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Belgian Doctorate Candidate Requests

Sep 11, 2014

Belgian Doctorate Candidate Requests Permission to quote Dr Lox Website.  He came upon a topic that he thought was well suited to incorporate into his doctoral thesis. He then contacted Dr. Lox regarding the topic and its incorporation into his thesis. Dr. Lox gets many inquiries regarding regenerative medicine. This was a first of its kind. It just goes to show that proper information can be useful at all levels, not just for patient education. Doctors and researchers frequent Dr.…

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Knee Osteonecrosis – Call for Stem Cell Therapy Help From Greece

Nov 15, 2013

Call for Stem Cell Therapy Help From Greece Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A patient in Greece with knee osteonecrosis /avascular necrosis (AVN) contacted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for help with management of osteonecrosis /AVN. Osteonecrosis or AVN is a condition where the blood supply to the bone is disrupted resulting in a area of bone dying or becoming necrotic. Dr. Lox is contacted frequently for help from patients all over the world. Every accommodation is attempted for out…

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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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From Florida to Dallas to Denver to Montana Stem Cell Therapy is a Hot Topic

Aug 27, 2013

From Florida to Dallas to Denver, to Montana: Stem Cell Therapy is a Hot Topic On a recent vacation to run away from life and find peace. Stem Cell Therapy followed me. I ran out of business cards. It seems many people are researching the implications and uses of stem cells to treat orthopedic conditions. From Rodeo stars, to accountants with failed knee surgery, there is a captivated audience. People are generally excited about this Regenerative medicine technology. By weeks…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip in a Runner

Aug 26, 2013

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip in a Runner Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis, may result from trauma, be idiopathic (unknown cause) or from a variety of other factors. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is the result of disruption of blood flow (avascular or ischemic) to the bone, which results in bone cell death (necrosis). Athletes who develop AVN may develop joint collapse, and in the hip this may be career ending. This was the…

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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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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Stem Cell Therapy

Aug 16, 2013

  Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg, and Clearwater, Fl Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders have seen an interest in stem cell therapy. Simple reason. Stem cells are immunomodulatory cells. That means that can help regulate the immune system as well as provide an anti-inflammatory effect. Current biological therapy medications that work by suppressing various cytokines TNF-a, IL-1B or IL-6 are helpful to some patients but are unkind to others exerting serious side effects.…

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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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