Hip AVN May Present Differently
AVN or Avascular Necrosis of the hip is the most common site of avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the hip becomes disrupted and a portion of the hip bone or femur dies.
AVN is sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN is seen with trauma when the blood supply is disrupted. Other times there is no clear reason for the development of avascular necrosis, and it is referred to then as idiopathic. AVN may also be seen with corticosteroid (cortisone) and alcohol use, though why some develop it and others who take cortisone or drink alcohol and do not develop AVN is unclear. Certain disease states such as Lupus, Sickle cell disease, and Gaucher’s disease also have higher associated AVN rates.
When the portion of bone dies or becomes necrotic, it may collapse leading to accelerated secondary hip arthritis. A goal of management of AVN with the use of stem cell therapy is to try and address the area of ischemic or avascular necrosis as well as to prevent the forming of arthritis and joint collapse. Many athletes have had their careers ended by AVN of the hip. Dr. Lox has treated numerous athletes with hip AVN, as well as other joint areas with AVN by using Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy. If you wish to consider a nonsurgical option for avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis consult Dr. Lox to see if you are a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy. Dr. Lox is an expert in treating AVN and has treated patients from all over the world.
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.