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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip: Dr. Lox Treats with Stem Cells

May 08, 2014

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip: Dr. Lox Treats with Stem Cells Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist has treated his share of difficult cases. Avascular necrosis (AVN) also referred to as ischemic necrosis and osteonecrosis, occurs when the blood flood flow to the bone is disrupted leading to bone cell death (necrosis). The problem with this is that if the necrotic zone collapses, it leads to rapid secondary osteoarthritis (joint destruction). The leading cause of AVN…

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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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