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Treating Knee Osteoarthritis With Stem Cells

Oct 11, 2013

Treating Knee Osteoarthritis With Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The average discussion between a patient and their orthopedics surgeon typically goes along these lines: “…come back and see me when it's bad enough, and we will replace your knee joint.” This happens all too often. Some patients, frustrated with this kind of advice and suggested course of treatment, seek alternative measures for themselves. Regenerative medicine options, including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy, offer an…

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Athletes Who Choose Stem Cells To Heal

Oct 04, 2013

Athletes Who Choose Stem Cells To Heal Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Why are athletes and many others choosing stem cells as an alternative to Surgery? Simple. Regenerative Medicine has the capacity to speed recovery times from injury, prevent further joint trauma and thus theoretically prevent degenerative arthritis. Preventing degenerative arthritis may prolong an athletes career or extend the recreational athlete into competing for many more years. Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports and Regenerative Specialist, has treated many…

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Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells

Sep 27, 2013

Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Ischemic necrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone is disrupted, and then the bone dies or becomes necrotic. This may result from trauma such as a sports injury or medical disorders. Avascular necrosis (AVN) can occur in most any joint, but is more commonly seen in the hips, shoulders, and knees. AVN may be seen in medical conditions…

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When your Hip is in Need of Stem Cells

Sep 17, 2013

When your Hip is in Need of Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Hip osteoarthritis is a common malady. Pain, debility and suffering is common. All too often surgery is recommended. Total hip replacement is often recommended. Often, patients desire an alternative to surgery, especially total hip replacement. Today is the dawn of regenerative medicine. Procedures such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are becoming more common alternatives to hip surgery. Research is readily available.…

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Stem Cells in Soccer Player

Aug 15, 2013

   Teenage soccer player under goes stem cell treatment I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old. I have played with many different club teams and in different leagues and I hoped to play in college or professionally in the future. However, in December 2012, I was told that I had Avascular Necrosis of the navicular bone. I’m not sure how it happened but I went to 5 different doctors to treat my ankle. The first four…

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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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TREATING A FAILED KNEE MENISCAL SURGERY WITH STEM CELLS

Jun 12, 2013

TREATING A FAILED KNEE MENISCAL SURGERY WITH STEM CELLS  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Knee pain is tough. Having surgery to fix the knee pain only to not improve, or worse yet get worse, can be a nightmare. Stem cell Therapy for the treatment of failed knee meniscal surgery is becoming more common. Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports Medicine and Regenerative physician has treated many patients with failed knee meniscal surgery with Stem Cell Therapy. Dr. Lox…

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T Regulatory Cells and Stem Cell Therapy: The T Rex of Helper Cells

May 10, 2013

T Regulatory Cells and Stem Cell Therapy: The T Rex of Helper Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Wouldn’t a giant of a cell that heals injuries be nice? Well our body possesses such creatures. They are called regulatory cells. In the stem cell world, they serve a giant function, they assist in repair pathways by secreting repair chemicals known as cytokines or interleukins. The body’s cells communicates with each other by signaling molecules. These signaling molecules or cytokines…

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Stem Cells for Your Brain? Skin Therapy not so fast for your Knee

Apr 24, 2013

Stem Cells for Your Brain? Skin Therapy not so fast for your Knee Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The magazine Popular Science ran on it’s cover Stem Cells for All. The issue predicted stem cell breakthroughs for 2013. The article based this assertion on an earlier announced  study that transformed skin cells into neurons. The ability to turn abundant skin cells into another tissue is a energized topic as, this total or totipotent ability is what embryonic stem cells…

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Stem Cells Natures Basic Joint Building Block (Rebuilding)

Apr 06, 2013

Stem Cells Natures Basic Joint Building Block (Rebuilding)     Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     This cartoon revealed snowmen receiving their stem cells (snow). The point should not be lost. Stem cells are repair cells. They function to promote healing and restore tissue to a normal state.  Stem cells are inherent for our bodies ability to repair from injury and to protect the surrounding environment for the cell, known as the cell niche. This is extremely important for musculoskeletal joint…

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