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Women Have Less Knee Cartilage

Mar 22, 2013

Women Have Less Knee Cartilage

Can PRP and Stem Cells Help?

Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater

A study looking at the amount of knee cartilage volume on MRI scans reflects what may be obvious in that men have significantly larger knee cartilage volume than women.  She was found to be independent of body and bone size.  The exact implications for these findings have not been thoroughly evaluated.  However, women who are overweight have potentially larger increased incidence of having the development of knee arthritis and it has been shown that by decreasing weight, the overall effect on functional level and pain are dramatically improved.  Dr. Lox has implemented a variety of strategies to help address knee pain and trying to address factors that will decrease progression of development of arthritis.  It can be particularly important.  Dr. Lox comments that if potentiating factors are addressed, the impact that chronic knee pain debility and the associated negative health factors that occur as a result of debility may be possibly affected.  Strategies addressing regenerative medicine through platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cell therapy, and research have all focused on various factors to address knee joint pain and arthritis.  Research on stem cell therapy as an alternative to joint surgery and joint replacement has been a focus of intense interest.  By averting progression of arthritis, pain and loss of joint function may be averted.

Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, 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

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.