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TREATING A DOCTOR WITH FAILED KNEE MENISCAL SURGERY WITH STEM CELLS

Jun 18, 2013

TREATING A DOCTOR WITH FAILED KNEE MENISCAL SURGERY WITH STEM CELLS Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Someone who continues to have knee pain after knee meniscal surgery is generally unhappy. Make it an athlete and it makes matters worse. Throw in the patient is also a Doctor, and he is an unhappy Doctor. So, how does an athlete Doctor who is unhappy with a failed knee meniscal surgery, get happy again? This particular Doctor sought out the care…

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Knee Pain: ACL, Meniscal Tears, and Collateral Ligament Injuries (The Terrible Triad)

Jun 17, 2013

Knee Pain: ACL, Meniscal Tears, and Collateral Ligament Injuries (The Terrible Triad)  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     The terrible triad as it is known. An injury the disrupts the ACL, medial meniscus, and medial collateral ligament. It can have a profound impact on many patients lives as well as athletic careers. Many professional athletes have suffered the career derailing event of the terrible triad injury. The ACL or anterior cruciate, maintains stability in a forward plane. The…

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Elbow Pain: Golfers Elbow the role of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Jun 16, 2013

 Elbow Pain: Golfers Elbow the role of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Golfer elbow or medial epicondylitis, is a chronic tendonitis of the inside of the elbow (medial aspect). The medial epicondyle, is the insertion point for the wrist flexors. This group of muscles crosses the wrist with it’s origin on the elbow. The function of this muscle group is to flex or curl the wrist. Overuse and repetitive trauma result in chronic tendonitis…

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WHEN CHRONIC KNEE PAIN ADDS UP TO OCHO

Jun 14, 2013

WHEN CHRONIC KNEE PAIN ADDS UP TO OCHO (8)  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   Tennis star Rafael Nadal completed his comeback journey from a 7 month sabbatical due to persistent left knee pain, by winning his 8th French Open title. That is more slams than any other man in the open era. He also moved past legends Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg for 12 total slams. Nadal has been riddled with knee pain for years, and since after…

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PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) IN AN ELITE ATHLETE WITH KNEE PAIN

Jun 13, 2013

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) IN AN ELITE ATHLETE WITH KNEE PAIN  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has seen a surge in popularity, as the result of prominent high profile athletes, such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Rafael Nadal have turned to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for their knee pain. Recently Peyton Manning has made press for his Stem Cell Therapy. Other professional athletes have turned to PRP and Stem Cell Therapy…

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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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Hip Arthritis: Can Stem Cells Help?

Jun 09, 2013

Hip Arthritis: Can Stem Cells Help?  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Hip arthritis is a vague term. It is generally used for degenerative or osteoarthritis, and is thought to be progressive and irreversible. Regenerative Medicine procedures such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), are trying to reverse this paradigm. Regenerative Medicine deals with repair and healing tissue. A subset of Regenerative Medicine is Tissue Engineering. Both aspects of the regenerative field have made amazing advances…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee in a Soccer Player

Jun 08, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee in a Soccer Player Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl       Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is difficult at best for most patients, for competitive athletes it may be career ending. Athletes with Avascular Necrosis (AVN) must have a stable joint that is not collapsing, and withstand the stress of athletic participation. The knee is under great stress in soccer. A concern with AVN is also secondary degenerative arthritis that results from decay of…

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Stem Cells for Joint Therapy, Safer than Knee Surgery?

Jun 07, 2013

Stem Cells for Joint Therapy, Safer than Knee Surgery? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     Stem Cell Therapy for joint pain, inflammation, injury, and repair has been involved in multiple clinical trials worldwide. In the United States trials for knee arthritis and back pain with degenerative disc disease have undergone safety trials and phase studies for effectiveness. The safety profile for stem cell therapy in joints has been proven. Adverse effects are not seen as related to the…

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When Your Neck is Screwed, Sometimes it’s a Real Pain

Jun 05, 2013

   When Your Neck is Screwed, Sometimes it’s a Real Pain  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl When you have neck (cervical) surgery, sometimes the surgeon elects to use instrumentation with plates and screws for fusion. It is not always successful, and sometimes it may be a real pain in the neck. Regenerative Medicine procedures such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cell Therapy, and Biologics may have a role in alleviating pain that persists in the neck. Sometimes with…

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