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A 69-year-old male asked:

If a sesamoid bone undergoes avascular necrosis, will the bond then be reabsorbed by the body?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
Let me explain: Avascular necrosis (and avn) is a disease where there is cellular death (necrosis) of bone components due to interruption of the blood supply.] without blood, the bone tissue dies and the bone collapses. If avascular necrosis involves the bones of a joint, it often leads to destruction of the bone, the bone will there but deformed.
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