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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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From Florida to Dallas to Denver to Montana Stem Cell Therapy is a Hot Topic

Aug 27, 2013

From Florida to Dallas to Denver, to Montana: Stem Cell Therapy is a Hot Topic On a recent vacation to run away from life and find peace. Stem Cell Therapy followed me. I ran out of business cards. It seems many people are researching the implications and uses of stem cells to treat orthopedic conditions. From Rodeo stars, to accountants with failed knee surgery, there is a captivated audience. People are generally excited about this Regenerative medicine technology. By weeks…

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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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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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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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Autoimmune Disorders and Stem Cells

Jul 12, 2013

Autoimmune Disorders and Stem Cells    Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Autoimmune disorders, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Chrohn’s disorder and the Seronegative Spondyloarthopathies like ankylosing spondylitis don’t get much mainstream attention from the press as their more common counterparts osteoarthritis. However, Regenerative Medicine is actively pursuing autoimmune disorders with stem cell treatments. The treatment of extremity complaints such as knee, shoulder, hip and wrist pain is not even close to the occurrence of low back pain says…

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Knee Stem Cells versus Total Knee Replacement

Jul 10, 2013

Knee Stem Cells versus Total Knee Replacement Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL       A lot patients inquire about alternatives to knee joint replacement. Some wish to just not have the surgery. Others have medical reasons that cannot undergo knee replacement. Some are too young and cannot afford to have their knee fused as they age. Others are athletes who wish to keep up their sport for as long as they can. Whatever the case, more patients are…

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) And Stem Cells for Low Back Pain

Jul 03, 2013

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) And Stem Cells for Low Back Pain    Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl      Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for many conditions in orthopedic and sports medicine. The treatment of chronic low back pain entails many different therapeutic measures, including surgery which is less than 50% successful in the United States.       Dennis M. Lox, MD, has specialized in treating musculoskeletal problems for over 20 years. When back surgery has failed, or if…

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KNEE PAIN: ACL AND MENISCAL TEAR IN A SKIER TREATED WITH STEM CELLS

Jul 02, 2013

KNEE PAIN: ACL AND MENISCAL TEAR IN A SKIER TREATED WITH STEM CELLS  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Can you make it back on the mountain after a serious wipeout without surgery? That is the question confronting Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy. Surgery has been the staple for  reconstructing the knee after a bad ski injury, just ask Lindsey Vonn and a host of others elite skiers. Even snowboarder Shaun White had knee surgery. Now Platelet Rich Plasma…

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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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