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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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Hip AVN may be bilateral (both hips) or may occur in the hip and knee.

Jun 25, 2013

HIP AVN AND STEM CELLS Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip is the most frequent site of avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the hip becomes disrupted and a portion of the hip bone (femur) dies. AVN is sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN is seen with trauma when the blood supply is disrupted. Other times there is no clear reason for the…

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TREATING A KNEE MENISCAL TEAR WITH STEM CELLS

Jun 22, 2013

 TREATING A KNEE MENISCAL TEAR WITH STEM CELLS     The treatment of patients who failed to improve with knee meniscal surgery with Stem Cell Therapy is becoming more common. Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Regenerative and Sports Medicine physician explains the stem cell treatment procedure for knee meniscal tears. The knee is a complex joint. The meniscus functions as a shock absorber and gliding mechanisms for the knee bones. When the knee meniscus is torn, it is not as…

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STRONGMAN (WEIGHTLIFTER) KNEE PAIN IMPROVES WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)

Jun 19, 2013

STRONGMAN (WEIGHTLIFTER) KNEE PAIN IMPROVES WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl        Knee pain is tough on athletes. Bodybuilding, weightlifting and in particular strongman competition, places undue stress on the knee. Strongman competition includes awkward positions and lifts such as hoisting up tractor tires and cars. A bad knee, whether it is a meniscal tear, patellar tendonitis, bursitis, or early degeneration from arthritis, is often unhappy with heavy weights and repetitive weightlifting. A strongman…

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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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AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) OR OSTEONECROSIS OF THE HIP AND STEM CELL THERAPY

Jun 11, 2013

AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) OR OSTEONECROSIS OF THE HIP AND STEM CELL THERAPY        Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Treatment of hip pain with avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis, is complicated. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as aseptic necrosis, ischemic necrosis or bone infarction. AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone has been impaired. This renders the bone avascular (ischemic) and without oxygen and nutrients. The bone subsequently dies in the region without blood supply.…

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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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Wrist Pain that Fails to Heal, Treatment with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

Jun 06, 2013

Wrist Pain that Fails to Heal, Treatment with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Wrist pain sometimes does not respond to conservative treatment. There are many potential causes. Arthritis, ligament injury, nerve injuries, and even Avascular Necrosis (AVN). Regenerative therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy may be considered in these cases. Degenerative or osteoarthritis may occur in the wrist and entire hand. Isolated or predominate arthritis of the wrist…

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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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