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Hip AVN or Osteonecrosis: Dennis Lox M.D.

Apr 06, 2019

Hip AVN or Osteonecrosis: Dennis Lox M.D. Hip Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as osteonecrosis. Dennis Lox M.D. is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, with special expertise in AVN or Osteonecrosis. The hip is the most commonly affected joint with AVN.  Trauma, including sports injuries, leads the list of causes. What is AVN or Osteonecrosis? Avascular necrosis is a disorder of bone. It occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired. This…

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Hip AVN – Elite Soccer Player From Australia

Oct 26, 2018

Hip AVN – Elite Soccer Player From Australia Consults Dennis M. Lox, MD,.   AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone becomes disrupted. Eventually, AVN  leads to ischemia and bone cell death (necrosis). For athletes, an AVN injury could be career ending so preventing rapid secondary degenerative arthritis should be the focus. When the bone collapses and the joint erodes joint replacement is imminent. On the other hand, if prevention of joint collapse occurs then it may be possible to…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip or Femur

Jun 20, 2018

Hip or Femur Avascular Necrosis (AVN)  Patients who are told they may have AVN are usually surprised and confused by the conflicting information they receive, which leads them to search for alternative strategies. Among those alternatives is Regenerative Medicine, specifically, Stem Cell Therapy. AVN arises when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes compromised, leading to bone cell death or necrosis. What Is Avascular Necrosis? Avascular necrosis occurs most frequently from trauma and the hip is the most…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Lunate

Nov 06, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Lunate (Wrist) in a Sea Captain. Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the lunate is the most common bone affected with AVN in the hand. Idiopathic cases referred to as Keinbock’s disease is rare, with trauma being the most common risk factor or precipitating cause. Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the lunate is more commonly seen then AVN of the scaphoid. As with all traumatic injuries, they come in all shapes and forms. From all sports and occupations,…

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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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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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A Patient with AVN and SLE from India consults with Dr. Lox

May 21, 2014

A Patient with AVN and SLE from India consults with Dr. Lox Complicated patients are not always the norm. You see when getting a reputation for treating difficult patients with stem cell therapy or regenerative medicine treatments. Dennis M. Lox, MD, has his fair share of difficult and complicated cases. Autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, and scleroderma it is not uncommon to treat these autoimmune disorders with high doses of corticosteroids. Intravenous corticosteroids have a risk association for…

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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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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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