Teen Canadian with Hip AVN Flies to Beverly Hills, California
A teenager developed post-traumatic Hip Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and consulted Dennis M. Lox, M.D. According to the orthopedic surgeon, the patient’s only option was to wait until his hip fell apart and get a total hip replacement.
He decided to fly from Canada for stem cell treatment at the Beverly Hills, California office. Dr. Lox explained the entire process, the process of Hip AVN, and stem cell and Regenerative Medicine.
Avascular Necrosis (AVN)
Dr. Lox treats athletes with post-traumatic Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and AVN that arises from other etiologies. Furthermore, several younger patients with post-traumatic AVN return to their sports post-treatment.
Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is when blood flow to a region of bone is disrupted (avascular or ischemia) and leads to bone cell death (necrosis). When the necrotic bone collapses, it will lead to rapid degeneration of the bone or severe arthritis. When a patient presents with necrosis surgeons recommended total joint replacement but there is an alternative option.
Young patients who undergo hip or other joint replacement therapy will wear their prosthetic joint out at a young age and lead to another joint replacement. This occurs while still at a relatively young age resulting in lack of options eventually except fusion of the joint.
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About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.