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Lithuanian Patient with Hip AVN

Sep 30, 2015

Lithuanian Patient with Hip AVN Consults Dr. Lox For Hip Stem Cells. A patient from Lithuania diagnosed with hip avascular necrosis traveled to see Dennis M. Lox, MD, for hip stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy is not new. In the 1960’s bone marrow transplants were used to replenish the destroyed blood cells after chemotherapy or radiation therapy. What actually occurred was during the bone marrow transplant blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells were transferred from the donor to the recipient. This…

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New York Man cancels surgery at Hospital

Sep 21, 2015

New York Man cancels surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery to Treat Hip AVN with Stem Cells. Dennis M. Lox, MD, has treated patients from around the world with Avascular Necrosis (AVN) sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis. The most commonly affected joint with AVN is the hip. Often hip AVN is seen as bilateral or in both hips. Frequently AVN patients are offered little in the way of treatment. Surgical options are complicated and are associated with a prolonged recovery.…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip and Stem Cell Therapy

Sep 16, 2015

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip and Stem Cell Therapy. Avascular Necrosis is a condition in which the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired, this results in loss of blood flow or ischemia (avascular). The loss of blood flow renders the region of bone to become necrotic or die. Stem cells have been utilized as part of the treatment of Avascular Necrosis. Hip Avascular Necrosis is the most common type of Avascular Necrosis and may be seen in…

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Egyptian Man consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy in Hip AVN

Sep 09, 2015

A patient from Egypt consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in the use of stem cell therapy in Avascular necrosis (AVN). Dr. Lox treats patients from around the world with stem cell therapy for a variety of conditions including AVN in his Beverly Hills, California and Tampa Bay, Florida offices. The hip is the most common joint afflicted with Avascular Necrosis (AVN). Avascular Necrosis sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, occurs when a region of bone dies as a result…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Hip Treated with Stem Cells

Jun 15, 2015

Dennis M. Lox, MD, is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip with stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine and has treated many types of AVN including the hip, with stem cell therapy. The hip is the most common joint afflicted with AVN. Avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired, leading to bone cell death or necrosis.…

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Australian With AVN consults Dr. Dennis Lox for Stem Cells to Return to Soccer

Apr 20, 2015

Australian with AVN consults Dennis M. Lox, MD, for Stem Cells to Return to Soccer only to begin to have secondary osteoarthritis. The secondary arthritis of avascular necrosis (AVN) can lead to rapid joint destruction. Ending a sporting career. This is what occurred with Bo Jackson the great Football and baseball player. Jackson progressed to such bone collapse and destruction he never played Football again. The goal of stem cells is obviously to heal, but if the secondary joint arthritis can…

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The Many Causes Of Avascular Necrosis (AVN): Dr. Lox Discusses

Apr 01, 2015

Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs from a variety of causes. Dr. Lox sees many patients with AVN for evaluation of stem cell therapy. Avascular necrosis also referred to as osteonecrosis, occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired leading to necrosis or bone cell death. The hip is most frequently encountered, followed by the shoulder, then the knee. Stem cells are becoming a viable treatment option for AVN. The most frequent cause of AVN is trauma. Trauma…

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Wrist AVN in Pianist is Problematic: Are Stem Cells an Option?

Mar 30, 2015

When a pianist develops wrist pain it is bad enough but If the pianist develops wrist avascular necrosis (AVN) it is quite severe to continuing to play the piano. Avascular necrosis occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes disrupted leading to ischemia and bone cell death (necrosis). Orthopedic surgeons usually discuss fusion for Wrist AVN treatment. However, the surgical recommendations do not often take into account the desires or goals of the individual patient. If the…

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Knee AVN in Athletes: Utilization of Stem Cell Therapy

Mar 16, 2015

Knee Avascular necrosis sometimes known as osteonecrosis, is a distressing diagnosis for all patients. Athletes pose unique problems. AVN may end or serious shorten an athletes career. Stem cell treatments may offer a viable treatment option to career-ending joint replacement surgery or fusion. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired leading to bone cell death. In athletes, this is usually the result of trauma. Trauma about the may result in fracture, severe…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Ankle in a Ballerina

Jan 28, 2015

Avascular Necrosis of the Ankle in a Ballerina. A ballerina with an ankle fracture was treated with Surgery. Postoperatively she developed increasing pain and swelling. Several months later she was diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) of the talus. A recommendation for ankle fusion was rendered. Unfortunately, there was such extensive bone collapse at that point she was not a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy. Her career in ballet was now ended. It is important to have a high index of…

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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.