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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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“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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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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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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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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TREATING A FAILED KNEE MENISCAL SURGERY WITH STEM CELLS

Jun 12, 2013

TREATING A FAILED KNEE MENISCAL SURGERY WITH STEM CELLS  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Knee pain is tough. Having surgery to fix the knee pain only to not improve, or worse yet get worse, can be a nightmare. Stem cell Therapy for the treatment of failed knee meniscal surgery is becoming more common. Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports Medicine and Regenerative physician has treated many patients with failed knee meniscal surgery with Stem Cell Therapy. Dr. Lox…

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Both Knees Replaced Now What?

Jun 04, 2013

Both Knees Replaced Now What?  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Most individuals would rather avoid knee replacement. It is fairly common that both knees have extensive arthritis at the same time.  Some patients opt for both knees to be replaced at the same time. This has pros and cons, and definitely is more difficult in the short run. There are times when  both knees are replaced successfully, as well as one knee followed by the other. What about when…

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KNEE BRACING FOR MENISCAL INJURIES

Mar 22, 2013

KNEE BRACING FOR MENISCAL INJURIES Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A frequent question is whether after a knee injury, specifically a meniscal tear or injury, is can a brace be effective.  In any type of trauma, whether it is from sports or a lifting injury that results in a tear of the lining of the knee joint or meniscus can result in pain, loss of function, and to various degrees debility especially if turning to a higher level of…

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