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Is avascular necrosis of the hip associated with sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: It is one of the known causes.
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: The clotting of sickle cell blood can cause avascular necrosis of the hips. It is like a heart attack of the bone.
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