Stem Cells or Surgery: Patient With Knee Meniscal Tear Contemplates Medical Options
Many patients diagnosed with an acute knee meniscal tear are often told they need surgery. Dennis M. Lox, M.D., a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist is often consulted after the surgery recommendation is made.
Dr. Lox notes patients are becoming increasingly more cognizant of alternative therapies including Regenerative Medicine therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy. Patients want to know if they can get by without surgery.
An astute Malasayian patient consulted Dr.Lox regarding the question of “stem cells or surgery?” He was told by his orthopedic surgeon he would need knee surgery then could have stem cells. His question to Dr. Lox was quite simple. Why couldn’t he just have the stem cells then see what happens. Dr. Lox’s reply was equally simple. You could. Then Dr. Lox asked the unmentionable…..what was the cost going to be for the surgery and stem cells. After some conversion the answer was $25,000USD. WOW! The patient made an easy decision afterwards – for him it would be plane fare and a trip to Florida to see Dr. Lox. For this Malaysian patient – the question was answered.
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.