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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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