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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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My Neck Hurts are Stem Cells an option

Aug 27, 2013

My Neck Hurts: are Stem Cells an option? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL I get this question a lot. It depends on what is wrong. If I am contacted overseas or cross country, I try and pinpoint a diagnosis. This is not always the case as there is no substitute for a thorough medical examination. I have a patient in New York City, a model and fashion designer with extreme neck and arm pain. Sitting increases her pain. She…

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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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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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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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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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Navicular (Ankle) Avascular Necrosis (AVN) in A Soccer Player treated With Stem Cells

Jul 16, 2013

Navicular (Ankle) Avascular Necrosis (AVN) in A Soccer Player treated With Stem Cells        Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl       A teenage soccer player sustained a  traumatic injury to her ankle. This resulted in loss of playing time and eventual discontinuation of soccer. She was not initially diagnosed avascular necrosis (AVN) that was considered early in her treatment, yet when he diagnosis of AVN was made, the surgical considerations were all negative on her return…

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Soccer Star Edson Buddle has Knee PRP

Jul 09, 2013

Soccer Star Edson Buddle has Knee PRP  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl        After a chronic knee ailment a torn meniscus did not respond to surgery. The soccer star opted for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Many elite athletes are turning to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for knee problems.  Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, and Troy Polamalu all have had their knees treated.      Dennis M. Lox, MD, has treated many soccer players. Soccer is a grueling sport and…

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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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