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Asthmatic on 1/2 Cortisone Dose Pack; now Both Hips have AVN

May 10, 2019

Asthma, Corticosteroids, and AVN An asthmatic patient took a 1/2 Medrol dose pack in the year 2003. She began with immediate pain in both hips and did not finish the Medrol dose pack. Her pain persisted, and by 2009, an MRI of her bilateral hips was ordered. The MRI revealed Avascular necrosis (AVN) of both her hips.  Avascular necrosis occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone is impaired. This leads to bone cell death or necrosis. Corticosteroids…

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A North Carolina Woman with Lupus, AVN Hips, now AVN Shoulder

Apr 18, 2019

A North Carolina Woman with Lupus, AVN Hips, now AVN Shoulder AVN is complicated enough, adding Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, long term corticosteroid usage, and multi-joint AVN to the equation makes it far more complicated. Especially when both hips have been replaced due to advanced AVN, and now the AVN is in the shoulders. This is the history a 46-year-old North Carolina woman gave to Dr. Lox. Not an easy story, but nothing new to Dr. Lox. The Problem with Systemic…

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Hip AVN or Osteonecrosis: Dennis Lox M.D.

Apr 06, 2019

Hip AVN or Osteonecrosis: Dennis Lox M.D. Hip Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as osteonecrosis. Dennis Lox M.D. is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, with special expertise in AVN or Osteonecrosis. The hip is the most commonly affected joint with AVN.  Trauma, including sports injuries, leads the list of causes. What is AVN or Osteonecrosis? Avascular necrosis is a disorder of bone. It occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired. This…

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Dr. Lox on AVN New Treatments with Regenerative Medicine

Mar 10, 2019

Dennis M. Lox M.D. Sports and Regenerative Medicine and AVN Expert Video names The greatest development in the treatment of avascular necrosis (AVN) in the last decade or for that matter ever has been the understanding of the role that Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, and Tissue Engineering has had on the potential treatment options and scientific breakthroughs that may continue to occur as the result of this technology. Avascular Necrosis What’s in The Name? Avascular Necrosis abbreviated AVN essentially means:…

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Dr. Lox and Bodybuilder Aaron Reed talk Athletes, Bo Jackson, AVN, and Stem Cells at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago LA

Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Lox Talks Sports Injury, Athletes such as Bo Jackson, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine with Bodybuilder Aaron Reed On a recent trip to sunny Los Angeles, California to treat patients, Dr. Lox an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy, met his friend Aaron Reed, known as the worlds tallest bodybuilder in Los Angeles, California (LA), and dined at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Beverly Hills, California to talk sports injuries, athletes, Bo Jackson, Regenerative Medicine, and…

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Knee AVN In a Lupus Patient Desires Knee Stem Cell Therapy with Dr. Lox

Jan 11, 2019

Knee AVN Knee AVN or Avascular Necrosis from Lupus is less common than AVN of the hip, however patients do consult and discuss Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy for Knee AVN with Dennis M. Lox M.D. This patient had Lupus for years, and then developed knee pain of unknown origin. It took many specialists to finally diagnose knee AVN. By this time no one had any ideas for her expect when her knee wore out to get a knee…

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Hip AVN – Elite Soccer Player From Australia

Oct 26, 2018

Hip AVN – Elite Soccer Player From Australia Consults Dennis M. Lox, MD,.   AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone becomes disrupted. Eventually, AVN  leads to ischemia and bone cell death (necrosis). For athletes, an AVN injury could be career ending so preventing rapid secondary degenerative arthritis should be the focus. When the bone collapses and the joint erodes joint replacement is imminent. On the other hand, if prevention of joint collapse occurs then it may be possible to…

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Dr. Lox on Knee Pain Relief, Stem Cells and Running.

Oct 12, 2018

Running after having Knee Stem Cells Tom, a Kona Hawaii native, has 20 of the 40 worldwide Ironman races under his belt and knees. Most elderly patients with knee arthritis seek pain relief but for this athlete, his attitude takes him to the elite realm of athletes. Knee Pain and Running Dr. Lox, an expert who truly knows the field stem cell science, has the experience and knowledge to design a Regenerative Medicine program.  A 5’2″ 300-pound woman with knee arthritis…

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LA California Man with Hip Osteonecrosis has Hip Stem Cells with Dr. Lox

Oct 04, 2018

An LA California Patient with Hip Osteonecrosis has Hip Stem Cells A patient from California with hip osteonecrosis, opted for hip stem cells with Dr. Lox in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of Beverly Hills. The patient was young and athletic, and did not want to consider hip replacement surgery, moreover, he was looking for Regenerative Medicine as an option to help his body heal itself. The prospect of doing nothing, and hoping his hip osteonecrosis (AVN) would not worsen…

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Dr. Lox talks Shoulder Pain with Ron Diaz and Jay Recher on iHeart 620 AM

Sep 28, 2018

Dr. Lox talks Shoulder Pain with Ron Diaz and Jay Recher on iheart 620 AM Dennis M. Lox M.D. was invited back on iheart 620’s Radio studio to talk sports problems, with Ron Diaz fielding questions on shoulder pain. Ron first queried about the use of stem cells in Major League Baseball pitchers throwing arm. Dr. Lox has treated many of the Major League pitchers before and after shoulder arthroscopic surgery, as well as Tommy John elbow surgery. Decades of…

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About the Author

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.