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Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Necrosis: Necrosis refers to death of cells or tissues.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Many concerns: Necrosis is "death" or destruction of a nerve, and this sometimes is necessitated to alleviate pain, by an alcohol injection. If a nerve is cut or tr ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Dead tissue.: Necrosis is premature cell death, due to external forces acting on the cells. Causes include trauma, ischemia, toxins and infections. Since necrot ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ok...clarify: Where, when, in what context ? Decrease of necrosis means less of cell death/damage/destruction......which is always good.
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A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in 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 in 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. George Gantsoudes
16 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Tissue death no bugs: Aseptic necrosis is often used to describe the death of bone due to vascular insufficiency, without and infection. High dose steroid treatment can ca ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
15 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Although caffeine isn't good for bone density, regular consumption of coffee doesn't cause avascular necrosis.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Possibly but others: Although avascular necrosis can be related to corticosteroids it is important to know that there are other causes of avascular necrosis. Ther ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ischemic death of hi: Thblood supply to the center of the ball of you hip joint stops tje bone dies later iyt collapses and the ball shape of your hip is lost the hip colla ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: If the fracture interferes with the blood supple to the ball of the hip joint, avn can occur.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience in Rheumatology
Still unknown: Even though there is this very well-established connection between chronic Prednisone use and avascular necrosis, how this occurs remains unclear. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Alan
20 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Abnormal wrist bone: The lunate is one of eight bones in the wrist. It is shaped like a half-moon and therefore called the lunate. Breakdown of this bone is known as kien ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
27 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
They're different: Fat necrosis is typically painful but jot dangerous. Abscesses can be dangerous if not properly treated.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Nothing reported to the fda, or any case reports in literature that i could find.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Of course: This should be evaluated to see if it is sciatica or fibromyalgia, as both are treatable.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: This is a known complication of taking steroids, especially if you had to take prolonged courses during your chemo regimen (for acute lymphoblastic le ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bone death collaps: Avascular necrosis is the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply. Also called osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis can lead to tiny breaks in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The ends of : The long bones have the most tenuous blood supply, and thus are at the greatest risk.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bone death: Avascular necrosis (also osteonecrosis, bone infarction, aseptic necrosis, ischemic bone necrosis, and (avn) is a disease where there is cellular deat ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Hocking
47 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Arthritis, not AVN: Hemochromatosis is associated with development of arthritis that can affect multiple joints, but is not generally associated with avascular necrosis.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
No: It is limited to the injured bone and joint.

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