Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee Treated With Stem Cells
Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a condition in which the blood supply to a region of bone, in this case the knee, has been disrupted. The loss of blood supply results in bone cellular death referred to as necrosis. Thus, avascular (loss of blood supply ) results in bone death (necrosis).
A patient with AVN of the knee consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist, regarding the status of his avascular necrosis (AVN) of his knee. His prospects seemed limited. He was told when it hurt bad enough he would needed a total knee replacement. However, he was relatively young at 45, and replacing a knee at a young age limits options as you age, therefore he consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, about regenerative medicine options including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy.
After careful consideration he opted to proceed with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy. His goal is to remain as functional as possible, be active participate in sports, and prevent a knee replacement. Dr. Lox reports this is a common decision among patients who actively research regenerative medicine as an option to knee surgery.
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.
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.