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A North Carolina Woman with Lupus, AVN Hips, now AVN Shoulder

Apr 18, 2019

A North Carolina Woman with Lupus, AVN Hips, now AVN Shoulder AVN is complicated enough, adding Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, long term corticosteroid usage, and multi-joint AVN to the equation makes it far more complicated. Especially when both hips have been replaced due to advanced AVN, and now the AVN is in the shoulders. This is the history a 46-year-old North Carolina woman gave to Dr. Lox. Not an easy story, but nothing new to Dr. Lox. The Problem with Systemic…

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Hip AVN or Osteonecrosis: Dennis Lox M.D.

Apr 06, 2019

Hip AVN or Osteonecrosis: Dennis Lox M.D. Hip Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as osteonecrosis. Dennis Lox M.D. is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, with special expertise in AVN or Osteonecrosis. The hip is the most commonly affected joint with AVN.  Trauma, including sports injuries, leads the list of causes. What is AVN or Osteonecrosis? Avascular necrosis is a disorder of bone. It occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired. This…

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Hip AVN – Elite Soccer Player From Australia

Oct 26, 2018

Hip AVN – Elite Soccer Player From Australia Consults Dennis M. Lox, MD,.   AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone becomes disrupted. Eventually, AVN  leads to ischemia and bone cell death (necrosis). For athletes, an AVN injury could be career ending so preventing rapid secondary degenerative arthritis should be the focus. When the bone collapses and the joint erodes joint replacement is imminent. On the other hand, if prevention of joint collapse occurs then it may be possible to…

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Teen Baseball Player with Hip Pain and Hip AVN or Osteonecrosis

Sep 10, 2018

Teen Baseball Player with Hip Pain and Hip AVN Consults Dennis M. Lox M.D. A teen soccer player presented to Dr. Lox with an ankle (navicular bone) AVN and was treated with stem cell therapy. Prior to the treatment, she was told she would need an ankle fusion and would never be able to play soccer again. After her ankle stem cell therapy, she returned to play soccer and was the leading scorer on her high school team as a…

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UCLA Professor Consults Dr. Lox on Hip Pain From AVN

Jul 31, 2018

UCLA Professor Consults Dr. Lox on Hip Pain From AVN A University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) professor was diagnosed with hip pain from hip AVN. He was an avid athlete in multi-sports including decades of bodybuilding. He wished to have an alternative to hip replacement surgery, so he consulted with Dennis M. Lox M.D. for treatment in his Beverly Hills, California office. Dr. Lox, an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine has a special expertise in hip pain…

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A Patient from New York with hip AVN consults Dr. Lox

Jul 14, 2018

Regenerative Therapy and Hip AVN A patient from New York presented to Dr. Lox with hip AVN.  AVN is also known as osteonecrosis and occurs when the blood flow to a region of bone is impaired, which leads to bone cell death. What Causes AVN? Regenerative Medicine has become an increasingly popular alternative strategy for the treatment of AVN (hip). The gravest concern with the diagnosis of avascular necrosis is the necrotic region of bone may collapse, leading to rapid…

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Patient from New York with Hip AVN states he is 100% better

Aug 01, 2017

Hip Avascular Necrosis (AVN) A patient with hip avascular necrosis (AVN) who lives in New York, flew to see Dennis M. Lox M.D. an expert in stem cell therapy in his Tampa Bay, Florida clinic. Dr. Lox also maintains an active practice in Beverly Hills, California. The patient elected to proceed with stem cell therapy for his hip AVN after Dr. Lox explained the process, gave him a better understanding of avascular necrosis (AVN), and what to expect during the…

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Patient consults Dr. Lox for HIP AVN Stem Cell treatment

Jun 18, 2014

Patient From Bangladesh With Hip AVN Consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cells Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in Stem Cell Therapy was consulted by a patient from far away from Bangladesh for avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip. Avascular necrosis (AVN) has also been referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis. AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone has been disrupted (avascular), and this leads to bone cell death (necrosis). AVN may occur in any…

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A Patient From Iran Consults Dr. Lox for Hip Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Mar 18, 2014

A Patient From Iran Consults Dr. Lox for Hip Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A patient from Iran consults Dennis M. Lox, MD, – an expert in Regenerative Medicine and Sports Medicine. The patient describes herself as physically fit, an avid exerciser, but has developed bilateral hip avascular necrosis (AVN) as a result of possible exogenous corticosteroid administration for the treatment of a mild case of an autoimmune disorder. The patient has had no real promise…

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Bilateral Hip Avascular Necrosis Treated With Stem Cell Therapy

Nov 30, 2013

Bilateral Hip Avascular Necrosis Treated With Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, ischemic necrosis and bone infarction, all refer to the same medical disorder. Avascular and ischemic refer to loss of blood flow to a region of bone. This loss of blood flow results in the region of bone dying or becoming necrotic. Hence the names avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis, and ischemic necrosis. So what does all this…

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