Wrestler From New Jersey
A traumatic induced hip AVN in a New Jersey wrestler flew to Tampa Bay, Florida to see Dennis M. Lox, MD, an expert in stem cell therapy and avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis. The New Jersey teen wrestler was not improving, walking was difficult, and he was told he may need a hip joint replacement. He flew to Dr. Lox after his mother extensively researched Regenerative Medicine, stem cells, AVN, and Dennis M. Lox, MD,.
Meeting her strict approval and stringent vetting process she selected Dr. Lox over many other doctors in New England, New York and other parts of the United States.
Dr. Lox explained in detail avascular necrosis (AVN), the regenerative applications of stem cells, his experience, and they chose to fly to Florida and have stem cells as an alternative option for hip avascular necrosis (AVN).
Avascular necrosis (AVN) sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis, occurs when the blood supply to a region of bone becomes impaired, rendering the bone anoxic or ischemic. When this occurs the bone cells die resulting in AVN.
This occurred to the legendary professional football and baseball player Bo Jackson’s hip. Bo Jackson developed hip AVN after being tackled in a football game. Undiagnosed until the preseason baseball physical, Bo Jackson’s hip AVN had progressed, and his hip joint collapsed. Bo Jackson eventually had a hip replacement. He never played professional football again. He did return for a season to professional baseball. Stem cell therapy was not an option for Bo Jackson.
This New Jersey wrestler was too young for a hip replacement, and even forestalling a hip replacement until later in life would be at least worthwhile. Yet, altering the progression or repair of hip AVN is the desired goal.
1 year later the teen wrestler is walking without any pain. His question for Dr. Lox, “Can I skateboard”? Each patient has individual goals and preferences. As such the doctor and patient should interact to develop ongoing recommendations.
If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.
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.