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Hip AVN or Osteonecrosis: Dennis Lox M.D.

Apr 06, 2019

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 is AVN or Osteonecrosis? Avascular necrosis is a disorder of bone. It occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired. This…

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Knee AVN In a Lupus Patient Desires Knee Stem Cell Therapy with Dr. Lox

Jan 11, 2019

Knee AVN Knee AVN or Avascular Necrosis from Lupus is less common than AVN of the hip, however patients do consult and discuss Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy for Knee AVN with Dennis M. Lox M.D. This patient had Lupus for years, and then developed knee pain of unknown origin. It took many specialists to finally diagnose knee AVN. By this time no one had any ideas for her expect when her knee wore out to get a knee…

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Hip AVN – Elite Soccer Player From Australia

Oct 26, 2018

Hip AVN – Elite Soccer Player From Australia Consults Dennis M. Lox, MD,.   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 the joint erodes joint replacement is imminent. On the other hand, if prevention of joint collapse occurs then it may be possible to…

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UCLA Professor Consults Dr. Lox on Hip Pain From AVN

Jul 31, 2018

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 Hills, California office. Dr. Lox, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine has a special expertise in hip pain…

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

Jul 14, 2018

Regenerative Therapy and Hip AVN 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 treatment of AVN (hip). The gravest concern with the diagnosis of avascular necrosis is the necrotic region of bone may collapse, leading to rapid…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip or Femur

Jun 20, 2018

Hip or Femur Avascular Necrosis (AVN)  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 of bone becomes compromised, leading to bone cell death or necrosis. What Is Avascular Necrosis? Avascular necrosis occurs most frequently from trauma and the hip is the most…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

May 25, 2017

What is Hip AVN? 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 treated many athletes with stem cell therapy for Avascular Necrosis. The most common cause of AVN of the hip is trauma. Medical disorders such…

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Stem Cells, Athletes and AVN

May 15, 2017

Athletes Affected by 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 career and has ended many players careers. The most famous case was Bo Jackson the professional football and baseball player. Bo Jackson developed hip…

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Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells

Dec 11, 2015

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, followed by idiopathic or unknown causes. Excessive corticosteroids are also a frequent inciting factor. Cortisone treatments for respiratory ailments or autoimmune disorders are frequently associated factors. Stem cells have been considered a viable treatment strategy, as…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Lunate

Nov 06, 2014

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 risk factor or precipitating cause. Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the lunate is more commonly seen then AVN of the scaphoid. As with all traumatic injuries, they come in all shapes and forms. From all sports and occupations,…

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