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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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College Basketball Player with early Hip Arthritis treated with PRP

Apr 09, 2013

College Basketball Player with early Hip Arthritis treated with PRP Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, fl   A 21 year old college basketball player was found to have early degenerative hip arthritis. His participation in basketball games was affected due to pain and progressive difficulty running.  He failed to improve with conservative treatment with the trainer, physical therapist, and conservative medication management. He sought Dr. Lox’s help for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. He did not wish to have arthroscopic…

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Chronic Low Back Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Healed with PRP

Apr 03, 2013

      Chronic Low Back Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Healed with PRP Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL        Chronic low back pain afflicts a large segment of the population. It is estimated that it ranks second only behind the common cold as a health care problem, yet it exerts a much greater toll on society from health care expenditures and pain and debility. When chronic low back pain occurs in patents suffering from the systemic effects of rheumatoid arthritis and…

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Professional Football: Knee Meniscal Tears, Surgery, and Stem Cells

Apr 02, 2013

Professional Football: Knee Meniscal Tears, Surgery, and Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Professional football is of course a grueling sport. Injury reports are part of the landscape. Knee injuries are common. Regenerative Medicine has arrived and the ability to incorporate procedures such as Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy into the treatment and rehabilitation of professional football players who have sustained a torn knee meniscus has provided a useful treatment outlet. Meniscal tears have a variety of…

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Hip and Knee Arthritis at the Same Time: PRP or Stem Cells?

Apr 02, 2013

Hip and Knee Arthritis at the Same Time: PRP or Stem Cells? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater fl       Osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis is a common malady of aging, and as such can afflict multiple joints. Unfortunately this may involve the same limb. For bio-mechanical and obviously painful reasons this dual osteoarthritic problem involving both the hip and knee of the same limb poses treatment dilemmas. Often one leads to aggravation of the other. Limping or an antalgic gait leads…

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Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP

Apr 02, 2013

Chronic Elbow Pain Responds to PRP Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A large randomized clinical study looking at the affects of using Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) in tennis elbow found that PRP was more effective than dry needling of this chronic elbow problem. The results were recently revealed and supports the long supported view in users of Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) as an effective treatment modality for this type of elbow pain. Chronic tendon problems often fail to respond quickly to conservative measures…

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Skiing with Knee Pain: Regenerative Medicine, PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

Apr 02, 2013

     Skiing with Knee Pain: Regenerative Medicine PRP and Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Knee pain is a frequent adverse consequence of skiing. Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) have been incorporated into the rehabilitation of skiing injuries. Many elite skiers have sustained significant injuries with some unable to return to prior competitive levels. Regenerative Medicine has evolved into a rapidly expanding field that has been applied to musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Athletes…

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Sacroiliac Low Back Pain and PRP

Mar 26, 2013

  Sacroiliac Low Back Pain and PRP Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater Fl There was a time when a large number of physicians did not believe the sacroiliac joint was a pain producing joint. Some still find it controversial, however their numbers have dwindled in recent years as many have improved with sacroiliac treatments. Surgical procedures are never far behind, and now surgical fixation devices are ever-increasingly being promoted. As with most spine surgery for low back pain complications and…

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