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Both Knees Replaced Now What?

Jun 04, 2013

Both Knees Replaced Now What?  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Most individuals would rather avoid knee replacement. It is fairly common that both knees have extensive arthritis at the same time.  Some patients opt for both knees to be replaced at the same time. This has pros and cons, and definitely is more difficult in the short run. There are times when  both knees are replaced successfully, as well as one knee followed by the other. What about when…

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Avoiding Hip Replacement? Regenerative Therapy: Stem Cells

May 29, 2013

Avoiding Hip Replacement? Regenerative Therapy: Stem Cells   Many Musicians who perform live have had hip ailments. Rumor has it Prince needs double hip replacement surgery, but after conversion to Jehovah’s Witness he wishes to avoid the blood associated hip surgery. Another musician who struggled with hip pain Steve Perry, of Journey fame, ultimately had the hip replacement procedure. Perry was afflicted with hip problems at an earlier age, and it affected planned concert tours leading to his departure from…

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Knee Stem Cells

May 28, 2013

Knee Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Stem Cell Therapy for knee disorders are becoming more common. A year long trial in the United Kingdom focused on mixing stem cells in a lab with cartilage cells, then re-injected the cells back into damaged knees. This stem cell therapy is hoped to be an alternative to knee joint replacement. Australia and the United States have ongoing clinical trials with stem cells for knee osteoarthritis. These trials have focused on…

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Hip Arthroscopy Complications Much Higher Than Thought, a Case for PRP and Stem Cells?

May 27, 2013

Hip Arthroscopy Complications Much Higher Than Thought, a Case for PRP and Stem Cells?   Tampa, Saint Petersburg snd Clearwater, FL Hip arthroscopic surgery is increasing in surgery centers and hospitals. Conservative treatment alternatives such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are becoming more aware to athletes with sports injuries as well as the patients with chronic hip pain and arthritis complaints. Hip arthroscopy has recently seen a surge in the procedures performed in the United States.…

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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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TAMPA BAY FLORIDA DOCTOR DISCUSSES CHRONIC WRIST PAIN

Apr 30, 2013

     TAMPA BAY FLORIDA DOCTOR DISCUSSES CHRONIC WRIST PAIN, TFCC TEARS, AVN, REGENERATIVE THERAPY, PRP AND STEM CELL THERAPY Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Chronic wrist disorders are troubling for the patient whether it is their dominant hand or not. New horizons are focusing on regenerative therapies, biologics, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy for restorative and tissue repair effects. Wrist pain that fails to improve with conservative management may be the result of osteoarthritis, ligamentous injury,…

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Your (Over) Weight and Your Knee

Apr 16, 2013

Your (Over) Weight and Your Knee Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, fl    I am often asked by patients what can be done for my arthritis? This is very prevalent in the knee. A glaring reality is that our society is overweight. The average American gains 10 pounds per decade. This translates to greater stress reactions on the weight bearing surface of the knee. The two bones which articulate to form the hinge knee joint are separated by cartilage and…

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Bicep Tear in a Weightlifter: Treating Shoulder Pain with PRP

Apr 09, 2013

Bicep Tear in a Weightlifter: Treating Shoulder Pain with PRP       Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL       Shoulder pain can be problematic for weightlifters and bodybuilders. Regenerative therapies focus on repair of injured tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a regenerative procedure that may be used to treat shoulder ailments. Commonly injured shoulder regions in the weightlifter are the rotator cuff and the bicep tendon. Dr. Lox has successfully treated both rotator cuff problems and bicep tendon injuries with…

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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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Stem Cell Research: Capabilities Human Cloning?

Apr 06, 2013

Stem Cell Research: Capabilities Human Cloning? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl As stem cell research as expanded a look back at Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine recipient, Dr. John Gurdon’s work. Gurdon first worked with frogs and then in 1996, Gurdon and reseachers cloned Dolly the sheep. Gurdon originally felt humans were 50 years away.  Gurdon a scientist at Cambridge often queries when he lectures on the subject to his audience, would it be appropriate for a couple who…

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