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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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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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Failed Knee Meniscal Surgery in a Rodeo Star Treatment with Stem Cells

Aug 21, 2013

Failed  Knee Meniscal Surgery in a Rodeo Star Treatment with Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Most sports that are physical can injure the knee meniscus. Current standard treatments for athletes and non- athletes include surgical debridement of the knee meniscus. These may result in short term improvement in symptoms due to mechanical decompression of the knee joint. However, knee meniscal resection is not always successful. For the athlete with  a failed knee surgery, the impact on their…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Stem Cell Therapy

Aug 16, 2013

  Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg, and Clearwater, Fl Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders have seen an interest in stem cell therapy. Simple reason. Stem cells are immunomodulatory cells. That means that can help regulate the immune system as well as provide an anti-inflammatory effect. Current biological therapy medications that work by suppressing various cytokines TNF-a, IL-1B or IL-6 are helpful to some patients but are unkind to others exerting serious side effects.…

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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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Dr. Dennis Lox discusses Stem Cells with World Experts in Palm Springs,California

Aug 08, 2013

Dennis M. Lox, MD, discusses Stem Cells with World Experts in Palm Springs,California  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl       Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a leading Stem Cell Authority presented and discussed his findings with Medical Doctors in Palm Springs, California over the weekend. Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Regenerative and Sports Medicine Physician, in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, discussed Multiple topics including athletic injuries of professional athletes, weekend warriors, and the theory of arthritis prevention and halting progression…

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Chondrolysis: When Your Joint Won’t Stop Breaking Down Consider Stem Cells

Jul 25, 2013

Chondrolysis: When Your Joint Won’t Stop Breaking Down Consider Stem Cells  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Chondrolysis has been associated with shoulder arthroscopies that utilizes pain pumps afterwards with local anesthetics such as Marcaine (Bupivacaine) or Xylocaine (Lidocaine). It may have an increased risk when epinephrine is used in the pump. Chondrolysis is basically a severe shoulder arthritis that just keep wearing down until their is no cartilage left. These post arthroscopy pain anesthetic pumps have been taken…

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Dr Dennis Lox Presents Findings On Knee Osteoarthritis With Stem Cell Therapy

Jul 17, 2013

Dennis M. Lox, MD, Presents Findings On Knee  Osteoarthritis With Stem Cell Therapy  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl At the International Cartilage Repair Society Meeting in Izmir Turkey, September 2013, Dennis M. Lox, MD, will present his work on functional outcomes in patients with Knee Osteoarthritis that were treated with Stem Cell Therapy. Dr. Lox has been participating at various scientific meetings in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy for several years combining his love for travel and adventure,…

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Autoimmune Disorders and Stem Cells

Jul 12, 2013

Autoimmune Disorders and Stem Cells    Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Autoimmune disorders, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Chrohn’s disorder and the Seronegative Spondyloarthopathies like ankylosing spondylitis don’t get much mainstream attention from the press as their more common counterparts osteoarthritis. However, Regenerative Medicine is actively pursuing autoimmune disorders with stem cell treatments. The treatment of extremity complaints such as knee, shoulder, hip and wrist pain is not even close to the occurrence of low back pain says…

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Shoulder Stem Cells: What You Did to My Shoulder was Phenomenal

Jul 11, 2013

Shoulder Stem Cells: What You Did to My Shoulder was Phenomenal Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Rarely to you get a comment from a patient that truly resonates with you. This one did. “My rotator cuff was literally ripped off the bone and you fixed it with stem cells it was truly amazing.”  Actually the bicep tendon and Supraspinatus tendon were injured in a weight lifting injury and through the use of regenerative procedures like stem cell therapy…

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