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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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The Pope had PRP Treatment

May 02, 2013

     The Pope had PRP Treatment Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl In the ever increasing list of celebrities that have undergone Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), The late Pope John Paul II has also received PRP for a chronic musculoskeletal problem. It is interesting to note that initially there was extensive church resistance to stem cell research, however the Catholic church has now shown acceptance for the use of adult stem cells to treat medical disorders. The use of adult…

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Shoulder Pain in a Patient’s Only Functional Arm, Treated With PRP and Stem Cells

May 01, 2013

     Shoulder Pain in a Patient’s Only Functional Arm, Treated With PRP and Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Shoulder pain is bad enough. Imagine if you only had one functional arm and that shoulder was going bad with arthritis. That is exactly the situation Dennis M. Lox, MD, faced. The patient had injured his dominant arm in a severe motorcycle accident, paralyzingly the nerve in the arm. This left him with only one functional arm, his…

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Stem Cell Therapy: Knee Joints and Horse Sense

Apr 24, 2013

Stem Cell Therapy: Knee Joints and Horse Sense Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Tampa, Fl A recent study by veterinary researchers, found that when different tissue horse stem cells are grown in a lab they are identical. The stem cells are equally distributed over a collagen scaffold by a special device known as a perfusion bioreactor, the stem cells are then grown to differentiate into bone or cartilage. The researchers found that both bone marrow and adipose stem cells that were…

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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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Tennis star Nadal withdraws from Australian Open

Apr 18, 2013

         Tennis star Nadal withdraws from Australian Open Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from The 2013 Australian Open. One of four tennis grand slam tournaments. Nadal who has missed half of the 2012 season due to ailing knee problems, has cited the need to recover from a stomach virus diagnosed in late December. Nadal a tennis superstar, an owner of 11 grand slam titles, is renowned for his aggressive unrelenting style, that has been attributed to his frequent knee complaints. Nadal…

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Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Apr 09, 2013

  Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is associated with wear and tear. Weight bearing joints such as the hip and knee are commonly affected. Osteoarthritis results in joint damage, which affects quality of life, functional ability and results in pain. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for a variety of orthopedic musculoskeletal problems. The…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Apr 09, 2013

    Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular necrosis is an ischemic change (loss of blood supply) that occurs in a portion of bone.  This may be traumatic or non-traumatic and may occur in multiple areas, mostly commonly affecting the hip, knee, shoulder, and wrist.  It tends to be most frequently occurring in middle-aged males 20 to 50 years of age and is often bilateral.  There has been an association with corticosteroids (cortisone) and…

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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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Sulfuric Acid Burns treated with Stem Cells

Apr 09, 2013

Sulfuric Acid Burns treated with Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Russian Bolshoi ballet artistic director Sergei Filin was attacked on January 17, in which sulfuric acid was flung in his face. Russian doctors used umbilical cord stem cells to assist in the healing of his eyes and are optimistic his sight will be saved. He will continue with the stem cell treatment. Stem cells are finding many new applications for modern medicine. Multiple trials with blindness…

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