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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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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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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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CYCLING and NECK PAIN: PRP and STEM CELLS

Jun 24, 2013

CYCLING and NECK PAIN: PRP and STEM CELLS  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Cycling places strain on many parts of the body. When neck pain occurs from acute trauma such as whiplash or even degenerative arthritis, it may impair the ability to cycle long distances. , Most avid cyclists train for long rides. Road bikes can alter neck positions and aggravate cervical problems. If neck pain does not resolve with conservative measures, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem…

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Ankle arthritis improved after PRP treatment

Jun 20, 2013

Ankle arthritis improved after PRP treatment  Tampa Saint petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A patient suffering from chronic ankle pain and arthritis years after a traumatic fracture and surgery, turns to Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) therapy to ease pain. Following years of pain with ineffective treatments including surgery, a patient has turned to regenerative medicine treatment with PRP to alleviate the nagging pain. Surgery with hardware, therapy, and numerous medications did not alter the pain. In fact, it progressed with time as the…

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STRONGMAN (WEIGHTLIFTER) KNEE PAIN IMPROVES WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)

Jun 19, 2013

STRONGMAN (WEIGHTLIFTER) KNEE PAIN IMPROVES WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl        Knee pain is tough on athletes. Bodybuilding, weightlifting and in particular strongman competition, places undue stress on the knee. Strongman competition includes awkward positions and lifts such as hoisting up tractor tires and cars. A bad knee, whether it is a meniscal tear, patellar tendonitis, bursitis, or early degeneration from arthritis, is often unhappy with heavy weights and repetitive weightlifting. A strongman…

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