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Soccer Star Edson Buddle has Knee PRP

Jul 09, 2013

Soccer Star Edson Buddle has Knee PRP  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl        After a chronic knee ailment a torn meniscus did not respond to surgery. The soccer star opted for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Many elite athletes are turning to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for knee problems.  Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, and Troy Polamalu all have had their knees treated.      Dennis M. Lox, MD, has treated many soccer players. Soccer is a grueling sport and…

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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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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) And Stem Cells for Low Back Pain

Jul 03, 2013

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) And Stem Cells for Low Back Pain    Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for many conditions in orthopedic and sports medicine. The treatment of chronic low back pain entails many different therapeutic measures, including surgery which is less than 50% successful in the United States.       Dennis M. Lox, MD, has specialized in treating musculoskeletal problems for over 20 years. When back surgery has failed, or if…

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Basketball Star Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Knee Pain

Jul 01, 2013

Basketball Star Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Knee Pain  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Taking his cue, from another basketball star Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment. The procedure popularized after Kobe Brant had it performed on his. Grant Hill playing for the LA Clippers stated it was “icing on the cake”, and it is the best he has felt in years. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming popular with elite…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment

Jun 29, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   Avascular necrosis of the talus occurs when the ankle bone or the talus develops necrosis as the result of a disruption of the blood supply to the bone. The term avascular refers to loss of blood supply, and the term necrosis, refers to bone cell death as a result of the lost blood supply. Other terms for avascular necrosis (AVN) include osteonecrosis,…

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells: Regenerative Medicine Therapies

Jun 28, 2013

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells: Regenerative Medicine Therapies   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The use of Regenerative Medicine therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are becoming more popular as treatments for athletic injuries, chronic slow healing orthopedic conditions, and even arthritis treatment. The use of PRP and stem cell therapy for conditions like knee pain, hip pain, and shoulder problems are more evident as elite athletes are turning towards these therapies.…

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Tennis Player with Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP

Jun 27, 2013

Tennis Player with Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP    Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      For a tennis player chronic elbow pain is often a difficult problem. Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a frequent cause of chronic elbow pain in tennis players. Tennis elbow often fails to respond to rest, medications, physical therapy, and even surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used to treat tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis with success. An tennis player who failed…

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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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Hip AVN may be bilateral (both hips) or may occur in the hip and knee.

Jun 25, 2013

HIP AVN AND STEM CELLS Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip is the most frequent site of avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the hip becomes disrupted and a portion of the hip bone (femur) dies. AVN is sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN is seen with trauma when the blood supply is disrupted. Other times there is no clear reason for the…

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