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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 prevent a total joint replacement. Dennis M. Lox, MD, consulted with an Australian soccer player who developed hip AVN.  Dr. Lox has seen soccer players who developed avascular necrosis (AVN) and returning them to the field is paramount for their goals.  Sometimes, it is not possible, but often it happens.  Stem cell therapy is the last option for most athletes wanting to save their career.


Dennis M. Lox, MD, can accommodate the needs of patients throughout  the United States.  Many patients have traveled to his office in Florida and California seeking alternative options in hopes to avoid a surgery.

If you’re looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us at one of our locations.

Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582

Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033

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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.