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I Feel So Good, I Forgot My Cane

Aug 23, 2013

I Feel So Good, I Forgot My Cane Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A very interesting thing happened today. A woman who received stem cell therapy to both knees for severe osteoarthritis two months ago returned for followup. Her initial appointment showed marked difficulty walking (antalgic gait), knee swelling, difficulty going from sitting to standing. 2 months later she had no pain, no swelling, walked freely without her cane. best antivirus software for mac The patient, her son, and…

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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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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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Knee Osteoarthritis: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Aug 14, 2013

Knee Osteoarthritis: the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL       What do you do when your told your knee is so bad that you need a total knee replacement (TKR) ? Knee Replacement surgery is not always successful. Complications such as infection, blood clots, the need for additional knee surgery are realities of contemplating knee surgery. Alternatives to knee surgery, such as Regenerative medicine techniques Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy may…

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Chondrolysis: When Your Joint Won’t Stop Breaking Down Consider Stem Cells

Jul 25, 2013

Chondrolysis: When Your Joint Won’t Stop Breaking Down Consider Stem Cells  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Chondrolysis has been associated with shoulder arthroscopies that utilizes pain pumps afterwards with local anesthetics such as Marcaine (Bupivacaine) or Xylocaine (Lidocaine). It may have an increased risk when epinephrine is used in the pump. Chondrolysis is basically a severe shoulder arthritis that just keep wearing down until their is no cartilage left. These post arthroscopy pain anesthetic pumps have been taken…

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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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Idiopathic osteonecrosis (AVN) of the Scaphoid

Jul 08, 2013

Idiopathic osteonecrosis (AVN) of the Scaphoid  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) is a  condition that results when the blood supply to the bone is disrupted and cellular death occurs to the bone. The bone in the wrist that it  commonly occurs to is called the Scaphoid. Trauma is a frequent precipitating event that impairs the blood supply, however there are unexplained cases known as idiopathic osteonecrosis or Avascular necrosis (AVN) that there is…

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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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KNEE PAIN: ACL AND MENISCAL TEAR IN A SKIER TREATED WITH STEM CELLS

Jul 02, 2013

KNEE PAIN: ACL AND MENISCAL TEAR IN A SKIER TREATED WITH STEM CELLS  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Can you make it back on the mountain after a serious wipeout without surgery? That is the question confronting Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy. Surgery has been the staple for  reconstructing the knee after a bad ski injury, just ask Lindsey Vonn and a host of others elite skiers. Even snowboarder Shaun White had knee surgery. Now Platelet Rich Plasma…

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