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Avascular Necrosis Of The Bone
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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Whatever works: That was a terse answer, but that is the truth. Everything from over the counter meds to narcotics need to be used, but most people will eventually need narcotics due to the intense pain. Bisphosphonates are used to slow the damage, but does not alleviate the pain. Surgery is the definitive solution. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Cysts in bone: Cystic changes or erosions in bone post trauma can indicate that the bone matrix was disrupted from the injury and cystic changes have resulted. It does not mean that you have avascular necrosis, but it can mean that there are changes in the trabecular patterns of the bone due to the trauma. Bone injuries can cause many different bone patterns to occur as a result of the bone trying to heal itsel ...Read more
Im 25 with avascular necrosis(bilateral) and I don't have lupus, sickle cell disease, never used steroid medication, nor never injury a bone! reason?
What to do if I have bone marrow edema in a lot of parts of my foot/ankle (talus, etc.) I am wondering what is the difference between this and avascular necrosis?
Avascular necrosis: Marrow edema, like swelling anywhere else in the body, is a nonspecific response to any number of inflammatory, infectious, traumatic, vascular, autoimmune, arthritic, or neoplastic processes. Avascular necrosis, bone "death" due to insufficient blood supply, is one of many entities that can be associated with marrow edema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can nicotine cause avascular necrosis as it constricts blood vessels? I know it stopped my recent bone graft in a spinal fusion from growing properly.
Maybe: Smoking is well-known to impair new blood vessel growth into areas of bone fusion and prevent good healing. There are thousands of chemicals in smoke. Nicotine alone has been well studied and tends to show poor bone formation and mineralization. So using nicotine as a supplement instead of smoking still is a risk for your spinal fusion. You have one spine -- take good care! Good Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer