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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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University President Has Hip Stem Cells With Dr. Lox

Apr 23, 2019

  Dr. Lox has treated many types of patients. Their occupation is important to consider, as well as outside interests and goals.  This 63-year-old distinguished gentleman was a University President with an English Literature background. Not manual labor. Obviously lots of committee meetings. Did he walk the University Campus? Have a special parking lot? Yes to both questions. Hip Pain and Hip Degenerative Arthritis or Osteoarthritis Hip pain may arise from many causes in patients. A careful history, physical examination,…

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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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Regenerative Expert by Day; Kung Fu Teacher by Night Treats Hip with Dr. Lox

Feb 25, 2019

Some Patients are Well Informed on Regenerative Medicine A very well informed patient flew from another state to treat with Dennis Lox M.D., a world-recognized Sports, and Regenerative Medicine Specialist. This patient, as well as Dr. Dennis Lox, have personal experience with Dr. Steven Badylak. Both Dr. Lox and the patient, have discussed hip Osteoarthritis with Dr. Badylak, who is one of the world’s most preeminent Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering scientists. Dennis M. Lox M.D. Sports and Regenerative Medicine…

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ABC Action News Dr. Lox Discusses Stem Cells with Ian Beckles and Brandi Winans

Nov 16, 2018

ABC Action News Dr. Lox Discusses Stem Cells with Ian Beckles and Brandi Winans ABC Action News Morning Blend Natalie Taylor interviewed Dennis M. Lox, MD, and his patients former NFL player and Radio Personality Ian Beckles, and Author and NFL Alumni Liaison Brandi Winans on their stem cell therapy. This was the second of a three-part airing of Dr. Lox and his patients, all notable Tampa Bay Area names. Dennis M. Lox, MD, has treaty a variety of professional…

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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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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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Teen Baseball Player with Hip Pain and Hip AVN or Osteonecrosis

Sep 10, 2018

Teen Baseball Player with Hip Pain and Hip AVN Consults Dennis M. Lox M.D. A teen soccer player presented to Dr. Lox with an ankle (navicular bone) AVN and was treated with stem cell therapy. Prior to the treatment, she was told she would need an ankle fusion and would never be able to play soccer again. After her ankle stem cell therapy, she returned to play soccer and was the leading scorer on her high school team as a…

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Mixed Martial Artist Consults Dr. Lox for Regenerative Therapy and Hip Pain

Aug 28, 2018

Mixed Martial Artist Consults Dr. Lox for Regenerative Therapy and Hip Pain Martial Artist with Hip Pain Chooses Hip Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Pain Relief A mixed martial artist with hip pain consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for hip pain relief. He researched regenerative techniques and the subject of hip stem cell therapy. This patient has been a mixed martial artist and a student of martial arts for over 20 years. His primary goal was to avoid hip surgery,…

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Igor the Siberian Tiger Gets Hip Stem Cell Treatment

Aug 13, 2018

Igor the Siberian Tiger Gets Hip Stem Cell Treatment  Hip Stem Cell Treatment  If it’s good enough for my patients and myself, hip stem cell treatment should be good enough for Igor the Tiger, and it was. Igor was a Siberian tiger in a Hungarian zoo. Like many humans, hip arthritis can impair full sports ability. In this case, Igor the Tiger could not jump into his favorite tree due to his hip pain. Hip stem cell injection may be…

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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.