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The Pope had PRP Treatment

May 02, 2013


The Pope had PRP Treatment

Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl

In the ever increasing list of celebrities that have undergonepope Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), The late Pope John Paul II has also received PRP for a chronic musculoskeletal problem. It is interesting to note that initially there was extensive church resistance to stem cell research, however the Catholic church has now shown acceptance for the use of adult stem cells to treat medical disorders. The use of adult stem cells has no moral issues that were ascribed to the use of fetal or embryonic stem cells. The Catholic church has even provided research funding and holds a symposium on the science of the field.

Many celebrities have been reported to have been treated with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) including Nick Nolte, Agent Ari Emanuel, and a who’s who of elite caliber athletes from many sports. Each having a huge interest in returning to peak performance.

PRP has been used to commonly treat knees, ankles, shoulders, hips, and the spine.

The use of PRP in muscle and tendon injuries is also very common. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and regenerative therapy may offer conservative treatment options to surgery.



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. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 and 33765 areas, our offices can be reached at (727) 462-5582 (Clearwater) and (727) 817-1909 (New Port Richey). Call to schedule your visit today.

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About the Author

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.