Alternatives to Hip Surgery: Stem Cells, PRP, and Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine procedures such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are finding popularity as alternatives to hip surgery. Hip surgery is associated with risk, especially when it comes to total hip replacement.
There is evidence that even arthroscopic surgery may accelerate degenerative arthritis. These many factors have patients exploring alternative strategies. Regenerative medicine has blossomed as many new areas of treatment are under way.
The application to sports and arthritis of the hip are many. Past sports stars such as Bo Jackson, who sustained a career ending injury when he developed Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the hip, may not suffer such a fate in the era of stem cell therapy.
This leads the prospect of regenerative medicine very bright for the treatment of hip and all musculoskeletal disorders.
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.