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Tennis Player with Rotator Cuff Tear: To Operate or Stem Cells?

Tennis Player with Rotator Cuff Tear: To Operate or Stem Cells?


Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL

Dennis M. Lox, MD, is a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert. He has treated his share of Tennis players with shoulder problems. The most frequent complaints are supraspinatus tears – also known as a rotator cuff tear (one of the 4 rotator cuff tendons), impingement syndrome, and glenoid Labrum tears. All difficult surgeries, each very painful with lengthy recoveries. Not good options at all for getting back on the court sooner rather than later.

When consulted by a tennis player, Dr. Lox recommended a good rehabilitation program. It does pay to have the best in this regard, and a course of stem cells applied to direct the healing response. Stem cells exert healing by a variety of mechanisms. After two pain-free months (compared to surgery, stem cell therapy is painless) tennis drills were increased. The patient is now playing full speed. The main comment back was “I was scheduled for surgery and cancelled that week.” Needless to say, the patient was quite pleased with the approach to their rotator cuff tear .

Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Orlando and Spring Hill and can accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. To learn more about stem cell therapy and other regenerative services offered by Dr. Lox, call (727) 462-5582.

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.

Are You Looking to Avoid Surgery?

If you haven't found joint relief should schedule a personal consultation with Dennis M. Lox, M.D., to learn if you are able to get joint relief without the need for invasive surgery.

Stem Cell Therapy in Clearwater, FL and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lox treats the Tampa Bay Metro Area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa , Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Orlando and Sarasota as well as the Los Angeles Metro Area including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Call our office in Clearwater, FL or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dennis Lox.

Clearwater, Florida Office

2030 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 462-5582

Beverly Hills, California Office

450 N Roxbury Dr. #602
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 975-7033

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