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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip: Dr. Lox Treats with Stem Cells

May 08, 2014

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip: Dr. Lox Treats with Stem Cells Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist has treated his share of difficult cases. Avascular necrosis (AVN) also referred to as ischemic necrosis and osteonecrosis, occurs when the blood flood flow to the bone is disrupted leading to bone cell death (necrosis). The problem with this is that if the necrotic zone collapses, it leads to rapid secondary osteoarthritis (joint destruction). The leading cause of AVN…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Hip: An Unusual Presentation Treated with Stem Cells

May 06, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Hip: An Unusual Presentation Treated with Stem Cells Dr. Dennis  Lox an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine treats a lot of complicated problems including  AVN Avascular Necrosis  (AVN) or Osteonecrosis is a disorder in which the blood supply to the bone is disrupted leading to bone cell death (necrosis). Trauma is the leading cause of unilateral hip AVN. However, excessive corticosteroid administration, especially intravenous administration, is a known risk factor. The usual presentation is…

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Hip Pain With AVN treated with Stem Cells by Dr. Lox

Apr 29, 2014

Hip Pain With AVN treated with Stem Cells by Dr. Lox Avascular Necrosis (AVN)  is most frequently found in the hip joint with occurrence in the femoral head. AVN (avascular necrosis) has many other names. Osteonecrosis, Aseptic necrosis, Ischemic necrosis, Bone Infarction, and even Bone Infraction have been used to describe the condition. Avascular Necrosis occurs when there is disruption of the blood supply to the bone (avascular), which in turns leads to bone cell death (necrosis). A patient with AVN…

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A Patient From Iran Consults Dr. Lox for Hip Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Mar 18, 2014

A Patient From Iran Consults Dr. Lox for Hip Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A patient from Iran consults Dennis M. Lox, MD, – an expert in Regenerative Medicine and Sports Medicine. The patient describes herself as physically fit, an avid exerciser, but has developed bilateral hip avascular necrosis (AVN) as a result of possible exogenous corticosteroid administration for the treatment of a mild case of an autoimmune disorder. The patient has had no real promise…

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Dr. Lox Discusses Spontaneous or Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Stem Cell Therapy in Both Hips

Mar 14, 2014

Dr. Lox Discusses Stem Cell Therapy for Spontaneous or Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis (AVN) in Both Hips Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis or aseptic necrosis, most commonly occurs after trauma. Sometimes it occurs without a known inciting event – this is referred to as idiopathic or an unknown cause. This is unsettling to most patients as it may have an insidious onset and the symptoms are advanced before the AVN is…

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Shoulder AVN Fixed with Stem Cells

Feb 18, 2014

Shoulder AVN Fixed With Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine has been using the patients own stem cells to treat avascular necrosis (AVN) also known by other names such as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, or ischemic necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when an area of blood supply to the bone is disrupted (avascular), and this leads to a region of bone cell death (necrosis). The most devastating aspect…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN or Osteonecrosis Treatment with Stem Cells)

Feb 14, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN or Osteonecrosis Treatment with Stem Cells) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis can be a significantly debilitating condition. New treatment strategies with stem cell treatment have been utilized to treat avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is most frequently seen in the hip. The large thigh bone known as the femur is most often affected with AVN at the top or femoral head. A frequent treatment option has been total…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or Osteonecrosis Treatment with Stem Cells

Feb 06, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or Osteonecrosis Treatment with Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis can be a significantly debilitating condition. New treatment strategies with stem cell treatment have been utilized to treat avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is most frequently seen in the hip. The large thigh bone known as the femur is most often affected with AVN at the top or femoral head. A frequent treatment option has been total…

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Hip and Knee Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Jan 31, 2014

Hip and Knee Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular necrosis, often referred to as osteonecrosis, is a disorder in which the blood supply to the bone is disrupted – leading to the area of bone that is without blood supply becomes necrotic or die. Avascular necrosis (AVN) may result from various causes. Trauma is a leading cause. Various other systemic causes for AVN exist. These include high doses of corticosteroids (cortisone), autoimmune disorders (Rheumatoid Arthritis and…

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Out of State Athlete Consults

Jan 28, 2014

Out of State Athlete Consults Dr. Lox for Avascular Necrosis (AVN). A out of state athlete flew to Florida to consult Dennis M. Lox, MD, on treating  avascular necrosis (AVN) with stem cells. As a professional athlete,  avascular necrosis of the hip can be a career-ending condition. After doing extensive research on AVN, the patient decided to reach out after discovering Dr. Lox has treated many AVN patients. Having been offered microfracture surgery (drilling into the bone) and hip replacement,…

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