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Avascular Necrosis Stem Cells

Jan 21, 2014

Avascular Necrosis Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also known as osteonecrosis or ischemic necrosis, is a condition that may lead to rapid deterioration or degeneration of the joint involved. It arises when the blood supply to the area of bone becomes disrupted (avascular or ischemia) leading to bone cell death (necrosis). The most common joints involved are the hip, knee, and shoulder. However almost any boney region may be affected. Common causes for the ischemia to the…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee Treated With Stem Cells

Jan 09, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee Treated With Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a condition in which the blood supply to a region of bone, in this case the knee, has been disrupted. The loss of blood supply results in bone cellular death referred to as necrosis. Thus, avascular (loss of blood supply ) results in bone death (necrosis). A patient with AVN of the knee consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports…

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Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis, Injuries, and Athletes

Jan 02, 2014

Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis, Injuries, and Athletes Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine physician in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, uses regenerative medicine as a non-surgical way to treat arthritis, injuries, and athletes with sports injuries of all kinds. Dr. Lox utilizes the patient’s own blood to concentrate the blood’s platelets, a technique called “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP), and the patients own stem cells. Both PRP and stem cells cannot…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Aseptic Necrosis or Osteonecrosis

Dec 20, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN)  Aseptic Necrosis or Osteonecrosis Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular necrosis (AVN) has been called by many other names: aseptic necrosis, osteonecrosis, bone infarction and even bone “infraction.” AVN is a condition in which the blood flow to a region of bone becomes impaired. This then results in bone cell death (necrosis). Treatment of AVN has been traditionally surgical in nature. Now, with the emergence of the field of regenerative medicine, treatment strategies with Platelet Rich…

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From Turkey to Florida, Patients Consult Dr. Lox for AVN

Dec 18, 2013

From Turkey to Florida, Patients Consult Dr. Lox Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist sees a variety of patients. Being among a select group of doctors who have practiced regenerative medicine for several years, Dr. Lox has the advantage of seeking counsel from patients and physicians from near an far away. Recently a Turkish doctor and patient sought Dr. Lox’s advice on stem cell therapy for avascular necrosis (AVN) of…

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Steroid-induced Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hips

Dec 17, 2013

Steroid-induced Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hips Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN), sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis or ischemic necrosis, may occur as the result of several conditions or incidents, trauma being the most common. However, excessive corticosteroid use (cortisone) is also a high-risk factor that can lead to steroid-induced avascular necrosis. Unfortunately, when associated with excessive cortisone (steroid) use, AVN often is bilateral (occurring in both hips). It may also present in the hip AND…

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Bilateral Hip Avascular Necrosis Treated With Stem Cell Therapy

Nov 30, 2013

Bilateral Hip Avascular Necrosis Treated With Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, ischemic necrosis and bone infarction, all refer to the same medical disorder. Avascular and ischemic refer to loss of blood flow to a region of bone. This loss of blood flow results in the region of bone dying or becoming necrotic. Hence the names avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis, and ischemic necrosis. So what does all this…

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Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) and Stem Cell Therapy

Nov 22, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) and Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN), sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, ischemic necrosis, bone infarction or aseptic necrosis, is a troubling condition. Basically, avascular necrosis ( AVN) refers to a situation in which the blood supply to a region of bone has been disrupted. This loss of blood supply known as ischemia or avascular, leads to bone cell death (necrosis) as the loss of blood supply results in loss of…

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Stem Cell Therapy: Dr. Dennis Lox Presents at World Conference on Regenerative Medicine

Nov 18, 2013

Stem Cell Therapy: Dennis M. Lox, MD, Presents at World Conference on Regenerative Medicine Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist presented on the treatment of a soccer player with avascular necrosis (AVN) of the leg successfully treated with stem cell therapy. The soccer player was unable to play and was told to give up soccer and possible have an ankle fusion. This was not a viable option for the patient.…

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Knee Osteonecrosis – Call for Stem Cell Therapy Help From Greece

Nov 15, 2013

Call for Stem Cell Therapy Help From Greece Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A patient in Greece with knee osteonecrosis /avascular necrosis (AVN) contacted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for help with management of osteonecrosis /AVN. Osteonecrosis or AVN is a condition where the blood supply to the bone is disrupted resulting in a area of bone dying or becoming necrotic. Dr. Lox is contacted frequently for help from patients all over the world. Every accommodation is attempted for out…

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