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Wrist Pain that Fails to Heal, Treatment with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

Jun 06, 2013

Wrist Pain that Fails to Heal, Treatment with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

 Chronic Wrist Pain
Chronic Wrist Pain

 Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl

 

Wrist pain sometimes does not respond to conservative treatment. There are many potential causes. Arthritis, ligament injury, nerve injuries, and even Avascular Necrosis (AVN). Regenerative therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy may be considered in these cases. Degenerative or osteoarthritis may occur in the wrist and entire hand. Isolated or predominate arthritis of the wrist does occur. This can be easily identified with examination and x-rays. Ligaments connect two bones together. When injured, instability may occur in the bones. Nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel syndrome, is a common condition in the wrist. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) may occur in any bone, however it is commonly seen in the scaphoid or lunate. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the bone is disrupted. This results in avascularity and necrosis or dying of the affected region of bone. The resultant region of AVN is more susceptible to arthritis degeneration. Treatments directed to halt or deter arthritis progression, offer desirable alternative strategies to surgery.  Both trauma and surgery increase statistical frequencies of arthritis. Multiple surgeries accelerate this. Regenerative therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy offer inherent appeal to this line of thinking. The future of medicine may combine preventative and regenerative medicine. Whereby, early screening of individuals prone to degenerative changes, and the early implementation of regenerative procedures is done more routinely. Treating wrist pain that fails to heal with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy, may be a viable alternative treatment strategy.

 

 

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

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.