Most patients who undergo knee stem cell treatment with Dr. Dennis Lox are happy to get improvement, especially if they are over 70. The most frequent reason patients over 70 consult Dr. Lox for knee stem cell injections is knee osteoarthritis (OA) or simply referred to as knee arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. Where osteoarthritis (OA) is typically referred to as wear and tear degenerative arthritis.
Patients may see varying results with knee stem cell treatment as they age with knee OA. Obviously, how significant the arthritis is will impact outcome to a degree. Yet patients with realistic goals are often quite happy with the results of knee stem cell therapy. This particular patient was 72 and had previously had knee stem cell therapy with Dr. Lox and was quite pleased. So much so he wanted to try and get more improvement a year after treatment. It was not necessary from a medical standpoint as he was very happy with his level of functioning after the knee stem cell therapy. His knee pain, swelling and stiffness had diminished. He could walk without pain. He wanted to see if he could do even better and add more stress exercise. This is a complicated topic and must be individualized for each patient. Not all patients need to do this, and certainly if they are happy with the results it is not needed. Dr. Lox faces this issue more with athletic issues. Obtaining peak performance and rerun to sport are functional goals are athletes wish to meet. This particular 72 year old was thinking with a sports medicine or athletic frame of reference, and therefore his goals may be modified accordingly. So far he keeps improving and his goal is to remain active and physically fit into his 80’s and beyond. A goal truly worthy of paying attention to.