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Weight Lifting, Bodybuilding and Joint Repair

May 07, 2013

 Weight Lifting, Bodybuilding and Joint Repair      Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   As we age are joints do jot heal and repair as efficiently as when we were younger. Weightlifting and bodybuilding can place excessive loads on the joints due to repetitive motion, heavy weight, lack of flexibility, improper form and not warming up properly. Avid weightlifters and bodybuilders who sustain joint injuries are hampered as often they find taking time off from training to heal properly may…

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Get Around Knee (Replacement) with Stem Cells

May 04, 2013

Get Around Knee (Replacement) with Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The frequency of total knee replacements remains on the rise. The numbers are staggering as the population continues to age, average weight increases and unhealthy lifestyles take a toll. Alternatives to knee surgery and knee joint replacement  such as Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are increasingly viewed as viable options. Regenerative Medicine strategies that incorporate Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and the use of stem cells in the treatment…

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The Pope had PRP Treatment

May 02, 2013

     The Pope had PRP Treatment Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl In the ever increasing list of celebrities that have undergone Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), The late Pope John Paul II has also received PRP for a chronic musculoskeletal problem. It is interesting to note that initially there was extensive church resistance to stem cell research, however the Catholic church has now shown acceptance for the use of adult stem cells to treat medical disorders. The use of adult…

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Shoulder Pain in a Patient’s Only Functional Arm, Treated With PRP and Stem Cells

May 01, 2013

     Shoulder Pain in a Patient’s Only Functional Arm, Treated With PRP and Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Shoulder pain is bad enough. Imagine if you only had one functional arm and that shoulder was going bad with arthritis. That is exactly the situation Dennis M. Lox, MD, faced. The patient had injured his dominant arm in a severe motorcycle accident, paralyzingly the nerve in the arm. This left him with only one functional arm, his…

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Tennis star Nadal withdraws from Australian Open

Apr 18, 2013

         Tennis star Nadal withdraws from Australian Open Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from The 2013 Australian Open. One of four tennis grand slam tournaments. Nadal who has missed half of the 2012 season due to ailing knee problems, has cited the need to recover from a stomach virus diagnosed in late December. Nadal a tennis superstar, an owner of 11 grand slam titles, is renowned for his aggressive unrelenting style, that has been attributed to his frequent knee complaints. Nadal…

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Your (Over) Weight and Your Knee

Apr 16, 2013

Your (Over) Weight and Your Knee Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, fl    I am often asked by patients what can be done for my arthritis? This is very prevalent in the knee. A glaring reality is that our society is overweight. The average American gains 10 pounds per decade. This translates to greater stress reactions on the weight bearing surface of the knee. The two bones which articulate to form the hinge knee joint are separated by cartilage and…

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New Cure for Baldness? Cytokines, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Same as Joint Therapy

Apr 16, 2013

New Cure for Baldness? Cytokines, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Same as Joint Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     Researchers have discovered that a cytokine Prostaglandin D2 might be the stimulus for balding. Researchers did not initially expect to see the association of inflammation and balding, however as more information is amassed as to the profound effects of inflammation on our bodies it is not completely a surprise. Specific PGD2 blockers are being developed. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has…

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Manning and Peterson Made the Pro Bowl After Sensational Injury Comebacks

Apr 10, 2013

Manning and Peterson Made the Pro Bowl After Sensational Injury Comebacks Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Professional football players, Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson have made the NFL Pro Bowl, following significant injuries last year where each underwent major surgery. Manning was out the entire 2011 season, with neck and back injuries that required several surgeries, as well as Stem Cell Therapy. Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, injured his left knee December 2011and underwent major surgery. Peterson and Manning…

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Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Apr 09, 2013

  Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is associated with wear and tear. Weight bearing joints such as the hip and knee are commonly affected. Osteoarthritis results in joint damage, which affects quality of life, functional ability and results in pain. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for a variety of orthopedic musculoskeletal problems. The…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Apr 09, 2013

    Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular necrosis is an ischemic change (loss of blood supply) that occurs in a portion of bone.  This may be traumatic or non-traumatic and may occur in multiple areas, mostly commonly affecting the hip, knee, shoulder, and wrist.  It tends to be most frequently occurring in middle-aged males 20 to 50 years of age and is often bilateral.  There has been an association with corticosteroids (cortisone) and…

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