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Patient From Poland

Mar 01, 2014

Patient From Poland Consults Dennis M. Lox, MD, For Knee Stem Cells. Sometimes patients directly communicate with the doctor in an office setting. In the new age of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy, patients desire information quickly, and reach out from afar for information. This has included initial trans-Atlantic  queries from Europe to the United States as Dr. Lox has been consulted. A patient from Poland requested his records be sent to Dr. Lox for review. Then a phone…

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Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis

Feb 28, 2014

Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Occurs Without a Known Cause . Sometimes AVN (Avascular Necrosis) can be linked to trauma or excessive corticosteroid use, however in idiopathic Avascular Necrosis the reason is elusive. Avascular necrosis has been referred to as ischemic necrosis, aseptic necrosis, osteonecrosis, bone infarction, and bone infraction. All terms meant to describe a condition in which the blood supply to the bone has been disrupted and bone cell death (necrosis)occurs. As the etiology of idiopathic Avascular Necrosis remains elusive,…

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Dr. Dennis Lox Vetted For European Stem Cell Patient

Feb 26, 2014

Dennis M. Lox, MD, Vetted For European Stem Cell Patient Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, was recently vetted by a concierge service that provides services to affluent European clients. The client was desiring to find a physician experienced in stem cell therapy, as he had recently had knee surgery and actually had gotten worse. The process was directed towards understanding how stem cells might aid in this patient’s…

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Trauma Accelerates Arthritis, Is Surgery a Form of Trauma?

Feb 04, 2014

Trauma Accelerates Arthritis, Is Surgery a Form of Trauma? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Trauma has long been known to be a risk factor for the development of arthritis later in life. This has been well documented in the animal experimental model. Knee surgery has a long history of evolution as it became well documented the effects of open knee surgery and complete meniscetomy  accelerated arthritis decades ago. More recently, many studies looking into even arthroscopic partial knee meniscetomy…

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Hip and Knee Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Jan 31, 2014

Hip and Knee Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular necrosis, often referred to as osteonecrosis, is a disorder in which the blood supply to the bone is disrupted – leading to the area of bone that is without blood supply becomes necrotic or die. Avascular necrosis (AVN) may result from various causes. Trauma is a leading cause. Various other systemic causes for AVN exist. These include high doses of corticosteroids (cortisone), autoimmune disorders (Rheumatoid Arthritis and…

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Dr. Dennis Lox consulted

Jan 30, 2014

Dennis M. Lox, MD, consulted for Knee Stem Cells from Malaysia Dennis M. Lox, MD, consulted for Knee Stem Cells from Malaysia. Dr. Lox is frequently consulted for a variety of knee disorders. Often it is for alternatives to knee surgery. This case was a football player from Malaysia, who injured his knee meniscus, failed to improve, and was recommended for a second knee meniscal surgery. The second procedure was for the same condition, a lateral meniscal tear. Lateral meniscal…

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Arthroscopy or Stem Cells for Hip Pain?

Jan 23, 2014

Arthroscopy or Stem Cells for Hip Pain? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Arthroscopy for Labral tears of the hip has increased in recent years. In the past these were treated with surgery now it is becoming increasingly more frequent. Especially in athletes. There are many problems with treating these hip Labral tears. MRIs may be misleading with false positives. Some are advocating MRI- arthrography or MRA as more sensitive. There is an MRI available today that has contrast injected…

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Knee Pain That Won’t Go Away

Jan 20, 2014

Knee Pain That Won’t Go Away: Options for PRP and Stem Cells. When someone has knee pain that won’t go away, there may be alternatives to surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are Regenerative Medicine therapies that are emerging as alternatives to surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a blood spinning (actually a centrifugation and separation) method to concentrate the blood platelets. The platelets in blood release growth factors that aid in healing. The problem with the…

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Stem Cell Therapy Offers Hope for Patients with Autoimmune Disorders

Jan 16, 2014

Patients with Autoimmune Disorders May Find help with Stem Cells   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Clinical studies focusing on autoimmune disorders are increasingly becoming more common. Several companies have developed allogenic (other people’s stem cells) to show safety for autoimmune disorders. Graft versus host disease is a deadly disorder often occurring in children who receive bone marrow transplants. Several studies have shown safety in initial trials. The more common autoimmune disorders like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Lupus…

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After Neck Surgery and Stem Cells, Peyton Manning Shines

Jan 15, 2014

After Neck Surgery and Stem Cells, Peyton Manning Shines Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Peyton Manning, considered already one of the greatest NFL Quarterbacks of all time, has done the seemingly impossible at what many consider the twilight of his career by breaking the biggest single season records in the history of the NFL. At age 37, when most Quarterbacks are retired, Manning has upped his game. Breaking the single season record for most touchdown passes (55), most yardage…

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