Stem cells in soccer player
I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old. I have played with many different club teams and in different leagues and I hoped to play in college or professionally in the future. However, in December 2012, I was told that I had Avascular Necrosis of the navicular bone. I’m not sure how it happened but I went to 5 different doctors to treat my ankle. The first four doctors had put me in a boot for some time.
In March 2013, I attempted to play again but my ankle was in pain again so I stopped. My father found Dr. Lox online. When we went for our appointment Dr. Lox explained what I had and told us how it could be treated. I had to get two injections in April 2013. One shot it called “stem cell” and the other one is called “pop”. I had to wait two months until it could heal 100%. In June I got an MRI done and returned to discuss my results. My ankle healed about 75%. I had to get one more pro shot and wait a little while longer. I am going to get my next MRI next week and hope that I get my good news and I can go back to playing soccer again.
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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.