Advertisement

Rare stem cell therapy helps heal knee problems

Created: 01/20/2014 11:24 AM
By: Galina Tishchenko, WFLA

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) -- When Judy Loar, 68, could not bear to walk any longer due to excruciating pain in both of her knees from degenerative joint disease, she did what most people in her condition do, she went in for a surgical knee replacement.

After being released, Loar found out her knee cap had been set incorrectly.

Going through surgery again to fix her other knee was not an option, so Loar started researching other alternatives to ease the agony of bone-on-bone friction caused by her condition.

"I really did my research, because I knew I could go through another major surgery," said Loar who became a patient of Dr. Dennis Lox.

Dr. Lox is the founder and medical director of Tampa-based Florida Spine and Sports Medicine Center, and one of the world's leading doctors specializing in using stem cell therapy as an alternative to successfully treat debilitating injuries or conditions.

Loar describes the procedure as painless, with no down time.

Read More: WFLA
 

Photo: WFLA

KOB welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.

Advertisement



Join Our Email List

Advertisement