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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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Ankle AVN: Soccer Patient from London England Consults Dr. Lox For Stem Cells

Jun 16, 2014

Soccer Patient from London England Consults Dr. Lox For Ankle AVN Stem Cells Avascular Necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the bone is disrupted leading to bone cell death or necrosis. Previous options have been surgical and often eliminate the ability to return to sports participation. Many athletes have turned to Dennis M. Lox, MD, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert for stem cell therapy as an alternative to surgery when diagnosed with AVN. Athletes diagnosed with AVN…

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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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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Hip: An Unusual Presentation Treated with Stem Cells

May 06, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of The Hip: An Unusual Presentation Treated with Stem Cells Dr. Dennis  Lox an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine treats a lot of complicated problems including  AVN Avascular Necrosis  (AVN) or Osteonecrosis is a disorder in which the blood supply to the bone is disrupted leading to bone cell death (necrosis). Trauma is the leading cause of unilateral hip AVN. However, excessive corticosteroid administration, especially intravenous administration, is a known risk factor. The usual presentation is…

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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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Dr. Lox Discusses Spontaneous or Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Stem Cell Therapy in Both Hips

Mar 14, 2014

Dr. Lox Discusses Stem Cell Therapy for Spontaneous or Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis (AVN) in Both Hips Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis or aseptic necrosis, most commonly occurs after trauma. Sometimes it occurs without a known inciting event – this is referred to as idiopathic or an unknown cause. This is unsettling to most patients as it may have an insidious onset and the symptoms are advanced before the AVN is…

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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 (AVN or Osteonecrosis Treatment with Stem Cells)

Feb 14, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN or Osteonecrosis Treatment with Stem Cells) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis can be a significantly debilitating condition. New treatment strategies with stem cell treatment have been utilized to treat avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is most frequently seen in the hip. The large thigh bone known as the femur is most often affected with AVN at the top or femoral head. A frequent treatment option has been total…

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or Osteonecrosis Treatment with Stem Cells

Feb 06, 2014

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or Osteonecrosis Treatment with Stem Cells Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis can be a significantly debilitating condition. New treatment strategies with stem cell treatment have been utilized to treat avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis (AVN) is most frequently seen in the hip. The large thigh bone known as the femur is most often affected with AVN at the top or femoral head. A frequent treatment option has been total…

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