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Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells

Sep 27, 2013

Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells


Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl

Ischemic necrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone is disrupted, and then the bone dies or becomes necrotic. This may result from trauma such as a sports injury or medical disorders.
Avascular necrosis (AVN) can occur in most any joint, but is more commonly seen in the hips, shoulders, and knees.
AVN may be seen in medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, sickle cell anemia, and after high dose steroid usage in certain conditions.
Stem Cell Therapy has been used to treat these conditions. Dennis M. Lox, MD, is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, concentrating on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy. Dr. Lox has expertise in ischemic or avascular necrosis from sports injuries to medical problems. If you are an athlete and think you may have AVN contact Dr. Lox, as early intervention may improve your outcome.

Picture of Dr. Lox in his office

About the Author

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.