Tampa Stem Cell Doctor Lox Treats Knee OA
Dennis M. Lox, MD, treats knee injuries and osteoarthritis (OA) with stem cells, as many patients in the Tampa Bay metro area are looking for alternatives to surgery, Dr. Lox became the first in the Tampa Bay Area to offer stem cell treatments for the knee and other joints.
Dr. Lox has been performing stem cell therapy for several years and has vast experience in treating a diverse array of problems affecting the knee and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Whether it’s a weekend warrior with a knee injury or a professional athlete, Dr. Lox has treated these types of cases. Meniscal tears, osteochondral defects, ACL injuries, osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis (AVN), and failed knee surgery all have been treated with stem cell therapy.
Stem cells are precursor cells which may differentiate into other cells that compose cartilage, bone, and muscle. Stem cells are also very effective at controlling inflammation and immune regulation.
These functions make the stem cell are the very effective worker in repair and healing. The problem with adults is they have very few stem cells in their joints, and the majority of the joint is lacking a blood supply, wherefore nutrients and healing cells cannot access these areas readily.
By directly placing the patient’s own stem cells into injured areas or arthritic joints the cells may assist in repair. It becomes helping the area to attempt to heal itself.
About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.