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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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Injured Ballet Dancer Turns to Stem Cells to Mend Foot AVN Injury

Feb 07, 2014

Injured Ballet Dancer Turns to Stem Cells to Mend Foot AVN Injury Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL An injured ballet dancer developed foot pain. Subsequently, she was diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) of the talus – a foot AVN injury. Living in another state in a large metropolitan area that would support the local arts, she did her research and contacted Dennis M. Lox, MD, to determine if she was a candidate for stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox has…

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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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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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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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Osteonecrosis Treatment With Stem Cell Therapy

Dec 11, 2013

Osteonecrosis Treatment With Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Osteonecrosis refers to bone death within the skeleton. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) refers to blood supply (a vasculature) this results in loss blood supply to the region of affected bone. This results in a bone’s cellular death followed by the possibility of joint collapse. Secondary arthritis may also rapidly occur in cases. The most common joints where osteonecrosis are found are: the hip, knee, and shoulder. Osteonecrosis or avascular…

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