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A Patient From Hyderabad India with Hip AVN

Aug 20, 2014

A Patient From Hyderabad India with Hip AVN consulted with Dr. Lox regarding hip avascular necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis, ischemic necrosis, and aseptic necrosis.


 Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the bone affected is disrupted (avascular) leading to bone cell death (necrosis). Nearly every bone can develop AVN, however, the hip is the most frequent. Trauma is the leading cause, yet AVN may arise or be associated with the use of corticosteroids (cortisone), excessive alcohol usage, systemic autoimmune disorders (Lupus), and even decompression sickness.

Dr. Lox has expertise in the treatment of avascular necrosis (AVN) with Stem Cell Therapy. Stem cells may act in several ways in the treatment of AVN.  They may aid in revascularization, may differentiate into bone cells helping to replace the necrotic bone cells, and lastly stem cells may assist in stabilizing the hip joint affected. This is important because if the bone collapses it leads to a rapid secondary joint arthritis. This is what often leads to hip joint replacement. Many patients are interested in stem cell treatment to avoid hip joint replacement. This makes the consideration of Stem Cell Therapy a viable alternative treatment strategy.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

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.