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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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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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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 Stem Cells

May 28, 2013

Knee Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Stem Cell Therapy for knee disorders are becoming more common. A year long trial in the United Kingdom focused on mixing stem cells in a lab with cartilage cells, then re-injected the cells back into damaged knees. This stem cell therapy is hoped to be an alternative to knee joint replacement. Australia and the United States have ongoing clinical trials with stem cells for knee osteoarthritis. These trials have focused on…

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Rationale for nonsurgical knee meniscal repair

May 05, 2013

Rationale for nonsurgical knee meniscal repair Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Sometimes mother nature heals just fine. At times however, healing is incomplete. This occurs in the knee due to the poor blood supply in all but the outer aspects of the knee meniscus. These portions, which comprise the majority of knee meniscal injuries, are known as the avascular zone. There are several reasons to consider treatment for meniscal injuries. These include: Reduce pain improve joint biomechanicsa delay or…

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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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