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Hollywood TV Crew Operator

Jan 15, 2016

A Hollywood television crew operator sustained a torn knee meniscus. It continued to bother him despite conservative treatment measures. Rather than face knee surgery, he researched knee stem cell treatment and chose Dr. Lox for his knee stem cells. He decided he would rather choose this route and if he could avoid knee surgery this was his desired course. He knew he could always have knee surgery in the future, but was aware of research associating knee surgery too early…

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Professional Football Player with Chronic Knee Pain

Jan 13, 2016

A professional Football player with chronic knee pain is no rarity. In fact, knee injuries are a feared element of the game. Some very elite professional Football players never completely return to top form after a knee injury, while others do. Some have turned to stem cells therapy. One professional Football player injured his knee on the field. He had knee surgery, but his pain and swelling did not subside. Eventually, he was released by the team. He sought various…

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Wrestler From New Jersey

Jan 11, 2016

A traumatic induced hip AVN in a New Jersey wrestler flew to Tampa Bay, Florida to see Dennis M. Lox, MD,, an expert in stem cell therapy and avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis. The New Jersey teen wrestler was not improving, walking was difficult, and he was told he may need a hip joint replacement. He flew to Dr. Lox after his mother extensively researched Regenerative Medicine, stem cells, AVN, and Dennis M. Lox, MD,. Meeting her strict approval and…

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Vietnamese Patient with Hip Arthritis

Jan 04, 2016

A patient from Vietnam with chronic hip pain from osteoarthritis (arthritis) consulted Dr. Lox for hip stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox is an expert in the use of stem cell therapy for hip pain and arthritis. Dr. Lox has treated patients with a variety of conditions from around the globe with stem cell therapy. Hip pain may arise from multiple sources. The most prevalent cause is hip degenerative arthritis. Hip arthritis only trails knee arthritis in frequency of joint arthritis.…

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After Ankle Fracture AVN May Develop

Dec 28, 2015

A patient who sustained a severe fracture of her ankle, was later diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) of her distal tibia. Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in the use of stem cell therapy in patients with avascular necrosis (AVN) was consulted. The distal or bottom portion of the tibia makes contact with the talus bone to form the ankle mortise. After a traumatic fracture the blood supply to a region of bone either the tibia, talus or both becomes…

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After Knee Stem Cells Athlete Qualifies

Dec 23, 2015

A knee stem cell patient of Dennis M. Lox, MD, just happens to be an Iron Man. Iron Man competitors are not your ordinary athletes. This one is no exception. A former special forces warrior, he has continued to apply his intensity and tenacity towards all endeavors. At 57 however, his knees have seen better days. He previously treated with Dr. Lox for knee stem cells, and successfully completely several triathlons afterward. However, while training he was doing cycling road…

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Bilateral Hip AVN Treated with Stem Cells with Dr. Lox

Dec 21, 2015

Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes disrupted. This leads to ischemia and bone cell death or necrosis. The extent of necrosis is significant for both the prognosis and treatment recommendations. Avascular necrosis (AVN) may result from many causative factors. Trauma is the leading cause. However several other mechanisms exist that is related to disease states and after chemotherapy. AVN following chemotherapy, much like corticosteroid induced AVN, may often have multiple joint involvements.…

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A Patient From Finland with Hip AVN

Dec 18, 2015

A patient from Finland consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for hip avascular necrosis (AVN). The presumed etiology was unknown. The Finland patient was interested in stem cell therapy as an option for hip avascular necrosis (AVN). Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, and the use of stem cell therapy for the treatment of hip avascular necrosis (AVN), is frequently consulted from around the world on avascular necrosis (AVN). Stem cell therapy for AVN is considered…

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Portuguese Researcher Congratulates

Dec 16, 2015

A Portuguese stem cell researcher congratulated Dr. Lox on his stem cell therapy work in aiding patients afflicted with avascular necrosis (AVN). Dennis M. Lox, MD, has treated patients from many different countries who have been diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN). Dr. Lox often is consulted on a complex array of patients with AVN. Often these patients are offered little treatment options except joint replacement surgery or fusion. Patients with AVN are often seeking alternative treatment options to surgical recommendations.…

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Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells

Dec 11, 2015

Avascular necrosis occurs most frequently in the hip. This is followed by the shoulders and then the knee. AVN however, may occur in any joint or bone, even the sesamoids of the foot or the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Trauma is the leading causative factor, followed by idiopathic or unknown causes. Excessive corticosteroids are also a frequent inciting factor. Cortisone treatments for respiratory ailments or autoimmune disorders are frequently associated factors. Stem cells have been considered a viable treatment strategy, as…

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About the Author

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.