Avascular Necrosis for the Shoulder: the Use of Stem Cell Therapy

avn-avascular-necrosis-shoulder2Dr. Dennis Lox discuses Shoulder AV:

 Avascular necrosis, sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis. Is a condition in which blood supply or vasculature, becomes disrupted. This leads to a loss off nutritional support to the bone, and the bone cells die (necrosis).

The shoulder is often more preferentially affected by risk factors such as corticosteroid (cortisone) use, yet the dose is not relevant. This is a controversial arena. Scrutiny into this therapy should be employed.

The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy as regenerative measures in lieu of surgical considerations has been burgeoning for some time.

In every sport there is a an elite athlete who has has stem cell therapy for a particular joint complaint who has opted fro regenerative treatment. Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriquez, Rafael Nadal. All bad knees.

The shoulder is similar in that it has similar cartilage, that is prone to wear and tear.

When the blood supply to the shoulder becomes disrupted, this leads to cellular damage that results in shoulder bone death or osteoarthritis. It is wen a significant blood supply becomes impairs that osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis occurs.

It is through the use of Regenerative Medicine techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy that alterations in the preconceived paradigm that surgery is the only alternative to treat avascular necrosis (AVN) may