Ballet Dancer with Hip Surgery Consults Dr. Lox in LA for Stem Cells
A former Los Angles (LA), California ballet dancer with prior hip surgery is now in her late 20's. She has had progressively increasing hip pain and was told she would need another hip arthroscopic surgical procedure.
She would like to avoid hip surgery, and never desires to have a hip replacement surgery in her future. She is interested in Regenerative Medicine and particularly stem cell therapy. She consulted Dr. Lox in his LA area office in Beverly Hills. Dr. Lox discussed the pathophysiology of hip arthritis and degeneration over time. The role of stem cells and what was reasonable to expect and what was not considering her own unique situation. She wished to consider stem cell therapy for her hip as an alternative measure to another hip surgery, and as part of her strategy to avoid hip replacement surgery in the future. Knowing that nothing in medicine is for certain, there are numerous things that can help make patients better candidates for success, and Dr. Lox discusses all these with each of his patients. It is best that each patient be instructed in their condition, and properly educated in order to make informed decisions about their care. This is always the best way for patients to be active participants in their own care.