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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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Elite Collegiate Rower With Wrist AVN Undergoes Stem Cells With Dr. Dennis Lox

May 28, 2014

Elite Collegiate Rower With Wrist AVN Undergoes Stem Cells With Dennis M. Lox, MD,  When a collegiate rower with a college scholarship develops wrist avascular necrosis (AVN), this is a major dilemma. Avascular necrosis occurs when the blood supply to the bone becomes disrupted, leading to ischemia that results in bone cell death or necrosis. The bone then may collapse and develop a rapid secondary osteoarthritis. This patient injured his scaphoid bone (a bone in the mid-wrist), while playing basketball.…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Can Arise in Multiple Sites

May 22, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Can Arise in Multiple Sites When the unfortunate news that avascular necrosis (AVN) has made it’s pretty traumatic. Yet, in non-traumatic avascular necrosis (AVN), it may arise in many sites. AVN in both hips is a common presentation, however, finding AVN in a hip and a knee can occur. This often confounds the physician because patients frequently complain of pain in many sites, thus a high index of suspicion for poly-AVN, must be readily at hand. Dennis…

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Femur Fracture at Age 10 Results in AVN a Decade Later, Patient Opts for Stem Cell Therapy and Not Surgery

May 21, 2014

Femur Fracture at Age 10 Results in AVN a Decade Later, Patient Opts for Stem Cell Therapy and Not Surgery Dennis M. Lox, MD, consulted a female patient in her 20’s with AVN who was told she needed a total hip replacement.  The patient did not want surgery and contacted Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy instead. When she was 10 she fractured her femur and had screws surgically placed but developed AVN when her femoral head collapsed. The patient underwent…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip: Dr. Lox Treats with Stem Cells

May 08, 2014

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip: Dr. Lox Treats with Stem Cells Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist has treated his share of difficult cases. Avascular necrosis (AVN) also referred to as ischemic necrosis and osteonecrosis, occurs when the blood flood flow to the bone is disrupted leading to bone cell death (necrosis). The problem with this is that if the necrotic zone collapses, it leads to rapid secondary osteoarthritis (joint destruction). The leading cause of AVN…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Hip: An Unusual Presentation Treated with Stem Cells

May 06, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Hip: An Unusual Presentation Treated with Stem Cells Dr. Dennis  Lox an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine treats a lot of complicated problems including  AVN Avascular Necrosis  (AVN) or Osteonecrosis is a disorder in which the blood supply to the bone is disrupted leading to bone cell death (necrosis). Trauma is the leading cause of unilateral hip AVN. However, excessive corticosteroid administration, especially intravenous administration, is a known risk factor. The usual presentation is…

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Baseball Scout with Severe AVN Consults Dr. Lox

May 05, 2014

Baseball Scout with Severe AVN Consults Dr. Lox A baseball scout for a professional team began having progressive hip pain. Eventually, he presented to an orthopedic surgeon after x-rays and MRI’s was found to have AVN of both hips. There was no trauma or medical ailments,  no corticosteroid use. It was presumed idiopathic ( unknown cause). He consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, a sports and regenerative medicine physician in the Tampa Bay, Florida area for stem cell treatment.  Dr. Lox…

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Hip Pain With AVN treated with Stem Cells by Dr. Lox

Apr 29, 2014

Hip Pain With AVN treated with Stem Cells by Dr. Lox Avascular Necrosis (AVN)  is most frequently found in the hip joint with occurrence in the femoral head. AVN (avascular necrosis) has many other names. Osteonecrosis, Aseptic necrosis, Ischemic necrosis, Bone Infarction, and even Bone Infraction have been used to describe the condition. Avascular Necrosis occurs when there is disruption of the blood supply to the bone (avascular), which in turns leads to bone cell death (necrosis). A patient with AVN…

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A Patient From Iran Consults Dr. Lox for Hip Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Mar 18, 2014

A Patient From Iran Consults Dr. Lox for Hip Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A patient from Iran consults Dennis M. Lox, MD, – an expert in Regenerative Medicine and Sports Medicine. The patient describes herself as physically fit, an avid exerciser, but has developed bilateral hip avascular necrosis (AVN) as a result of possible exogenous corticosteroid administration for the treatment of a mild case of an autoimmune disorder. The patient has had no real promise…

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Dr. Lox Discusses Spontaneous or Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Stem Cell Therapy in Both Hips

Mar 14, 2014

Dr. Lox Discusses Stem Cell Therapy for Spontaneous or Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis (AVN) in Both Hips Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis or aseptic necrosis, most commonly occurs after trauma. Sometimes it occurs without a known inciting event – this is referred to as idiopathic or an unknown cause. This is unsettling to most patients as it may have an insidious onset and the symptoms are advanced before the AVN is…

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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.