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Osteonecrosis of the femoral heads – Hip AVN

Oct 20, 2014

Osteonecrosis of the femoral heads – Hip AVN is a condition in which the vascular (blood supply) to a bone becomes impaired. This leads to ischemia (avascularity) and results in the area of the bone becoming necrotic or dying. The hip is the most frequent area afflicted with osteonecrosis. The area of the bone most commonly affected is the top portion of the long bone of the leg the femur. This top portion is known as the femoral head. The hip…

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A Patient With A Hip Labral Tear

Apr 19, 2014

A Patient With A Hip Labral Tear from Iran Consults Dennis M. Lox, MD,. A patient with a hip Labral tear from Iran consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, about using stem cells as opposed to surgery. The patient a competitive athlete was astute in his understanding that surgery is a form of trauma, and already having sustained a Labral tear that would further propel him towards early hip arthritis. Many studies have shown trauma leads to early arthritis, as well…

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