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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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Knee Osteoarthritis: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Aug 14, 2013

Knee Osteoarthritis: the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL       What do you do when your told your knee is so bad that you need a total knee replacement (TKR) ? Knee Replacement surgery is not always successful. Complications such as infection, blood clots, the need for additional knee surgery are realities of contemplating knee surgery. Alternatives to knee surgery, such as Regenerative medicine techniques Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy 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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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) 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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Shoulder Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Stem Cells

May 31, 2013

Shoulder Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Stem Cells  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater,FL Avascular necrosis (AVN) has many synonyms. Osteonecrosis, ischemic necrosis,  aseptic necrosis, bone infarction all refer to the same process. Avascular necrosis (AVN), refers to a condition in which the blood supply (vasculature) becomes disrupted and the region of bone that is supplied with that blood dies (necrosis). The terms osteo refers to bone and necrosis means cell death Thus, the term osteonecrosis. Ischemic and avascular both refer to…

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TAMPA BAY FLORIDA DOCTOR DISCUSSES CHRONIC WRIST PAIN

Apr 30, 2013

     TAMPA BAY FLORIDA DOCTOR DISCUSSES CHRONIC WRIST PAIN, TFCC TEARS, AVN, REGENERATIVE THERAPY, PRP AND STEM CELL THERAPY Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Chronic wrist disorders are troubling for the patient whether it is their dominant hand or not. New horizons are focusing on regenerative therapies, biologics, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy for restorative and tissue repair effects. Wrist pain that fails to improve with conservative management may be the result of osteoarthritis, ligamentous injury,…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Apr 09, 2013

    Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular necrosis is an ischemic change (loss of blood supply) that occurs in a portion of bone.  This may be traumatic or non-traumatic and may occur in multiple areas, mostly commonly affecting the hip, knee, shoulder, and wrist.  It tends to be most frequently occurring in middle-aged males 20 to 50 years of age and is often bilateral.  There has been an association with corticosteroids (cortisone) and…

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Avascular Necrosis

Mar 19, 2013

           What is Avascular Necrosis? mobile phone spy software Saint Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater, Fl Avascular necrosis is an ischemic change (loss of blood supply) that occurs in a portion of bone.  This may be traumatic or non-traumatic and may occur in multiple areas, mostly commonly affecting the hip, knee, shoulder, and wrist.  It tends to be most frequently occurring in middle-aged males 20 to 50 years of age and is often bilateral.  There has been an association with corticosteroids (cortisone)…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Knee

Mar 19, 2013

Knee Avascular Necrosis Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater Fl   Avascular necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis of the knee can be a debilitating progressive disease of the knee in which the subchondral bone loses vascular supply and a portion of the bone dies.  This can lead to subchondral collapse resulting in severely erosive degenerative arthritis.  Initially, it was felt to be a disorder that involved predominantly the medial femoral condyle of the knee.  Now, researchers have expanded the…

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