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I have avascular necrosis in both my talus will it ever heal without surgery?

I have avascular necrosis in both my talus will it ever heal without surgery?

Very small chance: The talus has a very delicate blood supply. About the only conservative treatment would be a bone stimulator, which could promote bone healing and activity. It is more likely, however, that surgery will be necessary. This usually consists of a fusion, whether it is an ankle fusion or pantalar fusion. ...Read more

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Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Also known as osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis is the death of bone from interruption of blood supply. This can result in tiny bone fractures and eventual destruction of the entire bone. It can be caused by trauma, blockage of circulation with lipids in the blood, certain diseases like sickle cell disease, Gaucher, and occasionally after exposure to corticosteroids. Sometimes, there ...Read more


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I have avascular necrosis in both my talus' can't exercise much. How can I lose weight fast to help get pressure off my feet?

I have avascular necrosis in both my talus' can't exercise much. How can I lose weight fast to help get pressure off my feet?

Water therapy: It would probably have to involve exercises that don't put a lot of load on the feet. Exercises in the water would be idea, you can burn a lot of calories and become quite conditioned, but would not have as much stress on your feet. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is avascular necrosis serious?

Yes: Avascular necrosis is bone death due to lack of blood supply. This can occur in joints where the blood supply can be easily disrupted by injury or disease. Joints such as the hip, knee, wrist, elbow or ankle. Some medications such as steroids can increase risk of this problem. Disease which have increased risk include diabetes, sickle cell disease, gout, atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Anyone treated avascular necrosis?

Anyone treated avascular necrosis?

Yes: Ask an orthopedic surgeons. We are the physicians who usually end up treating this condition as it may affect the hip, the knee, the ankle, the shoulder as well as other sites. ...Read more

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What are the tests for avascular necrosis?

What are the tests for avascular 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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Describe the features of avascular necrosis.?

Ischemic death of hi: Thblood supply to the center of the ball of you hip joint stops tje bone dies later iyt collapses and the ball shape of your hip is lost the hip collapses arthritis follows all stages are painful death collapse arthritis treted well with a total hip replacement. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative for curing avascular necrosis(avn)?

Is there any alternative for curing avascular necrosis(avn)?

No: If avascular necrosis (avn) has occurred, then part of the bone is dead (necrosis) and there is no cure. There are many causes from lupus to sickle cell disease to corticosteroids to alcohol abuse. The key is to prevent further avn by addressing the cause: treatment of alcoholism, reducing load (obesity) on the damaged bone, reducing the need for steroids, etc. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have avascular necrosis. Help please?

What joint: You don't say what joint and what drugs you have taken or are on. The correct person to handle aseptic necrosis is an Ortopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

Osteonecrosis is a condition in which part of a person's bone dies due to lack of blood flow to the area. The hip and shoulder are more likely to be affected, but osteonecrosis can also involve the knee, elbow, wrist, or ankle. Trauma to the bone can cause osteonecrosis, often there ...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