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Avoiding Hip Replacement? Regenerative Therapy: Stem Cells

May 29, 2013

Avoiding Hip Replacement? Regenerative Therapy: Stem Cells   Many Musicians who perform live have had hip ailments. Rumor has it Prince needs double hip replacement surgery, but after conversion to Jehovah’s Witness he wishes to avoid the blood associated hip surgery. Another musician who struggled with hip pain Steve Perry, of Journey fame, ultimately had the hip replacement procedure. Perry was afflicted with hip problems at an earlier age, and it affected planned concert tours leading to his departure from…

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Hip Arthroscopy Complications Much Higher Than Thought, a Case for PRP and Stem Cells?

May 27, 2013

Hip Arthroscopy Complications Much Higher Than Thought, a Case for PRP and Stem Cells?   Tampa, Saint Petersburg snd Clearwater, FL Hip arthroscopic surgery is increasing in surgery centers and hospitals. Conservative treatment alternatives such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are becoming more aware to athletes with sports injuries as well as the patients with chronic hip pain and arthritis complaints. Hip arthroscopy has recently seen a surge in the procedures performed in the United States.…

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Ankle and Knee Injuries Hamper Tennis Stars

May 25, 2013

Ankle and Knee Injuries Hamper Tennis Stars Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Tennis is a demanding sport and joint and muscle problems are frequent complaints. Tennis star Novak Djokovic is hampered by an ankle injury that a recent MRI found without structural problems. Rafael Nadal has seen his share of knee problems. He has reportedly been diagnosed with a partially torn patellar tendon in his knee, and missed most of last season due to his knee. Nadal has also…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip and Knee: Treatment with Stem Cells

May 09, 2013

   Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis is a troubling medical condition. It literal means the bone (osteo) is dying (necrosis). This is a simplified explanation in that only a portion of the bone is becoming necrotic. The bone loses it’s blood supply and begins to decay. This ischemic area is similar to heart tissue that loses blood supply during a heart attack, except unlike cardiac tissue that fills with scarred tissue bone decays and the surrounding areas may degenerate quickly…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Apr 09, 2013

    Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular necrosis is an ischemic change (loss of blood supply) that occurs in a portion of bone.  This may be traumatic or non-traumatic and may occur in multiple areas, mostly commonly affecting the hip, knee, shoulder, and wrist.  It tends to be most frequently occurring in middle-aged males 20 to 50 years of age and is often bilateral.  There has been an association with corticosteroids (cortisone) and…

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College Basketball Player with early Hip Arthritis treated with PRP

Apr 09, 2013

College Basketball Player with early Hip Arthritis treated with PRP Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, fl   A 21 year old college basketball player was found to have early degenerative hip arthritis. His participation in basketball games was affected due to pain and progressive difficulty running.  He failed to improve with conservative treatment with the trainer, physical therapist, and conservative medication management. He sought Dr. Lox’s help for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. He did not wish to have arthroscopic…

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Hip and Knee Arthritis at the Same Time: PRP or Stem Cells?

Apr 02, 2013

Hip and Knee Arthritis at the Same Time: PRP or Stem Cells? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater fl       Osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis is a common malady of aging, and as such can afflict multiple joints. Unfortunately this may involve the same limb. For bio-mechanical and obviously painful reasons this dual osteoarthritic problem involving both the hip and knee of the same limb poses treatment dilemmas. Often one leads to aggravation of the other. Limping or an antalgic gait leads…

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Chronic Pain in the Hip: Alternative Repair Strategies

Mar 26, 2013

  Chronic Pain in the Hip: Alternative Repair Strategies Tampa, Saint Petersburg amd Clearwater, FL Chronic hip pain is a frequent compliant. It may be the result of athletic injuries, overuse, wear and tear arthritis, or may signal a more complicated ailment such as avascular necrosis. Prompt attention may avert a more progressive problem such as arthritis. A thorough history, physical examination, and when indicated appropriate diagnostic testing such as x-rays and MRI’s may elucidate the causative etiology of the hip…

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Hip Bursitis

Mar 22, 2013

Bursitis of the Hip is a Common Condition Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater,Fl Bursitis of the hip is a common condition that is found in people with degenerative arthritis, athletic injuries, and overuse.  The bursa is a small sac that normally contains just a small amount of fluid overlying the hip joint.  In the hip, there is a large bony protuberance known as the greater trochanter.  Overlying this, a large bursal sac known as the greater trochanter bursa overlies it. …

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Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip

Mar 22, 2013

Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater There are many types of arthritis of the hip as in other joints of the body.  Arthritis is basically an inflammatory condition within the joint that may involve just the synovial lining cartilage or extend to destruction of the bone.  There are various forms of arthritis.  The most commonly being osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis.  The most common types of arthritis of the hips that are not osteoarthritis are rheumatoid arthritis,…

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