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Bone. Necrosis - what does it look like?

Bone. Necrosis - what does it look like?

Mouth ulcer: An ulcer that never heals in the mouth. Bone necrosis somewhere else shows a distinct radiology picture. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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Is it rare to have complications associated with aml with bone necrosis?

Yes: Bone necrosis is rare in aml. I suppose an infection, or steroid use could lead to weakened bones and necrosis. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy to treat TMJ actually work when there is already bone necrosis?

Can physical therapy to treat TMJ actually work when there is already bone necrosis?

DJD: Unlikely necrosis, must likely degenerative joint disease. Physical therapy often very helpful here. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Will physical therapy to treat TMJ actually work when there is already bone necrosis?

Will physical therapy to treat TMJ actually work when there is already bone necrosis?

TMJ necrosis: It is not uncommon to see boney changes in the tmjs, even in people with no pain or dysfunction. Im not clear on whay is meant by necrosis, but if the boney changes are what is commonly normal adaptive wear, then physical therapy modalities can be usefull for decreasing pain and increasing functional movements. ...Read more

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Adrenal fatigue and high white blood count 16 , osteoprosis and bone necrosis ?

Adrenal fatigue and high white blood count 16 ,  osteoprosis  and bone necrosis ?

Ask questions: Adrenal fatigue is overdiagnosed. You may get fatigued, but your adrenals seldom do. If you have adrenal failure (addison's) you need to see an endocrinologist. A steroid shot will cause temporary elevated wbc. Why would a 33 yo woman have osteoporosis and bone necrosis? Did you have premature menopause? I suggest you see an internal medicine md or endocrinologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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After an MRI in left hip, I diagnosed with a small amount of edema in the bone marrow and a likely enchondroma. Is it bone necrosis? What should I do?

After an MRI in left hip, I diagnosed with a small amount of edema in the bone marrow and a likely enchondroma. Is it bone necrosis? What should I do?

An enchondroma: is a benign bone tumor. Unless it is very large, or in an area at risk for pathologic fracture, generally nothing needs to be done about it, except perhaps intermittent imaging follow up. The bone marrow edema is a nonspecific finding that could be due to a variety of causes. Talk to your doctor about it. It doesn't sound like there are any findings to suggest bone necrosis. ...Read more

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If a sesamoid bone undergoes avascular necrosis, will the bond then be reabsorbed by the body?

If a sesamoid bone undergoes avascular necrosis, will the bond then be reabsorbed by the body?

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

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In which bones can you get avascular necrosis?

In which bones can you get avascular necrosis?

All of them: Virtually all bones can get avn (avascular necrosis). Usually avn occurs at the ends of bones, at the joint. ...Read more

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Are early cystic changes on navicular bone many months post injury a sign of avascular necrosis?

Are early cystic changes on navicular bone many months post injury a sign of avascular necrosis?

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

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What are the differences between bone marrow edema and avascular necrosis?

What are the differences between bone marrow edema and avascular necrosis?

Bone marrow: edema is a nonspecific finding which can be seen with almost any pathologic process involving bone. Avascular necrosis is a specific pathologic process relating to bone infarction due to vascular compromise. Marrow edema can be seen with avascular necrosis. ...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