic screening or early assessment with a Regenerative Medicine specialist such as Dr. Lox before arthritis progresses.
Arthritis is a progressive disorder, so early assessment can be an effective alternative strategy to hip replacement surgery. Hip arthritis is a degenerative destruction of the hip joint. This includes the cartilage covering the bones, the hip labrum and eventually the bone surfaces.
The hip socket is part of the pelvis (the acetabulum, and the the head of the thigh bone (femoral neck). Often fractures occur through the femoral neck.
As time progresses so does the hip arthritis which is why it is progressive disorder. Cortisone injections and arthritis medications do not stop the progression.
This is why Regenerative Medicine is so exciting. Helping the body to heal itself. Hip pain relief through stem cell therapy may be an alternative to hip replacement surgery.
What is a Hip Labral Tear?
The labrum is cartilage covering the femoral neck. In recent years it has become popular to do hip arthroscopic surgery and debride the tear.
This is essentially cutting the torn portion out. Just like we now know debriding the knee meniscus results in arthritis years later the same occurs with Hip labral surgery.
This is accelerated in patients over 50 years of age, so some of the best most informed orthopedic surgeons will not do this after age 50 and especially after 60 years of age.
What is Hip AVN?
Hip AVN or Avascular Necrosis is a condition in which the blood flow to the femoral neck is disrupted, resulting in bone cell death or necrosis.
The degree of blood flow loss determines the amount of cellular death. It is readily seen on MRI images.
It may be a small focal area or a larger lesion encompassing much of the femoral head. Trauma is the leading cause of hip avascular necrosis.
Other causes can result in both hips being affected. Sometimes a hip and a knee or other joint are involved. A specialist such as Dr. Lox with expertise in AVN is important to determine the best course of action.
Left untreated, hip avascular necrosis can lead to the necrotic area collapsing resulting in a rapid destruction of the hip joint. This is like a super accelerate hip arthritis progression.
For a famous athletes story of this, see our blogs on Bo Jackson’s hip AVN.
Dr. Lox’s hip stem cell therapy in LA has been used to treat California patients as well as patients all over the world for hip AVN as an alternative to hip replacement surgery.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative Medicine is the field of medicine dealing with aiding the body to heal itself. It covers stem cell therapy, stem cell research, biologics, growth factors, platelet rich plasma (PRP), scaffolds and even growing body parts.It’s a fascinating field with applications to every medical specialty.
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.