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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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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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Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Oct 05, 2013

Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Ischemic necrosis or Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone is disrupted and then the bone dies or becomes necrotic. This may result from trauma such as a sporting injury, or medical disorders. AVN occurs in most joints, but is more commonly seen in the hips, shoulders, and knees. Avascular necrosis (AVN) may be seen in medical conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis,…

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Shoulder Pain and Stem Cells

Oct 02, 2013

The Painful Shoulder and Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Shoulder pain can be a significant problem for anyone, especially athletes and those with physically demanding jobs. The shoulder is used for so many daily activities it is not realized until it becomes injured, or after shoulder surgery just how limiting the pain can be. Shoulder surgery is much more significant than knee surgery. The loss of mobility, and the effect on the simplest of activities including dressing…

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Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells

Sep 27, 2013

Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Ischemic necrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone is disrupted, and then the bone dies or becomes necrotic. This may result from trauma such as a sports injury or medical disorders. Avascular necrosis (AVN) can occur in most any joint, but is more commonly seen in the hips, shoulders, and knees. AVN may be seen in medical conditions…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hips – New Hope in Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Sep 25, 2013

Avascular Necrosis of the Hips – New Hope in Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Athletes who sustain trauma to their hips may develop a condition called avascular necrosis (AVN). Avascular necrosis occurs when the blood supply to the hip bone is disrupted leading the bone cells to die or become necrotic. This can obviously be career ending for an athlete. Bo Jackson, the professional football and baseball star, sustained AVN when…

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Ischemic Necrosis or, avascular necrosis (AVN): are Stem Cell a viable treatment option?

Sep 16, 2013

Ischemic Necrosis or, Avascular Necrosis (AVN): are Stem Cells a Viable Treatment Option? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Ischemic Necrosis also referred to as Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or Osteonecrosis, refers to a condition in which the blood supply to the bone has been disrupted. This results in cellular death of the bone or necrosis. Trauma is the leading cause of the ischemic or Avascular Necrosis (AVN). Sports injuries are a leading precipitating event. Devastating career ending injuries such as Bo…

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Avascular Necrosis AVN and Corticosteroids

Aug 29, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Corticosteroids Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular Necrosis (AVN) can be seen with trauma, may be idiopathic or of unknown etiology, or seen with disease states. The association with corticosteroid use (cortisone) is nebulous. It has a definite increased risk after taking cortisone compounds, yet is hard to pin down who and when it may occur. It occurs more frequently with high doses, especially intravenous administration. Steroid treated asthma or pulmonary conditions, and autoimmune disorders…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip in a Runner

Aug 26, 2013

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip in a Runner Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis, may result from trauma, be idiopathic (unknown cause) or from a variety of other factors. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is the result of disruption of blood flow (avascular or ischemic) to the bone, which results in bone cell death (necrosis). Athletes who develop AVN may develop joint collapse, and in the hip this may be career ending. This was the…

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Hip Pain and Avascular Necrosis treated with Stem Cell Therapy

Aug 22, 2013

Hip Pain and Avascular Necrosis treated with Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl A patient presented complaining of hip pain after a ski injury. He sustained a fracture of his hip and was surgically treated with metal rod. He continued to have complaints of pain and researched avascular necrosis. He consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for stem cell therapy as he was concerned with further hip degeneration and did not wish at a young age to have…

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