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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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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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Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis

Feb 28, 2014

Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Occurs Without a Known Cause . Sometimes AVN (Avascular Necrosis) can be linked to trauma or excessive corticosteroid use, however in idiopathic Avascular Necrosis the reason is elusive. Avascular necrosis has been referred to as ischemic necrosis, aseptic necrosis, osteonecrosis, bone infarction, and bone infraction. All terms meant to describe a condition in which the blood supply to the bone has been disrupted and bone cell death (necrosis)occurs. As the etiology of idiopathic Avascular Necrosis remains elusive,…

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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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Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) and Stem Cell Therapy

Nov 22, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) and Stem Cell Therapy Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN), sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, ischemic necrosis, bone infarction or aseptic necrosis, is a troubling condition. Basically, avascular necrosis ( AVN) refers to a situation in which the blood supply to a region of bone has been disrupted. This loss of blood supply known as ischemia or avascular, leads to bone cell death (necrosis) as the loss of blood supply results in loss of…

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Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Oct 05, 2013

Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Ischemic necrosis or Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone is disrupted and then the bone dies or becomes necrotic. This may result from trauma such as a sporting injury, or medical disorders. AVN occurs in most joints, but is more commonly seen in the hips, shoulders, and knees. Avascular necrosis (AVN) may be seen in medical conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis,…

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Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells

Sep 27, 2013

Ischemic Necrosis or Avascular Necrosis and Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Ischemic necrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone is disrupted, and then the bone dies or becomes necrotic. This may result from trauma such as a sports injury or medical disorders. Avascular necrosis (AVN) can occur in most any joint, but is more commonly seen in the hips, shoulders, and knees. AVN may be seen in medical conditions…

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