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What is aseptic necrosis?

What is aseptic necrosis?

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 cause aseptic necrosis of the head of the femur. Fracture of the femoral neck can also cause aseptic necrosis due to injury to blood vessels supplying the femoral head. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Aseptic Necrosis (Definition)

Aseptic necrosis is also called osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis (AVN), or ischemic bone necrosis. It is a condition that occurs when there is diminished blood to the bone. An interruption to the blood supply causes bone to die. If the environment is not altered or improved, the involved bone may eventually collapse and ...Read more


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Can aseptic necrosis be cured?

Can aseptic necrosis be cured?

Of course: This should be evaluated to see if it is sciatica or fibromyalgia, as both are treatable. ...Read more

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I'd like info on aseptic necrosis plz?

Bone death: Aseptic or avascular necrosis are older terms that describe none that has died without cause. The current term is osteonecrosis, but it all means the same thing. Dead bone. Try the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons web site for more information. Aaos. Org. ...Read more

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What are the tests for aseptic necrosis?

What are the tests for aseptic necrosis?

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. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is aseptic necrosis?

What sort of problem is aseptic necrosis?

Blood supply: When the blood stops flowing to an area of bone, the bone dies. This is aseptic/avascular necrosis (avn). Depending on the size and the location of the area affected as well as the patient's response to the avn. Sometimes this will get better by itself and other times, this will need surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aseptic necrosis?

What are the symptoms of aseptic necrosis?

Pain: Pain and difficulty with the involved joint are common findings. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Aseptic necrosis?

Local bone death: Aseptic necrosis is also called osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis (AVN), or ischemic bone necrosis. It is a condition that occurs when there is diminished blood to the bone. An interruption to the blood supply causes bone to die. If the environment is not altered or improved, the involved bone may eventually collapse and become a structural problem. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aseptic necrosis?

What is the treatment for aseptic necrosis?

Dead bone: All depend of the joint involved with avn, if the area of dead bone is small some time bone graft can be done, some time plain drilling of the bone may suffice or some times vascularized pedicule bone graft is the answer and some times a total joint replacement is the best procedure. All depend of the particular circumstances of the joint involved. Dr seni. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with a aseptic necrosis of the scaphoid, what did I do?

I got diagnosed with a aseptic necrosis of the scaphoid, what did I do?

Mostly wait: Treatment depends upon the amount of bone involvement. For whatever reason the blood supply to your scaphoid bone was interrupted. Mild symptoms can be treated with oral and/or injectable steroids and immobilization. More severe symptoms may require surgical intervention. Surgical treatments may be aimed at restoring the blood supply, reducing inflammation or fusing the wrist. ...Read more

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What to do if I just got diagnosed with an aseptic necrosis on my right (dominant) wrist?

What to do if I just got diagnosed with an aseptic necrosis on my right (dominant) wrist?

Evaluate for underly: Evaluate for underlying causes - fractures, coagulopathies, hyperbaric, etc. ...Read more

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If I have aseptic necrosis of hip, thoracic spine and neck. Why woukd a doctor send me to rehabilitation?

If I have aseptic necrosis of hip, thoracic spine and neck. Why woukd a doctor send me to rehabilitation?

Aseptic necrosis of-: -hips need an orthopedic surgeon, . There is not a Dx of aseptic necrosis of the spine. They may mean degenerative arthritis, or vertebral compression. If so @ your age you also need 2 see a fellowship trained spine surgeon, my preference is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in spine. Common causes in your age group makes me think steroid exposure, alcoholics, renal dialysis. GET EVAL ...Read more

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What happens to people who get avascular necrosis of the hip (also called osteonecrosis)?

Depends on severity: Avascular necrosis is also known as avn or osteonecrosis- a condition in which the blood supply to the hip ball (the femoral head) is compromised. There are different staging systems for avn- designed to identify the severity of the disease, and thereby help with treatment recommendations. Treatment ranges from observation to a "core decompression" procedure to hip replacement. ...Read more

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Can you develop osteonecrosis /avascular necrosis by being on 40mg prednisone taper over 8 mo period? Sle. Hip/knee pain severe. Off 2mo now worse.

Can you develop osteonecrosis /avascular necrosis by being on 40mg prednisone taper over 8 mo period? Sle. Hip/knee pain severe. Off 2mo now worse.

Yes, use of Steroids: Can result in avn. See an orthopod to have it diagnosed and staged, so treatment could be started.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How might a 24-year-old suffer from osteonecrosis?

OSTEONECROSIS: Osteonecrosis is unusual in a younger patient. Osteonecrosis of the jaw can be from radiation /Trauma/Infection and Meds. It can be treated with pain Meds /PT and surgery of it worsens acutely ...Read more

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Is ischemia associate with osteonecrosis?

Possibly: Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (avn), theorized to be due to loss of blood supply to the bone for whatever reason. So technically yes the bone is ischemic and thus dies off. Sometimes there is a known cause, but oft times none can be found. Associated with blood dyscrasias such as sickle cell disease, steroid use, trauma, chronic alcoholism. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose osteonecrosis of the maxilla?

How can you diagnose osteonecrosis of the maxilla?

X-rays: Ostenecrosis - death of bone can be visualized on an x-ray. Biopsy is another mechanism if unsure of the x-ray finding. ...Read more

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Any info on how osteoporosis medications can cause osteonecrosis?

Remains uncertain: The real connection between osteoporosis medications and jaw necrosis remains uncertain. ...Read more

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What can be done for osteonecrosis in the femur?

What can be done for osteonecrosis in the femur?

It depend: Nonoperative treatment usually results in a poor prognosis.
Core decompression core decompression is currently the most common procedure in the early stages of osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Based on harris hip scores operative treatment was successful in approximately 70% of hips with ficat stage I ii or iii osteonecrosis comparing to 20% of nonoperative management of early osteonecrosis. ...Read more

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What is the alternative medicine for osteonecrosis?

Nothing I'm aware of: Osteonecrosis is a poorly understood process. It can be caused by steroids, trauma, vascular insult, alcohol, or be idiopathic. Once it has started, I am not aware of any medications or alternative medicines which arrest the process. There has been some suggestion that bisphosphonates can arrest the process in the case of idiopathic osteonecrosis (perthes), but this is still investigational. ...Read more

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Is there a new treatment for osteonecrosis of the shoulder?

Shoulder replacement: The stotal shoulder is a good procedure. ...Read more

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Why could you have to have your jaw removed with osteonecrosis of the jaw?

Why could you have to have your jaw removed with osteonecrosis of the jaw?

Dead bone: Osteonecrosis is dead bone. If the disease keeps progressing, the jaw may have to be resected for cure. Difficult problem. Make sure you are managed by an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What is talar osteonecrosis?

Talar AVN: Lack of blood supply to the hindfoot bone called the talus. It can cause pain, deformity, collapse, arthritis, etc. ...Read more

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How is talar osteonecrosis treated?

See below: First off weight bearing and with a special boot for several weeks; some respond but not a many. Second a core of bone to decompress. This works in most cases. Third, if not helped by the above a small number of people need an arthrodesis. You should be under the care of a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of osteonecrosis?

Depends: Pain is one, swelling can be another, sometimes patients don't even feel it. ...Read more

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What are the tests for osteonecrosis?

What are the tests for osteonecrosis?

Several: A regular xray may show osteonecrosis. Other tests which would show osteonecrosis include mri, bone scan, and ct scan. ...Read more

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What are the effects of osteonecrosis on yuo?

Pain: Osteonecrosis causes pain and stiffness. It is most commonly found in the hip followed by the knee. See an orthopedic surgeon early, as some procedures can be used to arrest progression early in the disease process (not uniformly successful). After structural damage and mechanical malalignment have occured, arthroplasty may be necessary. ...Read more

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What are some of the effects of osteonecrosis?

Location, location: So,
osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (avn), is essentially death of bone. It can happen from trauma, medications, as well as many other causes.

The specific bone that is affected & how severe the osteonecrosis is makes a big difference. Bones like the femoral head (at hip) or the talus can cause severe impairment. Avn of the humerus at the shoulder is sometimes well tolerated. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

-death of bone. This is due 2 loss of blood supply 2 a certain bone part. Common after some injuries such as fractured navicular in the wrist, dislocation of the hip. Some R due 2 drugs, especially steroids, also alcoholism, in these cases it's usually ...Read more


Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more