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Baseball Scout with Severe AVN Consults Dr. Lox

May 05, 2014

Baseball Scout with Severe AVN Consults Dr. Lox A baseball scout for a professional team began having progressive hip pain. Eventually, he presented to an orthopedic surgeon after x-rays and MRI’s was found to have AVN of both hips. There was no trauma or medical ailments,  no corticosteroid use. It was presumed idiopathic ( unknown cause). He consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, a sports and regenerative medicine physician in the Tampa Bay, Florida area for stem cell treatment.  Dr. Lox…

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Hip Pain With AVN treated with Stem Cells by Dr. Lox

Apr 29, 2014

Hip Pain With AVN treated with Stem Cells by Dr. Lox Avascular Necrosis (AVN)  is most frequently found in the hip joint with occurrence in the femoral head. AVN (avascular necrosis) has many other names. Osteonecrosis, Aseptic necrosis, Ischemic necrosis, Bone Infarction, and even Bone Infraction have been used to describe the condition. Avascular Necrosis occurs when there is disruption of the blood supply to the bone (avascular), which in turns leads to bone cell death (necrosis). A patient with AVN…

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Are Stem Cells an Alternative to Hip Replacement? Both Hips are Bad with Arthritis

Feb 03, 2014

Are Stem Cells an Alternative to Hip Replacement? Both Hips are Bad with Arthritis Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Hip pain is a common complaint as we age. Unfortunately, if you are diagnosed with hip arthritis as you age, the chances of both hips being affected are great. Sometimes, isolated single hip pain with arthritis does occur, especially with preexisting trauma. Sometimes, the pain comes on slowly over time and coincides with developing arthritis over time, however it is…

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Arthroscopy or Stem Cells for Hip Pain?

Jan 23, 2014

Arthroscopy or Stem Cells for Hip Pain? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Arthroscopy for Labral tears of the hip has increased in recent years. In the past these were treated with surgery now it is becoming increasingly more frequent. Especially in athletes. There are many problems with treating these hip Labral tears. MRIs may be misleading with false positives. Some are advocating MRI- arthrography or MRA as more sensitive. There is an MRI available today that has contrast injected…

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Bahamian Seeks Stem Cell Treatment From Florida Doctor

Dec 03, 2013

Bahamas: A Cruise to Get Stem Cell Treatment From Florida Doctor Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports and regenerative medicine specialist located in Florida, sees patients from all over – across town, out of town out of state, and yes even out of the country. Dr. Lox has developed a specialized practice in regenerative medicine that  services those who are looking for treatment that provides relief from pain and the ability to lead a…

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Hip Osteoarthritis (OA) Treated with Stem Cell Therapy

Sep 05, 2013

Hip Osteoarthritis (OA) Treated with Stem Cell Therapy   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Hip osteoarthritis (OA) may be severely disabling. Often the recommendation for total hip replacement is made.  Patients often seek alternatives to hip replacement surgery. One alternative is regenerative medicine therapy, which includes Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). When the hip is causing problems walking, and doing daily activities become compromised. This may be a opportune time to further evaluate the potential of…

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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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Chondrolysis: When Your Joint Won’t Stop Breaking Down Consider Stem Cells

Jul 25, 2013

Chondrolysis: When Your Joint Won’t Stop Breaking Down Consider Stem Cells  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl   Chondrolysis has been associated with shoulder arthroscopies that utilizes pain pumps afterwards with local anesthetics such as Marcaine (Bupivacaine) or Xylocaine (Lidocaine). It may have an increased risk when epinephrine is used in the pump. Chondrolysis is basically a severe shoulder arthritis that just keep wearing down until their is no cartilage left. These post arthroscopy pain anesthetic pumps have been taken…

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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) OR OSTEONECROSIS OF THE HIP AND STEM CELL THERAPY

Jun 11, 2013

AVASCULAR NECROSIS (AVN) OR OSTEONECROSIS OF THE HIP AND STEM CELL THERAPY        Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Treatment of hip pain with avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis, is complicated. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is also referred to as aseptic necrosis, ischemic necrosis or bone infarction. AVN occurs when the blood supply to the bone has been impaired. This renders the bone avascular (ischemic) and without oxygen and nutrients. The bone subsequently dies in the region without blood supply.…

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