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You Have Been Told You Need a Knee Replacement. Now What?

Mar 10, 2014

You Have Been Told You Need a Knee Replacement. Now What?

doctor-says-knee-repleacement-now-whatTampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL

You have just been told you need a knee replacement. Is there another option?
Perhaps. Treatment for most conditions have options. Understanding the pros and cons of knee replacement is very important. There are no guarantees. In most cases there are no serious problems, however many complications can occur. Knee replacements may have a lifespan of 10-15 years, before wearing out. Health issues in the future can not always be foreseen. Many individuals now seek to avoid knee replacement. There is also a trend to try and halt the progression of arthritis so as to avoid knee replacement. Stem cells are becoming an ever increasing consideration in these circumstances. The key is to have an experienced physician to assist in the decision making process. Dennis M. Lox, MD, is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Lox believes in helping the patient to become more educated to arrive at a decision.

This takes into account many factors, that are discussed with the patient. There is no cookie-cutter recipe to this. Stem cell therapy should be discussed in the context of each patient’s unique circumstances goals and desires, in relation to what is resonance to expect. This is dependent on severity of arthritis, overall health and intended activity level. A highly active athlete will subject the knee to greater future stress than a sedentary individual. This does not preclude stem cell treatment, it is just a variable Dr. Lox will discuss with each patient. Not too infrequently, patients are told they need a knee replacement, tey do well with stem cell therapy. This is part of the education process.

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 area, our office can be reached at (727) 462-5582.

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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.