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Knee AVN In a Lupus Patient Desires Knee Stem Cell Therapy with Dr. Lox

Jan 11, 2019

Knee AVN Knee AVN or Avascular Necrosis from Lupus is less common than AVN of the hip, however patients do consult and discuss Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy for Knee AVN with Dennis M. Lox M.D. This patient had Lupus for years, and then developed knee pain of unknown origin. It took many specialists to finally diagnose knee AVN. By this time no one had any ideas for her expect when her knee wore out to get a knee…

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Knee Osteonecrosis – Call for Stem Cell Therapy Help From Greece

Nov 15, 2013

Call for Stem Cell Therapy Help From Greece Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A patient in Greece with knee osteonecrosis /avascular necrosis (AVN) contacted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for help with management of osteonecrosis /AVN. Osteonecrosis or AVN is a condition where the blood supply to the bone is disrupted resulting in a area of bone dying or becoming necrotic. Dr. Lox is contacted frequently for help from patients all over the world. Every accommodation is attempted for out…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) at Multiple Sites

Oct 13, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) at Multiple Sites Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular Necrosis (AVN) may be associated with trauma, it may be idiopathic, or it could result from a number of medical disorders. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is the result of a loss or disruption to blood flow to an area of bone. Common areas for AVN are the hip, knee and shoulder. It may also occur bilaterally or in both hips, or may be seen in the hip and…

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Avascular Necrosis AVN and Corticosteroids

Aug 29, 2013

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Corticosteroids Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Avascular Necrosis (AVN) can be seen with trauma, may be idiopathic or of unknown etiology, or seen with disease states. The association with corticosteroid use (cortisone) is nebulous. It has a definite increased risk after taking cortisone compounds, yet is hard to pin down who and when it may occur. It occurs more frequently with high doses, especially intravenous administration. Steroid treated asthma or pulmonary conditions, and autoimmune disorders…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Hip in a Runner

Aug 26, 2013

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip in a Runner Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL      Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis, may result from trauma, be idiopathic (unknown cause) or from a variety of other factors. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is the result of disruption of blood flow (avascular or ischemic) to the bone, which results in bone cell death (necrosis). Athletes who develop AVN may develop joint collapse, and in the hip this may be career ending. This was the…

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I Feel So Good, I Forgot My Cane

Aug 23, 2013

I Feel So Good, I Forgot My Cane Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A very interesting thing happened today. A woman who received stem cell therapy to both knees for severe osteoarthritis two months ago returned for followup. Her initial appointment showed marked difficulty walking (antalgic gait), knee swelling, difficulty going from sitting to standing. 2 months later she had no pain, no swelling, walked freely without her cane. best antivirus software for mac The patient, her son, and…

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Failed Knee Meniscal Surgery in a Rodeo Star Treatment with Stem Cells

Aug 21, 2013

Failed  Knee Meniscal Surgery in a Rodeo Star Treatment with Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Most sports that are physical can injure the knee meniscus. Current standard treatments for athletes and non- athletes include surgical debridement of the knee meniscus. These may result in short term improvement in symptoms due to mechanical decompression of the knee joint. However, knee meniscal resection is not always successful. For the athlete with  a failed knee surgery, the impact on their…

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Stem Cells in Soccer Player

Aug 15, 2013

   Teenage soccer player under goes stem cell treatment I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old. I have played with many different club teams and in different leagues and I hoped to play in college or professionally in the future. However, in December 2012, I was told that I had Avascular Necrosis of the navicular bone. I’m not sure how it happened but I went to 5 different doctors to treat my ankle. The first four…

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Knee Osteoarthritis: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Aug 14, 2013

Knee Osteoarthritis: the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL       What do you do when your told your knee is so bad that you need a total knee replacement (TKR) ? Knee Replacement surgery is not always successful. Complications such as infection, blood clots, the need for additional knee surgery are realities of contemplating knee surgery. Alternatives to knee surgery, such as Regenerative medicine techniques Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy may…

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“I Wished My Knee x-rays Looked like that”……”Those Are Your x-rays”

Jul 05, 2013

“I Wished My Knee x-rays Looked like that”……”Those Are Your x-rays”  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl     What started as an odd dialogue. Became quite compelling. Translation. The patient has been in many doctors offices, and had pick up a few things in his journeys. He was good enough to glance at an x-ray and realize that the x-ray film had space between the knee bone, and he was told his own  knee was bone on bone.       There…

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