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.
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