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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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Hip Arthritis: Stem Cell Therapy in Beverly Hills

Jun 04, 2015

Dennis M. Lox, MD, treats hip arthritis (osteoarthritis or OA) in his Beverly Hills, California office with stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine. Stem cell treatments are a part of Regenerative Medicine, and Sports injuries are common to all age groups including those with hip arthritis. Hip and knee pain are especially common after age 60. Over half of every American is afflicted with arthritis. California is the country’s most populous state and…

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Hip Pain: New Frontiers with Stem Cell Therapy

May 05, 2015

Hip pain may occur from many sources. Hip arthritis or osteoarthritis may result in degeneration of the hip joint this may result in being told a hip joint replacement is necessary. Stem cell therapy and stem cell injections for the hip may be an option for some patients who suffer from chronic hip pain. The hip is a ball and socket type of joint, loss of hip mobility due to arthritis can be disabling. Some patients have silent wear and…

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Options For Hip Pain: Stem Cell Therapy

Mar 19, 2015

Chronic hip pain may be due to a variety of disorders. Stem cells may be of value if a distinct treatable problem is identified as causing the hip pain. Pain that is thought to arise from the hip may actually be referred from another source such as the low back. Properly diagnosing the problem is paramount. The hip may be a source of pain from degenerative osteoarthritis. The head of the femur articulates the pelvis (acetabulum) forming a ball and…

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India Patient with Hip AVN consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy

Feb 24, 2015

India Patient with Hip AVN consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy for avascular necrosis (AVN) of his hip and stem cell therapy. Stem cell treatments for AVN are gaining attention in part due to the ease of treatment, and the minimal recovery compared with surgical alternatives. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis. AVN occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired resulting in bone cell death known as necrosis. Avascular necrosis most…

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After Knee Stem Cells: Dinner and Getting into a Low Car was no Problem

Dec 12, 2014

A patient consulted with Dr. Lox and received knee stem cells after dislocating his hip. He was previously told hip replacement was needed and he was not willing to go through the recovery of a major surgery. The patient’s low slung sports car required him to crouch and bend, which was no issue 1 day post-treatment. The patient reported the ease of the Stem Cell procedure in comparison to his hip replacement surgery. He noted that he did not believe…

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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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Basketball Player from Poland consults Dr. Lox for Hip AVN Stem Cells After Injury

Dec 01, 2014

A basketball player from Poland developed avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip after an injury while playing basketball. The player consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD,, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine for Stem Cell Therapy to treat his Hip AVN. Surgical options for avascular necrosis (AVN) include core decompression or microfracture, grafting techniques, and hip joint replacement but the lengthy recover often leads to a career end for many athletes. AVN occurs when the blood supply to a region…

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Chronic Hip Pain: Stem Cell Therapy as an alternative to Hip Replacement

Nov 17, 2014

Chronic Hip Pain: Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative to Hip Replacement.  A patient with hip pain for 20 years presented for Stem Cell Therapy consultation with Dr. Lox. He was told he needed both hips replaced many years ago; however, he was reluctant to proceed. His pain increased and mobility decreased. This instilled a desire to do his own research to see if there was an alternative to hip replacement surgery. He found Stem Cell Therapy and Dennis M.…

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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.