Senior Circuit Tennis Player
Senior Circuit Tennis Player with Knee Arthritis Opts For Stem Cells with Dr. Lox. An elite Senior Circuit Tennis player was not about to let knee pain prevent from for competing on the Tennis court. Like many elite athletes, they derive not only satisfaction from competing, but it is part of their lives and passions. When faced with the recommendation for total knee joint replacement after failing traditional conservative measures such as arthritis medications and cortisone injections, the Tennis player was told his only option was to quit playing Tennis or get a total knee joint replacement. Instead, he skipped a tournament, hopped on a plane and consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert in Tampa Bay, Florida and Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Lox has special expertise in treating elite athletes and working with the highest caliber trainers to rehabilitate after stem cell therapy. Patients often research options to knee joint replacement and find the prospect of stem cell therapy and Regenerative Medicine a viable treatment option to knee replacement. Especially those with athletic goals such as Tennis. Knee surgery if unsuccessful may end their Tennis playing career.
This elite senior Tennis player elected to have knee stem cells with Dr. Lox and has already returned to playing Tennis.
Such was the choice of professional Tennis legend Rafael Nadal of Spain. Rafael Nadal has had a remarkable career. Yet knee problems and his grueling playing style have seen his share of knee ailments. Nadal has had many Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections into his knees, as a measure to help during the long Tennis season, or in between tournaments. Tennis is an 11-month long season. Nagging injuries may heal slowly or fail to respond under these conditions. When Rafael Nadal took an extended break in 2012 of 7 months, that was not a typical Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) healing time. 6 months is a good stem cell reparative time. PRP has no stem cells. PRP has growth factors which may aid in repair, yet without the reparative capacity of stem cells, PRP has inherent limitations. Rafael Nadal returned to world number 1 in 2013. His camp has admitted to knee and back stem cells. There are no moral or religious connotations with using one’s own adult stem cells. In fact, the Vatican supports the use of adult stem cells, and sponsors stem cell conferences on science and education at the Vatican. Even the late Pope John Paul had PRP, illustrating the wide appeal of utilizing Regenerative Medicine.
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.