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Hip AVN or Osteonecrosis: Dennis Lox M.D.

Hip Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as osteonecrosis. Dennis Lox M.D. is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, with special expertise in AVN or Osteonecrosis. The hip is the most commonly affected joint with AVN.  Trauma, including sports injuries, leads the list of causes. What...

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Hip AVN – Elite Soccer Player From Australia

 AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone becomes disrupted. Eventually, AVN  leads to ischemia and bone cell death (necrosis). For athletes, an AVN injury could be career ending so preventing rapid secondary degenerative arthritis should be the focus. When the bone collapses and...

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UCLA Professor Consults Dr. Lox on Hip Pain From AVN

A University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) professor was diagnosed with hip pain from hip AVN. He was an avid athlete in multi-sports including decades of bodybuilding. He wished to have an alternative to hip replacement surgery, so he consulted with Dennis M. Lox M.D. for treatment in his Beverly...

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A Patient from New York with hip AVN consults Dr. Lox

A patient from New York presented to Dr. Lox with hip AVN.  AVN is also known as osteonecrosis and occurs when the blood flow to a region of bone is impaired, which leads to bone cell death. What Causes AVN? Regenerative Medicine has become an increasingly popular alternative strategy for the...

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip or Femur

Patients who are told they may have AVN are usually surprised and confused by the conflicting information they receive, which leads them to search for alternative strategies. Among those alternatives is Regenerative Medicine, specifically, Stem Cell Therapy. AVN arises when the blood supply to a region...

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Dennis M. Lox, MD, a stem cell expert has been treating Avascular Necrosis (AVN) for many years with stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox has seen nearly every type of AVN, in different joints and with different underlying causes. Preventing joint replacement is a desirable goal in many sports and Dr. Lox has...

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Stem Cells, Athletes and AVN

Athletes are prone to many types of injuries. Athletes are also turning towards stem cells for a variety of injury treatments. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) occurs when a region of bone dies due to lack of blood flow. This predisposes the area of necrotic bone to degenerate quickly. This can end an athletes...

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Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells

ed]https://youtu.be/HckKYKSDV8c[/embed] Avascular necrosis occurs most frequently in the hip. This is followed by the shoulders and then the knee. AVN however, may occur in any joint or bone, even the sesamoids of the foot or the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Trauma is the leading causative factor,...

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Lunate

tyle=”text-align: center;”> Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Lunate (Wrist) in a Sea Captain. Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the lunate is the most common bone affected with AVN in the hand. Idiopathic cases referred to as Keinbock’s disease is rare, with trauma being the most common...

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