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Stem Cells in Soccer Player

Aug 15, 2013

   Teenage soccer player under goes stem cell treatment I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old. I have played with many different club teams and in different leagues and I hoped to play in college or professionally in the future. However, in December 2012, I was told that I had Avascular Necrosis of the navicular bone. I’m not sure how it happened but I went to 5 different doctors to treat my ankle. The first four…

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AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) or OSTEONECROSIS AND SPORTS TRAUMA

Aug 13, 2013

  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular necrosis (AVN) or Osteonecrosis is a condition in which the blood supply to the bone is disrupted leading to cellular death of a portion of the bone. The loss of blood supply is known as avascular or ischemic, while the ensuing consequences lead to loss of oxygen and nutrition to bone cells resulting in bone cell death or necrosis. Trauma, is the leading cause of blood supply disruption. Sports and athletes may…

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Navicular (Ankle) Avascular Necrosis (AVN) in A Soccer Player treated With Stem Cells

Jul 16, 2013

Navicular (Ankle) Avascular Necrosis (AVN) in A Soccer Player treated With Stem Cells        Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl       A teenage soccer player sustained a  traumatic injury to her ankle. This resulted in loss of playing time and eventual discontinuation of soccer. She was not initially diagnosed avascular necrosis (AVN) that was considered early in her treatment, yet when he diagnosis of AVN was made, the surgical considerations were all negative on her return…

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Idiopathic osteonecrosis (AVN) of the Scaphoid

Jul 08, 2013

Idiopathic osteonecrosis (AVN) of the Scaphoid  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) is a  condition that results when the blood supply to the bone is disrupted and cellular death occurs to the bone. The bone in the wrist that it  commonly occurs to is called the Scaphoid. Trauma is a frequent precipitating event that impairs the blood supply, however there are unexplained cases known as idiopathic osteonecrosis or Avascular necrosis (AVN) that there is…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment

Jun 29, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Talus (Ankle) and Stem Cell Treatment   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL   Avascular necrosis of the talus occurs when the ankle bone or the talus develops necrosis as the result of a disruption of the blood supply to the bone. The term avascular refers to loss of blood supply, and the term necrosis, refers to bone cell death as a result of the lost blood supply. Other terms for avascular necrosis (AVN) include osteonecrosis,…

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Hip AVN may be bilateral (both hips) or may occur in the hip and knee.

Jun 25, 2013

HIP AVN AND STEM CELLS Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip is the most frequent site of avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the hip becomes disrupted and a portion of the hip bone (femur) dies. AVN is sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN is seen with trauma when the blood supply is disrupted. Other times there is no clear reason for the…

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AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) OR OSTEONECROSIS OF THE HIP AND STEM CELL THERAPY

Jun 11, 2013

AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) OR OSTEONECROSIS OF THE HIP AND STEM CELL THERAPY        Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Treatment of hip pain with avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis, is complicated. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as aseptic necrosis, ischemic necrosis or bone infarction. AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone has been impaired. This renders the bone avascular (ischemic) and without oxygen and nutrients. The bone subsequently dies in the region without blood supply.…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee in a Soccer Player

Jun 08, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee in a Soccer Player Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl       Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is difficult at best for most patients, for competitive athletes it may be career ending. Athletes with Avascular Necrosis (AVN) must have a stable joint that is not collapsing, and withstand the stress of athletic participation. The knee is under great stress in soccer. A concern with AVN is also secondary degenerative arthritis that results from decay of…

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Both Knees Replaced Now What?

Jun 04, 2013

Both Knees Replaced Now What?  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Most individuals would rather avoid knee replacement. It is fairly common that both knees have extensive arthritis at the same time.  Some patients opt for both knees to be replaced at the same time. This has pros and cons, and definitely is more difficult in the short run. There are times when  both knees are replaced successfully, as well as one knee followed by the other. What about when…

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Avoiding Hip Replacement? Regenerative Therapy: Stem Cells

May 29, 2013

Avoiding Hip Replacement? Regenerative Therapy: Stem Cells   Many Musicians who perform live have had hip ailments. Rumor has it Prince needs double hip replacement surgery, but after conversion to Jehovah’s Witness he wishes to avoid the blood associated hip surgery. Another musician who struggled with hip pain Steve Perry, of Journey fame, ultimately had the hip replacement procedure. Perry was afflicted with hip problems at an earlier age, and it affected planned concert tours leading to his departure from…

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