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

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Dr. Barry Waldman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

It is one of the known causes.

Answered Dec 7, 2014



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Dr. Steven Sheskier answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

The clotting of sickle cell blood can cause avascular necrosis of the hips. It is like a heart attack of the bone.

Answered Nov 28, 2017



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