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Stem Cells and Athletes

Oct 21, 2013

Stem Cells and Athletes Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Regenerative medicine has emerged as a popular therapy as the repair and regenerative capacity of stem cell therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are increasingly becoming more popular as high profile athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, and Rafael Nadal turn to these procedures to aid in recovery. The appeal of stem cell therapy in conjunction with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) lies in the special characteristics that stem cells…

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If You Need Stem Cells – Caveat Emptor

Oct 16, 2013

If You Need Stem Cells – Caveat Emptor adobe acrobat updates Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl “Let the buyer beware” is the  Latin translation for the age-old saying of “caveat emptor.” I sustained a crush injury to my dominant hand. I needed surgical pins and was in a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, I was traveling to a European country in which the word “conservative management,” as it relates to treating injury, reached new heights. I was offered Tylenol.…

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Knee Pain: When is it time for Knee Joint Replacement?

Sep 10, 2013

Knee Pain: When is it time for Knee Joint Replacement? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A total knee replacement is not at the top of the list for most patients. Alternatives to knee joint replacement are becoming more increasingly popular. Among the alternatives to knee joint replacement is Stem Cell Therapy. Regenerative medicine therapies such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are at the forefront of the new era of medicine called Regenerative Medicine. The ability…

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Hip Osteoarthritis (OA) Treated with Stem Cell Therapy

Sep 05, 2013

Hip Osteoarthritis (OA) Treated with Stem Cell Therapy   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Hip osteoarthritis (OA) may be severely disabling. Often the recommendation for total hip replacement is made.  Patients often seek alternatives to hip replacement surgery. One alternative is regenerative medicine therapy, which includes Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). When the hip is causing problems walking, and doing daily activities become compromised. This may be a opportune time to further evaluate the potential of…

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Avascular Necrosis AVN and Corticosteroids

Aug 29, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Corticosteroids Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular Necrosis (AVN) can be seen with trauma, may be idiopathic or of unknown etiology, or seen with disease states. The association with corticosteroid use (cortisone) is nebulous. It has a definite increased risk after taking cortisone compounds, yet is hard to pin down who and when it may occur. It occurs more frequently with high doses, especially intravenous administration. Steroid treated asthma or pulmonary conditions, and autoimmune disorders…

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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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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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