Stem Cell Therapy for Knees: How a Veteran Injured Parachuting in Vietnam War Came to Choose Stem Cell Therapy
A Vietnam War veteran used to jump out of helicopters and parachute to landing zones. One jump severely injured his knee. Over time, as we’ve seen proven on countless occasions, trauma accelerates arthritis – as is the case with this veteran who has served his country.
Now, he is being told he needs a total knee replacement to alleviate his knee pain and other related problems. He wants to avoid surgery at all costs and has been searching for a viable alternative. He chose instead to seek consultation with Dennis M. Lox, MD, – a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist. Dr. Lox explained in great detail the field of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy for knees, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
After reviewing his options the ex-parachuter was adamant he didn’t want a knee replacement and chose to try a regenerative medicine approach with stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to address his knee and defer a total knee replacement. Not all patients can be helped with stem cells or PRP, yet many are turning to this technology to avoid surgery.
Obviously it is easier to address sooner rather than later, however patients sometimes do not address the issue until arthritis is advanced. Dr. Lox views the ideal situation in which patients address their injuries at the time of injury.
Unfortunately, many who have now aged had now access to stem cell technology and therefore it is treatment to improve function and quality of life.
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.