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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. Louis Gallia
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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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I have osteonecrosis of the jaw (severe) i need a CT of the brain. Will having a CT make my condition worse?

I have osteonecrosis of the jaw (severe) i need a CT of the brain. Will having a CT make my condition worse?

No: The ct will provide valuable information as to where the dead (often infected) bone is located. While ct scans do impart some radiation, a single scan is not enough to cause a problem. ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of osteonecrosis?

What are the major presenting symptoms of osteonecrosis?

Pain, Swelling: Erythema (redness). Some patients may also present with complaints of numbness and non-healing extraction site. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Osteonecrosis?

Osteonecrosis means-: -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 the hip or shoulder. ...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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Has anyone had osteonecrosis of the knees?

Has anyone had osteonecrosis of the knees?

Yes: Osteonecrosis of the knee is a common source of debilitating knee pain. It generally affects the medial femoral condyle in women >55yrs old. Secondary osteonecrosis of the knee is related to corticosteriod use, alcohol abuse, sickle cell anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus. Secondary osteonecrosis is generally in patients <45 years old and is often bilateral. ...Read more

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What is treatment of maxillofacial osteonecrosis (nico)?

What is treatment of maxillofacial osteonecrosis (nico)?

Minor & Severe: Treatment should be tailored to the individual patient according to the etiological factors involved and the severity of the disease process in minor cases conservative treatment usually give good result in cases of advanced that are not bisphosphonates related has shown that surgically removing the damaged marrow usually by curettage and decortication will eliminate the problem & pain in 74%. ...Read more

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How painful is osteonecrosis of the jaw?

How painful is osteonecrosis of the jaw?

Osteonecrosis: This most often is painful but there are times where there is not much pain. You cannot use this as diagnostic symptom. You need to have your dentist evaluate things to make sure what is going on. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are symptoms of osteonecrosis of the jaw?

I was wondering what are symptoms of osteonecrosis of the jaw?

Pain swellilng: Pain swelling of the jaw, sometimes exposed bone. Usually after tooth extraction. not always. See oral surgeon to sort things out. ...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?

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


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