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Knee Stem Cells versus Total Knee Replacement

Jul 10, 2013

Knee Stem Cells versus Total Knee Replacement Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL       A lot patients inquire about alternatives to knee joint replacement. Some wish to just not have the surgery. Others have medical reasons that cannot undergo knee replacement. Some are too young and cannot afford to have their knee fused as they age. Others are athletes who wish to keep up their sport for as long as they can. Whatever the case, more patients are…

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“I Wished My Knee x-rays Looked like that”……”Those Are Your x-rays”

Jul 05, 2013

“I Wished My Knee x-rays Looked like that”……”Those Are Your x-rays”  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     What started as an odd dialogue. Became quite compelling. Translation. The patient has been in many doctors offices, and had pick up a few things in his journeys. He was good enough to glance at an x-ray and realize that the x-ray film had space between the knee bone, and he was told his own  knee was bone on bone.       There…

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) And Stem Cells for Low Back Pain

Jul 03, 2013

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) And Stem Cells for Low Back Pain    Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for many conditions in orthopedic and sports medicine. The treatment of chronic low back pain entails many different therapeutic measures, including surgery which is less than 50% successful in the United States.       Dennis M. Lox, MD, has specialized in treating musculoskeletal problems for over 20 years. When back surgery has failed, or if…

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Basketball Star Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Knee Pain

Jul 01, 2013

Basketball Star Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Knee Pain  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Taking his cue, from another basketball star Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment. The procedure popularized after Kobe Brant had it performed on his. Grant Hill playing for the LA Clippers stated it was “icing on the cake”, and it is the best he has felt in years. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming popular with elite…

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Alternatives to Knee Replacement: Stem Cell Therapy and PRP

Jun 26, 2013

Alternatives to Knee Replacement: Stem Cell Therapy and PRP  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   When your told you need a knee replacement there may be another option. Regenerative Medicine therapies like Stem Cell Therapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be viable treatment options. Regenerative Medicine is a new emerging field that is rapidly expanding into many medical fields. In orthopedics and musculoskeletal medicine, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy have seen a surge with elite…

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Patient Opts for Stem Cell Knee Regenerative Therapy

Jun 21, 2013

 Patient Opts for Stem Cell Knee Regenerative Therapy  Tampa, Saint Petersburg andClearwater, FL     After one rough knee replacement with a prolonged recovery, the thought of having the other knee replaced sent this patient in search of options. Her research led her to alternatives to knee joint replacement. Regenerative therapy with stem cells was previously unknown to her. Considering the difficult course with her first knee replacement, she spent a lot of time researching stem cell therapy. The use of…

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Ankle arthritis improved after PRP treatment

Jun 20, 2013

Ankle arthritis improved after PRP treatment  Tampa Saint petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A patient suffering from chronic ankle pain and arthritis years after a traumatic fracture and surgery, turns to Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) therapy to ease pain. Following years of pain with ineffective treatments including surgery, a patient has turned to regenerative medicine treatment with PRP to alleviate the nagging pain. Surgery with hardware, therapy, and numerous medications did not alter the pain. In fact, it progressed with time as the…

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STRONGMAN (WEIGHTLIFTER) KNEE PAIN IMPROVES WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)

Jun 19, 2013

STRONGMAN (WEIGHTLIFTER) KNEE PAIN IMPROVES WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl        Knee pain is tough on athletes. Bodybuilding, weightlifting and in particular strongman competition, places undue stress on the knee. Strongman competition includes awkward positions and lifts such as hoisting up tractor tires and cars. A bad knee, whether it is a meniscal tear, patellar tendonitis, bursitis, or early degeneration from arthritis, is often unhappy with heavy weights and repetitive weightlifting. A strongman…

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WHEN CHRONIC KNEE PAIN ADDS UP TO OCHO

Jun 14, 2013

WHEN CHRONIC KNEE PAIN ADDS UP TO OCHO (8)  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   Tennis star Rafael Nadal completed his comeback journey from a 7 month sabbatical due to persistent left knee pain, by winning his 8th French Open title. That is more slams than any other man in the open era. He also moved past legends Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg for 12 total slams. Nadal has been riddled with knee pain for years, and since after…

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PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) IN AN ELITE ATHLETE WITH KNEE PAIN

Jun 13, 2013

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) IN AN ELITE ATHLETE WITH KNEE PAIN  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has seen a surge in popularity, as the result of prominent high profile athletes, such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Rafael Nadal have turned to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for their knee pain. Recently Peyton Manning has made press for his Stem Cell Therapy. Other professional athletes have turned to PRP and Stem Cell Therapy…

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