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Tennis Player with Knee Pain Treated

Aug 18, 2014

Tennis Player with Knee Pain Treated with Platelet Rich Plasma.


When a Tennis Player gets knee pain it can be a real problem, especially when in competition. Just ask the World Number 1 Tennis player Rafael Nadal.

A competition Tennis player began having nagging knee pain that was hampering his ability to perform, enough so he was losing matches because of it. He consulted with Dennis M. Lox, MD, and it was agreed that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) was a good option. He had several tournaments looming around the corner and losses would affect his ranking. The PRP injection into his affected knee was performed. 2 weeks later he was greatly improved and resumed his Tennis play.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a Regenerative Medicine technique in which the patient’s own blood is concentrated and the platelets are separated. The platelets release growth factors which can aid in the healing process. Many elite professional athletes from Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Tennis World Number 1 Rafael Nadal have utilized.

Dennis M. Lox, MD, is a Regenerative Medicine specialist who focuses on the way new therapies can be utilized to more effectively treat Knee disorders that were previously thought to be untreatable. The field of Regenerative Medicine provides cutting-edge treatment options for problems that were offered little hope in the past.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

Picture of Dr. Lox in his office

About the Author

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.