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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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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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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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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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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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Women Have Less Knee Cartilage

Mar 22, 2013

Women Have Less Knee Cartilage Can PRP and Stem Cells Help? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater A study looking at the amount of knee cartilage volume on MRI scans reflects what may be obvious in that men have significantly larger knee cartilage volume than women.  She was found to be independent of body and bone size.  The exact implications for these findings have not been thoroughly evaluated.  However, women who are overweight have potentially larger increased incidence of having the…

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