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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
16 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Avascular necrosis: Bone is a living tissue that is constantly turning over; this involves tightly regulated systems of bone addition and subtraction. In order to deliver ... Read More
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A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Very: Other than trauma/ fractures, most common cause of need for hip replacent.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Ask an orthopedic surgeons. We are the physicians who usually end up treating this condition as it may affect the hip, the knee, the ankle, the shoul ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
Surgery, meds: The most common solution is joint replacement surgery, but bisphosphonate medications can be used first to try to slow the progression of bone death.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
AVN: AVN is caused by a lack of blood supply to the bone due to either traumatic or non-traumatic reasons. The bone then has death of its cells, which oft ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on location: Avn can occur many locations including hip, knee, ankle etc. Symptoms evolve slowly and may include pain and swelling of the affected joint.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Osteonecrosis: Test for avn plain x-ray of the involved bone or joint and to confirm it the principat test is an mri.Dr seni.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
AVN: More information needed. In some bones (humeral + femoral head) if diagnosed before collapse and arthritis begins, there may be some value to core dec ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Pain and difficulty with the involved joint.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Surgery: If caught early, an artificial blood vessel can be made for the hip, and probably other places. But this has to be done before xrays change, and requi ... Read More
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