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TREATING A KNEE MENISCAL TEAR WITH STEM CELLS

Jun 22, 2013

 TREATING A KNEE MENISCAL TEAR WITH STEM CELLS     The treatment of patients who failed to improve with knee meniscal surgery with Stem Cell Therapy is becoming more common. Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Regenerative and Sports Medicine physician explains the stem cell treatment procedure for knee meniscal tears. The knee is a complex joint. The meniscus functions as a shock absorber and gliding mechanisms for the knee bones. When the knee meniscus is torn, it is not as…

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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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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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TREATING A DOCTOR WITH FAILED KNEE MENISCAL SURGERY WITH STEM CELLS

Jun 18, 2013

TREATING A DOCTOR WITH FAILED KNEE MENISCAL SURGERY WITH STEM CELLS Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Someone who continues to have knee pain after knee meniscal surgery is generally unhappy. Make it an athlete and it makes matters worse. Throw in the patient is also a Doctor, and he is an unhappy Doctor. So, how does an athlete Doctor who is unhappy with a failed knee meniscal surgery, get happy again? This particular Doctor sought out the care…

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Knee Pain: ACL, Meniscal Tears, and Collateral Ligament Injuries (The Terrible Triad)

Jun 17, 2013

Knee Pain: ACL, Meniscal Tears, and Collateral Ligament Injuries (The Terrible Triad)  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     The terrible triad as it is known. An injury the disrupts the ACL, medial meniscus, and medial collateral ligament. It can have a profound impact on many patients lives as well as athletic careers. Many professional athletes have suffered the career derailing event of the terrible triad injury. The ACL or anterior cruciate, maintains stability in a forward plane. The…

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Elbow Pain: Golfers Elbow the role of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Jun 16, 2013

 Elbow Pain: Golfers Elbow the role of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Golfer elbow or medial epicondylitis, is a chronic tendonitis of the inside of the elbow (medial aspect). The medial epicondyle, is the insertion point for the wrist flexors. This group of muscles crosses the wrist with it’s origin on the elbow. The function of this muscle group is to flex or curl the wrist. Overuse and repetitive trauma result in chronic tendonitis…

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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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AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) OR OSTEONECROSIS OF THE HIP AND STEM CELL THERAPY

Jun 11, 2013

AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) OR OSTEONECROSIS OF THE HIP AND STEM CELL THERAPY        Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Treatment of hip pain with avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis, is complicated. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as aseptic necrosis, ischemic necrosis or bone infarction. AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone has been impaired. This renders the bone avascular (ischemic) and without oxygen and nutrients. The bone subsequently dies in the region without blood supply.…

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Hip Arthritis: Can Stem Cells Help?

Jun 09, 2013

Hip Arthritis: Can Stem Cells Help?  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Hip arthritis is a vague term. It is generally used for degenerative or osteoarthritis, and is thought to be progressive and irreversible. Regenerative Medicine procedures such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), are trying to reverse this paradigm. Regenerative Medicine deals with repair and healing tissue. A subset of Regenerative Medicine is Tissue Engineering. Both aspects of the regenerative field have made amazing advances…

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Stem Cells for Joint Therapy, Safer than Knee Surgery?

Jun 07, 2013

Stem Cells for Joint Therapy, Safer than Knee Surgery? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     Stem Cell Therapy for joint pain, inflammation, injury, and repair has been involved in multiple clinical trials worldwide. In the United States trials for knee arthritis and back pain with degenerative disc disease have undergone safety trials and phase studies for effectiveness. The safety profile for stem cell therapy in joints has been proven. Adverse effects are not seen as related to the…

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