Navicular (Ankle) Avascular Necrosis (AVN) in A Soccer Player treated With Stem Cells
Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl
A teenage soccer player sustained a traumatic injury to her ankle. This resulted in loss of playing time and eventual discontinuation of soccer. She was not initially diagnosed avascular necrosis (AVN) that was considered early in her treatment, yet when he diagnosis of AVN was made, the surgical considerations were all negative on her return to play, and even consideration of ankle joint fusion was made. Ankle fusion of a young athlete is contrary to the vision of Dennis M. Lox, MD,. This was unacceptable for an elite athlete In her prime years, yet with this athlete even though she was young the discussion of fusion was premature, Her parents knew better and sought out Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports Medicine and Regenerative specialist, as an alternative treatment strategy that could give her regenerative treatment with stem cells. They intuitively knew, which a lot of patients don’t, is that a teenage soccer player with a fused ankle will develop arthritis down the road. They did not wish this for their daughter. Additionally, her sports career in soccer would be over.
Clinically, she has done well. No pain, swelling or tenderness at all after the stem cell procedure. Followup MRI’s have demonstrated resolution of her AVN. Dr. Lox has presented her case in lectures in international scientific meetings on stem cell research, to illustrate the complexities and the success achievable with athletes with avascular necrosis (AVN).
Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Orlando and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 and 33765 areas, our offices can be reached at (727) 462-5582 (Clearwater) and (727) 817-1909 (New Port Richey). Call to schedule your visit today.
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.