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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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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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