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.
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