Egyptian Man consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy in Hip AVN
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 of a compromise to the blood supply. This is similar to a heart attack where lack of blood supply renders heart muscle tissue deprived of vital oxygen and the area of heart muscle dies. The extent of the heart attack determines the severity. This is also true for strokes and AVN.
If a large region of bone dies or becomes necrotic, it can more readily impact the hip joint leading to hip joint destruction. Rapid hip joint destruction is a leading reason for recommendations for the total hip joint replacement. Stem cells are being employed to improve functioning, decrease pain and avert total hip replacement surgery. Avascular Necrosis is a complex disorder, and no two patients are alike. Therefore generalizations cannot be made. Each patient needs to be evaluated on an individual basis for the most accurate and precise treatment recommendations. Having an experienced stem cell expert such as Dennis M. Lox, MD, who has treated a wide variety of patients with Avascular Necrosis or osteonecrosis is an important step. Patients need individualized care, not cookie cutter templates or one size fits all approaches for the best possible treatment outcomes. Dr. Lox has treated AVN in athletes as well as all types of causative etiologies. Trauma is the leading cause, yet many other reasons exist for AVN and an experienced physician in the treatment of AVN is recommended. AVN may also have uncommon presentations and delay or improper treatment may have serious consequences.
Stem cell therapy may play a critical role in the treatment of AVN as stem cells function on many different planes that occur with AVN. Halting the progression of hip joint degeneration is paramount to long-term success. Patients should be evaluated for their individual needs goals and desires.
If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.
About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
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.