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Avascular Necrosis of Weight Bearing Joints

Avascular necrosis, also known as osteonecrosis, is a condition characterized by the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply. This can lead to tiny breaks in the bone and its eventual collapse. Avascular necrosis can be caused by various factors, including trauma, steroid use, alcohol abuse, cancer treatments, and other underlying conditions.

Symptoms of AVN

The symptoms of avascular necrosis may include pain, limited range of motion, and joint stiffness. It commonly affects the hip joint, but it can also impact other joints. The diagnosis of avascular necrosis is typically made through medical imaging and sometimes requires a biopsy.

Treatments for AVN

Treatment options for avascular necrosis depend on the stage and severity of the disease. Conservative treatments may include medications to relieve pain and inflammation, or Stem Cell Therapy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove dead tissue, repair damaged bone, or replace the joint. Many patients who wish to avoid surgery, will consult with a Regenerative Medicine specialist like Dr. Dennis Lox for Stem Cell Therapy.


Prompt and appropriate treatment is important to prevent further joint damage and improve outcomes. Individuals with AVN of the hip should work closely with their healthcare providers to develop an appropriate treatment plan and minimize risk factors, such as reducing alcohol intake and discontinuing corticosteroid use.

Dr. Lox

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.

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