Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Shoulder Joint
Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl
Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) of the shoulder is a frequent joint afflicted with osteonecrosis or AVN.
The shoulder is highly susceptible to osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) when sports injury or trauma impairs blood flow to the humerus bone of the arm. This results in bone cellular death (necrosis).
After trauma and sports injuries in athletes, certain disease states can result in shoulder Osteonecrosis. Excessive cortisone or alcohol use can result in AVN. Autoimmune disorders such as Lupus or Rheumatoid arthritis are associated with elevated incidences of Osteonecrosis or AVN.
Dennis M. Lox, MD, has extensive experience in treating osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) with Stem Cell therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Dr. Lox has treated athletes with sports injuries leading to AVN as well as disorders that precipitated the development of AVN. Dr. Lox has treated various athletes with AVN from the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and foot in various sports disciplines, with Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Regenerative Medicine techniques such as Stem Cell Therapy and PRP are cutting edge treatment methods that may be considered with AVN, especially as an alternative to total shoulder or total joint replacement.
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.