Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis, Injuries, and Athletes
Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL
Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine physician in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, uses regenerative medicine as a non-surgical way to treat arthritis, injuries, and athletes with sports injuries of all kinds. Dr. Lox utilizes the patient’s own blood to concentrate the blood’s platelets, a technique called “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP), and the patients own stem cells. Both PRP and stem cells cannot get to injured or arthritic areas in significant quantities to heal these areas on their own. They require the experienced hand of a physician to inject them. Even non-union fractures and avascular necrosis (AVN) have been treated in this fashion. Non-union is when a fracture does not heal properly.
Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a condition where the blood supply to a bone has been disrupted and that area of bone dies. AVN patients are often told there is nothing that can be done except joint surgery. Dr. Lox can concentrate and place the PRP and stem cells directly to injured areas by a simple injection. There is no down time, unlike with surgery. Additionally, there is no progression of arthritis, as surgery is a form of trauma, and trauma leads to progression of arthritis. This makes utilizing the patients own cells appealing to many individuals looking for alternatives to surgery.
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.