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High School Football Player with Foot AVN

Nov 05, 2014

High School Football Player with Foot AVN Consults Dr. Lox For Stem Cell Therapy. A high school football player sustained a foot injury after being injured when his foot was essentially run over. Initially, it was felt to be soft tissue injuries as x-rays were normal. The pain persisted, limiting his ability to walk long distances and precluding running. Obviously, return to playing football was impossible. An MRI was ordered which revealed avascular necrosis (AVN) of the forefoot. The only…

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Athletes with AVN Treated with Stem Cells in Valencia, Spain

Nov 03, 2014

Athletes with AVN Treated with Stem Cells in Valencia, Spain. Dennis M. Lox, MD, frequently lectures both nationally and internationally. His most recent lecture was September 26-29 in Valencia, Spain. Dr. Lox presented his findings on the treatment of athletes with avascular necrosis (AVN) with Stem Cell Therapy. The lecture was well received by an international audience of clinicians. In addition, Dr. Lox served as moderator for the Regenerative Medicine Conference and provided the opening speech. It is through the…

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Wrist Pain from TFCC Tears and AVN

Oct 08, 2014

Wrist Pain from TFCC Tears and AVN. Wrist pain may develop from multiple factors. Trauma can injure many different wrist anatomical parts. This complex variety of structures in the wrist can create a dilemma in diagnosing wrist problems. The wrist is composed of the two long bones of the forearm, the radius, and ulna, as well as the two rows of carpal bones. Each bone is connected to another adjacent bone by ligaments. Additional cartilage lines the bone articulations to…

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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…

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Patient consults Dr. Lox for HIP AVN Stem Cell treatment

Jun 18, 2014

Patient From Bangladesh With Hip AVN Consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cells Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in Stem Cell Therapy was consulted by a patient from far away from Bangladesh for avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip. Avascular necrosis (AVN) has also been referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone has been disrupted (avascular), and this leads to bone cell death (necrosis). AVN may occur in any…

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Ankle AVN: Soccer Patient from London England Consults Dr. Lox For Stem Cells

Jun 16, 2014

Soccer Patient from London England Consults Dr. Lox For Ankle AVN Stem Cells Avascular Necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the bone is disrupted leading to bone cell death or necrosis. Previous options have been surgical and often eliminate the ability to return to sports participation. Many athletes have turned to Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert for stem cell therapy as an alternative to surgery when diagnosed with AVN. Athletes diagnosed with AVN…

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Brazilian with Knee Osteoarthritis Consults Dr. Dennis Lox for Knee Stem Cell Therapy

Jun 06, 2014

Brazilian with Knee Osteoarthritis Consults Dennis M. Lox, MD, for Knee Stem Cell Therapy Stem cells for knee pain may arise for a multitude of reasons.  Knee arthritis may take many forms. Meniscal tears that degenerate or do not heal. Postoperative tears that do not heal or degenerate over time. Osteochondral defects. Avascular necrosis (AVN) that has resulted in joint collapse. When a patient from Brazil contacted Dennis M. Lox, MD,, he had meniscal and osteochondral defects. He was interested…

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Elite Collegiate Rower With Wrist AVN Undergoes Stem Cells With Dr. Dennis Lox

May 28, 2014

Elite Collegiate Rower With Wrist AVN Undergoes Stem Cells With Dennis M. Lox, MD,  When a collegiate rower with a college scholarship develops wrist avascular necrosis (AVN), this is a major dilemma. Avascular necrosis occurs when the blood supply to the bone becomes disrupted, leading to ischemia that results in bone cell death or necrosis. The bone then may collapse and develop a rapid secondary osteoarthritis. This patient injured his scaphoid bone (a bone in the mid-wrist), while playing basketball.…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Can Arise in Multiple Sites

May 22, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Can Arise in Multiple Sites When the unfortunate news that avascular necrosis (AVN) has made it’s pretty traumatic. Yet, in non-traumatic avascular necrosis (AVN), it may arise in many sites. AVN in both hips is a common presentation, however, finding AVN in a hip and a knee can occur. This often confounds the physician because patients frequently complain of pain in many sites, thus a high index of suspicion for poly-AVN, must be readily at hand. Dennis…

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Femur Fracture at Age 10 Results in AVN a Decade Later, Patient Opts for Stem Cell Therapy and Not Surgery

May 21, 2014

Femur Fracture at Age 10 Results in AVN a Decade Later, Patient Opts for Stem Cell Therapy and Not Surgery Dennis M. Lox, MD, consulted a female patient in her 20’s with AVN who was told she needed a total hip replacement.  The patient did not want surgery and contacted Dr. Lox for Stem Cell Therapy instead. When she was 10 she fractured her femur and had screws surgically placed but developed AVN when her femoral head collapsed. The patient underwent…

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