Hip AVN Stem Cell injection Beverly Hills Dr. Lox
Hip avascular necrosis (AVN) is the most frequent site or joint afflicted with avascular necrosis (AVN). Stem cell injections may help some patients with hip AVN, especially those confronted with the prospect for total hip joint replacement or hip fusion at a young age or are athletes. Dr. Dennis Lox is an expert in the use of stem cell injections for avascular necrosis (AVN), located in Beverly Hills and Florida, Dr. Lox has evaluated many patients with hip AVN. Avascular necrosis (AVN) also known as osteonecrosis is a disorder in which bone cells have died (necrosis) as the consequence of a disruption of normal blood flow (ischemia). AVN can result in a rapid secondary degenerative arthritis which may lead to hip joint collapse. This collapse of the hip joint often prompts the patients doctor to consider hip joint replacement surgery, which often the athlete or younger patient wishes to avoid. Dr. Lox is frequently consulted in such cases of hip AVN to consider treatment with stem cell injections. Stem cell injections for hip AVN may have a role to aid in the repair process or regeneration of some patients with hip AVN. Dr. Lox is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, his emphasis on utilizing the body's own capacity to heal itself may be a viable option for hip surgery in some AVN patients.