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My Neck Hurts are Stem Cells an option

Aug 27, 2013

My Neck Hurts: are Stem Cells an option? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL I get this question a lot. It depends on what is wrong. If I am contacted overseas or cross country, I try and pinpoint a diagnosis. This is not always the case as there is no substitute for a thorough medical examination. I have a patient in New York City, a model and fashion designer with extreme neck and arm pain. Sitting increases her pain. She…

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Hip Pain and Avascular Necrosis treated with Stem Cell Therapy

Aug 22, 2013

Hip Pain and Avascular Necrosis treated with Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A patient presented complaining of hip pain after a ski injury. He sustained a fracture of his hip and was surgically treated with metal rod. He continued to have complaints of pain and researched avascular necrosis. He consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for stem cell therapy as he was concerned with further hip degeneration and did not wish at a young age to have…

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Failed Knee Meniscal Surgery in a Rodeo Star Treatment with Stem Cells

Aug 21, 2013

Failed  Knee Meniscal Surgery in a Rodeo Star Treatment with Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Most sports that are physical can injure the knee meniscus. Current standard treatments for athletes and non- athletes include surgical debridement of the knee meniscus. These may result in short term improvement in symptoms due to mechanical decompression of the knee joint. However, knee meniscal resection is not always successful. For the athlete with  a failed knee surgery, the impact on their…

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Stem Cells in Soccer Player

Aug 15, 2013

   Teenage soccer player under goes stem cell treatment 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…

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AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) or OSTEONECROSIS AND SPORTS TRAUMA

Aug 13, 2013

  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular necrosis (AVN) or Osteonecrosis is a condition in which the blood supply to the bone is disrupted leading to cellular death of a portion of the bone. The loss of blood supply is known as avascular or ischemic, while the ensuing consequences lead to loss of oxygen and nutrition to bone cells resulting in bone cell death or necrosis. Trauma, is the leading cause of blood supply disruption. Sports and athletes may…

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Will to Exercise; It’s in Your Genes?

Jul 01, 2013

Will to Exercise; It’s in Your Genes?  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl There was an ad campaign for designer jeans that stated, nothing comes between me and my Calvin’s. What if it was not your jeans, but it was your genes? Scientists looking at the FTO gene (fat mass and obesity associated) have found that exercise can decrease the effects of this gene, and ward off obesity. 74% of all people living in the U.S. of European ancestry have…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment

Jun 29, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   Avascular necrosis of the talus occurs when the ankle bone or the talus develops necrosis as the result of a disruption of the blood supply to the bone. The term avascular refers to loss of blood supply, and the term necrosis, refers to bone cell death as a result of the lost blood supply. Other terms for avascular necrosis (AVN) include osteonecrosis,…

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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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Hip AVN may be bilateral (both hips) or may occur in the hip and knee.

Jun 25, 2013

HIP AVN AND STEM CELLS Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip is the most frequent site of avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the hip becomes disrupted and a portion of the hip bone (femur) dies. AVN is sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN is seen with trauma when the blood supply is disrupted. Other times there is no clear reason for the…

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CYCLING and NECK PAIN: PRP and STEM CELLS

Jun 24, 2013

CYCLING and NECK PAIN: PRP and STEM CELLS  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Cycling places strain on many parts of the body. When neck pain occurs from acute trauma such as whiplash or even degenerative arthritis, it may impair the ability to cycle long distances. , Most avid cyclists train for long rides. Road bikes can alter neck positions and aggravate cervical problems. If neck pain does not resolve with conservative measures, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem…

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