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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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Knee Stem Cells versus Total Knee Replacement

Jul 10, 2013

Knee Stem Cells versus Total Knee Replacement Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL       A lot patients inquire about alternatives to knee joint replacement. Some wish to just not have the surgery. Others have medical reasons that cannot undergo knee replacement. Some are too young and cannot afford to have their knee fused as they age. Others are athletes who wish to keep up their sport for as long as they can. Whatever the case, more patients are…

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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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“I Wished My Knee x-rays Looked like that”……”Those Are Your x-rays”

Jul 05, 2013

“I Wished My Knee x-rays Looked like that”……”Those Are Your x-rays”  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     What started as an odd dialogue. Became quite compelling. Translation. The patient has been in many doctors offices, and had pick up a few things in his journeys. He was good enough to glance at an x-ray and realize that the x-ray film had space between the knee bone, and he was told his own  knee was bone on bone.       There…

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KNEE PAIN: ACL AND MENISCAL TEAR IN A SKIER TREATED WITH STEM CELLS

Jul 02, 2013

KNEE PAIN: ACL AND MENISCAL TEAR IN A SKIER TREATED WITH STEM CELLS  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Can you make it back on the mountain after a serious wipeout without surgery? That is the question confronting Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy. Surgery has been the staple for  reconstructing the knee after a bad ski injury, just ask Lindsey Vonn and a host of others elite skiers. Even snowboarder Shaun White had knee surgery. Now Platelet Rich Plasma…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment

Jun 29, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   Avascular necrosis of the talus occurs when the ankle bone or the talus develops necrosis as the result of a disruption of the blood supply to the bone. The term avascular refers to loss of blood supply, and the term necrosis, refers to bone cell death as a result of the lost blood supply. Other terms for avascular necrosis (AVN) include osteonecrosis,…

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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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