If I Do Stem Cells Can I Walk and Lead a Normal Life?
That was the question posed to Dennis M. Lox, MD,, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine. The particular patient asking the question had multiple problems. Obesity, severe knee an hip osteoarthritis, and metabolic syndrome. Being over 350 lbs. Dr. Lox knew the patient was more than likely in an inflammatory state which was confirmed with lab analysis. Orthopedic surgeons do not like to operate on obese patients, as complications such as infection rise.
So, many patients are turning to physicians such as Dr. Lox for regenerative therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP ) and Stem Cell Therapy. If mobility and function can be restored, Dr. Lox comments other goals such as weight loss, independent ambulation and exercise can be accomplished. All leading to the common goal of leading a normal life. In many cases, Dr. Lox has treated patients who were offered little hope and they responded miraculously. This is the beauty of stem cell treatment Dr. Lox notes, the stem cells do not harm you as they are autologous (from the patient’s own body). This preserves all options, unlike surgery, which if unsuccessful or is associated with a major complication, will most assuredly ruin your day, week, month, or …..life.
Simple goals such as returning to do independently in the home are easily met in most instances with stem cell therapy. Walking included. Dr. Lox states it is all a matter of understanding the problem, and optimizing treatment accordingly. By doing so, successful outcomes are tilted towards a successful outcome.
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 and can accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. To learn more about stem cell therapy and other regenerative services offered by Dr. Lox, call (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.