Stem Cells in a Jai Alai Player with a Knee Meniscal Tear
Stem cell treatments are most commonly done in sports medicine for knee problems.
Most all athletes use their knees, some sports are more prone to knee injuries. Knee meniscal tears are common in sports. Jai Alai is a racquet sports derivation. Jai Alai requires running, stopping and pivoting similar to most racquet type sports. A Jai Alai player with a knee meniscal tear presented for treatment with Dennis M. Lox, MD, for treatment with stem viagra online cells.
Dr. Lox has treated many athletes with meniscal tears who wish to avoid surgery or who have had surgery and did not improve.
The Jai Alai player had previously had knee surgery and was unable to continue with Jai Alai due to pain in his knee.
He elected to have a stem cell treatment in his knee. This provided improvement in symptoms. His pain and swelling nearly resolved after a month. He is awaiting the definitive test to see how his knee will due with engaging in Jai Alai.
It is not possible to predict the outcome in all patients or athletes.
Athletes may improve in symptoms after stem cell therapy, including those who did not improve after surgery. However, athletes often measure success, not in terms of standard metrics of diminishing pain or x-ray confirmation of cartilage growth. Athletes tend to measure success based upon their return to sport. A much harder measurement of success. Each case should be individually tailored for the patient’s circumstances, needs and goals. A one size fits all approach does not lend itself well to optimal care.
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.