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Doctor insights on: Handling Osteonecrosis Condition

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Is Osteonecrosis an infectious disease?

Is Osteonecrosis an infectious disease?

No: Osteonecrosis is when part of the bone starts to die due to lack of blood flow and oxygen. It is not typically associated with an infectious disease, however in some bacterial joint infections osteonecrosis can occur. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Is degenerative joint disease covered by disability?

Is degenerative joint disease covered by disability?

Pain physician: It is the effect of a disorder/disease which makes a person disable rather than having the disease. You should consult a pain management center for better guidance. ...Read more

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What medical condition goes with brittle bones?

A lot (sorry): Slight spinal curvature, loose joints, poor muscle tone, discoloration of the sclera (whites of the eyes), early loss of hearing in some children, slight protrusion of the eyes, respiratory problems and others. ...Read more

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What condition is treated with bone marrow transplant?

What condition is treated with bone marrow transplant?

Marrow transplantati: While this is commonly used for the leukemias, lymphomas and aplastic anemias, a variety of other condtions are being tested including inherited immune deficiency, blood dyscrasias and some other inherited systemic diseases. Ask your doctor if your condition qualifies. ...Read more

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What complications arise when a person with chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml) becomes pregnant?

What complications arise when a person with chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml) becomes pregnant?

Difficult situation: This has happened to many women taking Imatinib (Gleevec) for CML. Most women have had a normal baby, others aborted the baby with help from a Gynecologist. I believe it is safe to carry the baby to term but there is some risk the drugs can harm the bay but it is not proven. So if you want to keep the baby then you should take this risk, but be closely monitored by a CML expert. First 3 months are ...Read more

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Please describe the medical condition called gout ?

Please describe the medical condition called gout ?

Gout.: Gout comes from a problem with the body's handling of uric acid, leading to uric acid crystals accumulating in the fluid within joints. The body's inflammatory response to these crystals results in episodes of severe pain in the joints involved. Usually starts with a first episode at the base of the big toe; subsequent bouts can occur in other joints. ...Read more

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What is neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis (nico)?

What is neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis (nico)?

Cavity and neuralgia: Neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis , refers to presence of cavitations in jaw bones (mandible and/or maxilla) in conjunction with chronic facial neuralgia. The concept implies direct and causal relationship between the bone pathology (cavitations) and pain itself. Pain in this setting is commonly described as atypical facial neuralgia and is chronic in nature. ...Read more

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Dentist suspects hypercementosis in jaw. Is this serious, causes, treatment?

Dentist suspects hypercementosis in jaw. Is this serious, causes, treatment?

Cause Unknown: Hypercementosis is a deposit of an unusually thick layer of a normal hard tooth substance called Cementum around the root of a tooth or teeth. The cause is unknown It can cause discomfort in the affected tooth or even pain. Because the excess cementum can fuse the tooth to the jawbone or an adjacent tooth, it can make treatment difficult. If no pain, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Is TMJ typically associated with raynaud's disease?

Is TMJ typically associated with raynaud's disease?

No: Tmj (temporal-mandibular joint) symptoms are not usually associated with raynaud's disease. Some of the medical conditions that can cause raynaud's syndrome are types of arthritis or autoimmune disorders, so there is a chance that a patient can have tm joint symptoms. Emotional stress can trigger raynaud's symptoms, and some people do have stress-related habits that worsen their TMJ symptoms. ...Read more

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How are cataract disease condition diagnosed medically?

How are cataract disease condition diagnosed medically?

Under mircroscope: Cataracts are usually diagnosed by looking under the microscope called slit lamp. Advanced cataracts can be seen on CT scans & xrays. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Complications- Lyme disease, bipolar disorder, and dental abscess that has spread to heart/brain/ears/eyes?

Complications- Lyme disease, bipolar disorder,  and dental abscess that has spread to heart/brain/ears/eyes?

Seek skilled doctor: This is an incredibly complex situation that requires the care of an experienced ; skilled holistic doc. Treat your dental abscess first. Anyone with lyme ; bipolar disorder probably has pyrroluria- see http://betterhealthguy.Com/kpu see http://ilads.Org/ilads_media/physician-referral/ ; http://bit.Ly/19pettq ; http://bit.Ly/1miqp95 for resources to find a knowledgeable doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can scheuermann's disease be treated without surgery in a patient with a Risser sign of 4?

Can scheuermann's disease be treated without surgery in a patient with a Risser sign of 4?

Usually yes: Risser sign of 4 means the skeleton is virtually mature. Surgery for scoliosis at this stage does not result in much improvement in the spine curvature, and usually requires neurological symptoms as well before deciding to operate. I understand that Scheuermann's disease is not commonly treated with surgery. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Which treatment for osteomyelitis of a patient with sickle cell disease and the osteomyelitis is caused by salmonella?

Which treatment for osteomyelitis of a patient with sickle cell disease and the osteomyelitis is caused by salmonella?

Ask infectious Disea: Osteomyelitis usually require antibiotics for 6 weeks preferable intravenously because the poor penetration of most antibiotics to the bone. The best answer is given by an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What is grave condition compared to critical condition?

Grave vs critical: What is grave condition compared to critical condition? ANS: This will depend on the local language used by your Dr team.. So discuss with them. Let us know what they mean in South Texas. ...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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Is erytrhodermic psoriasis followed by arthritis fatal? Specially for a diabetic patient?

Is erytrhodermic psoriasis followed by arthritis fatal? Specially for a diabetic patient?

No: It is not fatal and both are very treatable. Speak with a rheumatologist. Also, stop smoking as this makes the problem worse. ...Read more

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Cushing's cavernous sinus radiation concerns? Can radiation cause thrombosis? Is radiation here debilitating during? Trying to get SSI disability.

Cushing's cavernous sinus radiation concerns? Can radiation cause thrombosis? Is radiation here debilitating during? Trying to get SSI disability.

Talk to doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...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


Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Also known as osteonecrosis, it is the death of bone from interruption of blood supply. This can result in tiny bone fractures and eventual destruction ...Read more