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60 Year Old Tennis Player with Ankle Talar Dome AVN

tennis player with talar dome avn

A 60-year-old female Tennis player began treating with Dennis M. Lox M.D. for persistent ankle pain from talar dome AVN.

Ankle AVN is a relatively uncommon condition, however the experts in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, such as Dennis M.Lox M.D., should be ready, willing, and capable of handling all the needs of a AVN patient.

This includes a talar dome ankle AVN in a senior Tennis player with a goal to continue to play her sport.

Avascular Necrosis
Avascular Necrosis

There are many questions patients have, and it is a responsibility of the Regenerative Medicine specialist to ease the patient’s fears and answer all the patient’s, and family members’ questions, in a way that everyone understands.

Anxiety over which test or treatment is needed is paramount. Dr. Lox strives to help patients understand, alleviate fears, and make sure the patient is in the right place. It is this personalized care that sets Dr. Lox apart.

Personalized Medicine: There is No One-Size-Fits All for Each Unique Patient

You deserve the one on one attention to your care, and that is how excellent proper care should be done.

An informed, experienced expert welcomes questions, and moreover, he knows the answers and takes the time to explain willing.

Know the Patient and What to Ask

This athlete did not experience pain and ankle stiffness at 5000 steps. However, at 20,000 steps, her symptoms increased dramatically.

The first order of business was simple. Limit her steps to 5000 per day, and monitor her progress. This worked well.

There was no prior history of trauma, and therefore required an astute dedicated expert to diagnosis the condition.

Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy

Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy have become popular for athletes wishing to maintain sports goals, and careers. Selecting the right patient with the right treatment is very important for optimal success, and again, not every patient receives the same treatment.

Many factors help determine this. There is no one-off heart procedure for every heart patient. Medicine is complicated, and thus should be left in the hand of skilled medical doctors – not health care extenders, or chiropractors.

Talar Dome AVN is Important to Diagnose and Evaluate

X-rays taken early may miss talar dome AVN, therefore an MRI maybe needed.

MRI of the talar dome with AVN, will show clear bone necrosis, and as the talus is responsible for ankle movement up and down in the ankle mortise collapse of rapid degenerative is important to diagnosis and structure a treatment plan early. Including Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy.

Talar Dome AVN

This tennis player did well after the ankle talar dome Regenerative Medicine treatment.

Modifications were made specific to her upcoming trip. She traveled to Mexico and limited walking at the resort, sometimes using a golf cart and moped for sight seeing.

There is always a way to travel and modify, enjoy your trip, and let the repair effect have the best chance to heal.

The important point with AVN is to follow the guidance of an experienced Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist, such as Dennis M. Lox M.D. and do your research. Your future is too important not to.


Dr. Lox

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.


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