Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Aseptic Necrosis or Osteonecrosis
Avascular necrosis (AVN) has been called by many other names: aseptic necrosis, osteonecrosis, bone infarction and even bone “infraction.” AVN is a condition in which the blood flow to a region of bone becomes impaired. This then results in bone cell death (necrosis).
Treatment of AVN has been traditionally surgical in nature. Now, with the emergence of the field of regenerative medicine, treatment strategies with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy have been utilized. Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Therapist, utilizes a regenerative approach to the treatment of avascular necrosis or AVN. Dr. Lox has used PRP and Stem Cell Therapy to treat avascular necrosis (AVN). Many patients are looking for non-surgical options for the treatment of AVN. Finding success in non-surgical ways has many benefits. There is minimal downtime compared to surgery, and since the stem cells are from your own body there is no risk of immune reaction or disease transmission.
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Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Orlando and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 area, our office can be reached at (727) 462-5582.