Rare stem cell therapy helps heal knee problems

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

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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.

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