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Athlete with Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tear 2 Years Later

Nov 10, 2014

An athlete with Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tear 2 Years Later, a multi-sport athlete with a rotator cuff (supraspinatus) tear began experiencing progressive shoulder pain. Eager to avoid surgery, her research led her to Stem Cell Therapy and to Dennis M. Lox, MD,, several states away. As with most competitive athletes, small obstacles like geographic distance did not alter her resolve. She consulted Dr. Lox and underwent Stem Cell Therapy to her injured shoulder with the rotator cuff…

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Tennis Player with Rotator Cuff Tear: To Operate or Stem Cells?

Apr 23, 2014

Tennis Player with Rotator Cuff Tear: To Operate or Stem Cells? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Dennis M. Lox, MD, is a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert. He has treated his share of Tennis players with shoulder problems. The most frequent complaints are supraspinatus tears – also known as a rotator cuff tear (one of the 4 rotator cuff tendons), impingement syndrome, and glenoid Labrum tears. All difficult surgeries, each very painful with lengthy recoveries. Not good options at…

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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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Shoulder Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Stem Cells

May 31, 2013

Shoulder Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Stem Cells  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater,FL Avascular necrosis (AVN) has many synonyms. Osteonecrosis, ischemic necrosis,  aseptic necrosis, bone infarction all refer to the same process. Avascular necrosis (AVN), refers to a condition in which the blood supply (vasculature) becomes disrupted and the region of bone that is supplied with that blood dies (necrosis). The terms osteo refers to bone and necrosis means cell death Thus, the term osteonecrosis. Ischemic and avascular both refer to…

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Ankle and Knee Injuries Hamper Tennis Stars

May 25, 2013

Ankle and Knee Injuries Hamper Tennis Stars Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Tennis is a demanding sport and joint and muscle problems are frequent complaints. Tennis star Novak Djokovic is hampered by an ankle injury that a recent MRI found without structural problems. Rafael Nadal has seen his share of knee problems. He has reportedly been diagnosed with a partially torn patellar tendon in his knee, and missed most of last season due to his knee. Nadal has also…

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Supraspinatus Tendon Tear: Shoulder Pain Treated with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

Apr 13, 2013

Supraspinatus Tendon Tear: Shoulder Pain Treated with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are being used for a variety of shoulder problems. The rotator cuff is one of these shoulder problems that these regenerative therapies is used to treat by Dennis M. Lox, MD,. The rotator cuff is actually the tendinous insertion of 4 muscles muscles forming “a cuff” to protect the shoulder joint. One of these…

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A new study compares the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in shoulder rotator cuff disease

Mar 22, 2013

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Disease Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Help? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A recent study examined the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) compared to dry needling as a treatment for rotator cuff disease.  The PRP and dry needling were both found to have a beneficial effect on supraspinatus injury.  The supraspinatus is one of the four rotator cuff muscles that is the prime initial mover of shoulder elevation or abduction.  Of interesting note was that the patients that…

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