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Ankle AVN and Regenerative Medicine Therapy For Athletes and Sports Injuries

Dennis M. Lox, M.D, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert, has treated numerous athletes with ankle avascular necrosis (AVN) from a variety of different sports. Ankle AVN may not only be in one of the joints, but the other bones of the foot, primarily the Talus bone, or in the Navicular bones, the Metatarsal bones, and even the Sesamoid bone. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) can occur following trauma in sports injuries. AVN occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone is disrupted which leads to an area of bone cell death or necrosis.

Being Diagnosed with AVN of the Ankle

AVN of the Talus Bone

After the diagnosis of AVN, it is very important to understand the diagnosis correctly, because the area of necrosis can collapse, resulting in a rapid secondary degenerative arthritis. This joint destruction often leads to recommendations for ankle fusion or joint replacement.

The most common phenomenon is that injuries and fractures of the talus leads to the development of AVN.

Ankle Replacement

Ankle replacement is typically not as successful as hip or knee joint replacement, and therefore carries more risk for failure. Ankle fusion leads to abnormal gait and wearing which can lead to early arthritis of other joints. Stem cell therapy for ankle AVN has been used successfully over the years. Dr. Lox has treated many different types of ankle AVN, whether it was an athlete with a sports injury such as a ballerina, a martial artist and soccer players. An injury and or diagnosis such as AVN can end a career. Dr. Lox has successfully treated these athletes with ankle Avascular Necrosis or AVN. Alternatives to surgery are often desired in athletes with sports injuries, as long term consequences to surgery are becoming more apparent. Dr. Lox is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of AVN in athletes and the use of Stem Cell Therapy.


About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.

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.

Are You Looking to Avoid Surgery?

If you haven't found joint relief should schedule a personal consultation with Dennis M. Lox, M.D., to learn if you are able to get joint relief without the need for invasive surgery.

Stem Cell Therapy in Clearwater, FL and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lox treats the Tampa Bay Metro Area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa , Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Orlando and Sarasota as well as the Los Angeles Metro Area including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Call our office in Clearwater, FL or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dennis Lox.

Clearwater, Florida Office

2030 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 462-5582

Beverly Hills, California Office

450 N Roxbury Dr. #602
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 975-7033

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