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Tennis Star Rafael Nadal has Knee Stem Cell Treatment

Feb 06, 2015

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After long bouts of chronic knee ailments, tennis star Rafael Nadal’s camp confirms knee stem cell treatment. Nadal has missed many tournaments and parts of seasons with knee problems. Nadal has been reported to have undergone Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in the past. PRP has been used by many professional athletes with knee problems. Stem cell treatments are now being discussed with professional athletes. Nadal joins professional football player Peyton Manning as superstars who have undergone stem cell treatments.

Stem cell treatments offer certain advantages to PRP, as PRP does not contain stem cells. Stem cells are known to exert anti-inflammatory and reparative or regenerative capabilities by forming new cartilage cells in joints, and by promoting repair as opposed to tissue breakdown.

Dr. Lox frequently is consulted for patients who have had knee meniscal surgery and failed to improve, including professional athletes. Imagine being a professional athlete being diagnosed with a knee meniscal tear, having surgery, failing to improve, and then being cut by your team. Dr. Lox has seen this scenario in professional Baseball and Football players. Dr. Lox subsequently treated their failed knee surgery with stem cells and they later returned to professional sports.

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.

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.