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Get Around Knee (Replacement) with Stem Cells

May 04, 2013

Get Around Knee (Replacement) with Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl The frequency of total knee replacements remains on the rise. The numbers are staggering as the population continues to age, average weight increases and unhealthy lifestyles take a toll. Alternatives to knee surgery and knee joint replacement  such as Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are increasingly viewed as viable options. Regenerative Medicine strategies that incorporate Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and the use of stem cells in the treatment…

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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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Can Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) be used for all Joints?

Mar 26, 2013

Can Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) be used for all Joints? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater Fl Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) is a Regenerative Medicine therapy that utilizes the body’s own natural repair mechanisms to create a healing response. Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) has been used in various applications of medicine for some time, however it is the burgeoning high profile use by elite athletes that has propelled it’s use into mainstream medicine and it’s popularity in the press. Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) uses the patients own blood and…

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Chronic Pain in the Hip: Alternative Repair Strategies

Mar 26, 2013

  Chronic Pain in the Hip: Alternative Repair Strategies Tampa, Saint Petersburg amd Clearwater, FL Chronic hip pain is a frequent compliant. It may be the result of athletic injuries, overuse, wear and tear arthritis, or may signal a more complicated ailment such as avascular necrosis. Prompt attention may avert a more progressive problem such as arthritis. A thorough history, physical examination, and when indicated appropriate diagnostic testing such as x-rays and MRI’s may elucidate the causative etiology of the hip…

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Hip Bursitis

Mar 22, 2013

Bursitis of the Hip is a Common Condition Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater,Fl Bursitis of the hip is a common condition that is found in people with degenerative arthritis, athletic injuries, and overuse.  The bursa is a small sac that normally contains just a small amount of fluid overlying the hip joint.  In the hip, there is a large bony protuberance known as the greater trochanter.  Overlying this, a large bursal sac known as the greater trochanter bursa overlies it. …

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