Hip Pain With AVN treated with Stem Cells by Dr. Lox
Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is most frequently found in the hip joint with occurrence in the femoral head. AVN (avascular necrosis) has many other names. Osteonecrosis, Aseptic necrosis, Ischemic necrosis, Bone Infarction, and even Bone Infraction have been used to describe the condition.
Avascular Necrosis occurs when there is disruption of the blood supply to the bone (avascular), which in turns leads to bone cell death (necrosis).
A patient with AVN of the hip consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, regarding the use of stem cell therapy, as opposed to having hip replacement surgery. This patient heard about Dr. Lox after seeing Fox Orlando 35 broadcast a story in which Dr. Lox successfully treated a soccer player with foot AVN with stem cells. The soccer player was told by 2 orthopedic surgeons to give up athletics because she needed her ankle fused. Her father sought out Dr. Lox and stem cells made her pain go away. The next season she was the leading scorer on her team.
Dr. Lox frequently presents at national and international stem cell conferences to stay at the forefront of stem cell medicine. Dr. Lox does admit that presenting in Europe has its advantages – including the ability to nurture international contacts and the chance to spend a few days of R&R. Dr. Lox’s last presentation in Izmir, Turkey which is on the coast, allowed the luxury of spending some time in the Aegean Greek Isles. It’s hard work, but Dr. Lox will gladly do it for his patients.
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.