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Soccer Patient from London England Consults Dr. Lox

Jan 07, 2015

Soccer Patient from London England Consults Dr. Lox. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the bone is disrupted leading to bone cell death or necrosis. Previous options have been surgical and often eliminate the ability to return to sports participation. Many athletes have turned to Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert for stem cell therapy as an alternative to surgery when diagnosed with AVN. Athletes diagnosed with AVN often will travel and seek…

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Wrestler from New Jersey Flies to treat with Dr. Lox for Hip AVN Stem Cells

Dec 24, 2014

A wrestler from New Jersey Flies to treat with Dr. Lox for Hip AVN Stem Cells and his family was concerned after hearing his diagnosis of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip. He was told to become non-weight bearing, given crutches, and told his prognosis was uncertain. He was told to refrain from sports and told ultimately hip joint replacement was possible. Not understandably, the patient and his family were troubled and began looking for other options. After discussions with…

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Avascular Necrosis or Osteonecrosis of the Hip in Athletes

Dec 23, 2014

Avascular Necrosis or Osteonecrosis of the Hip in Athletes Treated With Stem Therapy. Athletes with Avascular Necrosis or osteonecrosis often face a difficult decision, surgery which may end their athletic career, or live with pain and debility. Now athletes are presented with new options as Stem Cell Therapy has become an increasingly viable option. There have been many famous athletes who developed hip AVN. Cyclist Floyd Landis had his hip replaced. Professional football and baseball player Bo Jackson developed AVN…

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Patient From India with AVN of both Hips

Dec 18, 2014

A patient from India with AVN hips consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for Stem Cell Therapy. The case was complicated as extremely high doses of cortisone compounds were given intravenously over several year periods for Lupus. Both hips had developed Avascular necrosis as the outcome (AVN hips). Several possible mechanisms for loss of blood supply exist for AVN which is followed by systemic corticosteroid usage. This comprises of accumulation of fat inside the bone marrow. It is not uncommon to…

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A patient from New Delhi, India consults Dr. Dennis Lox

Dec 02, 2014

A Patient From New Delhi, India Consults Dennis M. Lox, MD, for Bilateral Hip AVN. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also known as osteonecrosis is a disorder in which the blood supply to the hip is disrupted (avascular) leading to bone cell death (necrosis). AVN may arise from a variety of sources including trauma, excessive corticosteroid use and even idiopathic (unknown causes). Hip Avascular Necrosis can be seen in both hips. This can obviously be more distressing. The primary concern with AVN…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Lunate

Nov 06, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Lunate (Wrist) in a Sea Captain. Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the lunate is the most common bone affected with AVN in the hand. Idiopathic cases referred to as Keinbock’s disease is rare, with trauma being the most common risk factor or precipitating cause. Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the lunate is more commonly seen then AVN of the scaphoid. As with all traumatic injuries, they come in all shapes and forms. From all sports and occupations,…

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High School Football Player with Foot AVN

Nov 05, 2014

High School Football Player with Foot AVN Consults Dr. Lox For Stem Cell Therapy. A high school football player sustained a foot injury after being injured when his foot was essentially run over. Initially, it was felt to be soft tissue injuries as x-rays were normal. The pain persisted, limiting his ability to walk long distances and precluding running. Obviously, return to playing football was impossible. An MRI was ordered which revealed avascular necrosis (AVN) of the forefoot. The only…

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Maryland Snowboarder Opts for Stem Cells

Oct 23, 2014

  Maryland Snowboarder Opts for Stem Cells with Dr. Lox for Hip AVN, after being told he would need a hip replacement for avascular necrosis (AVN). After discussing the pathophysiology of avascular necrosis (AVN), the application of stem cells for this disorder was discussed. AVN results from a loss of blood flow to a region of bone that then becomes necrotic (bone cell death). When an athlete develops AVN, their sports career is in jeopardy. Surgical options usually involve core…

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A Patient From Hyderabad India with Hip AVN

Aug 20, 2014

A Patient From Hyderabad India with Hip AVN consulted with Dr. Lox regarding hip avascular necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis, ischemic necrosis, and aseptic necrosis.  Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the bone affected is disrupted (avascular) leading to bone cell death (necrosis). Nearly every bone can develop AVN, however, the hip is the most frequent. Trauma is the leading cause, yet AVN may arise or be associated with the use of corticosteroids (cortisone), excessive…

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Avascular Necrosis AVN of the Hip and Stem Cell Therapy

Aug 11, 2014

Avascular Necrosis AVN of the Hip and Stem Cell Therapy Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as aseptic necrosis, ischemic necrosis or osteonecrosis.  When the blood supply to the bone is impaired, it leads to ischemia of the bone (necrosis) and eventually bone cell death. AVN can occur in any joint, with the hip most commonly involved. If the area of necrosis collapses it may lead to rapid joint degeneration. This often leads to the recommendation for total hip…

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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.