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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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What can I do to prevent or lessen the chance of avascular necrosis?

What can I do to prevent or lessen the chance of avascular necrosis?

Options limited: Depends on the location and manner of fracture. Shoulder & hips at highest risk for avascular bone necrosis, so only real prevention is not getting injured to begin with. In some special cases you can take steps to reduce risk. Deep sea divers (due to the bends) and patients on high dose long term corticosteroids are more at risk. Talk to your dr. ...Read more

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Will avascular necrosis stop now that I stopped steroids ?

Will avascular necrosis stop now that I stopped steroids ?

Yes and no: Avclascular necrosis , ischemic bone necrosis, (avn) is a disease where there is cellular death (necrosis) of bone components due to interruption of the blood supply. When you have injection or used steroid rarely you will have side effect to the cortisone used what we call avn of the bone sometimes happen after few month to year from using the medications or injection. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is a paralabral tear in the hip a sign of avascular necrosis?

Is a paralabral tear in the hip a sign of avascular necrosis?

No different dx.: Labral years are a cartilage tear in hip avn is ischemic death of ballof hip with collapse. ...Read more

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Will avascular necrosis continue to progress after you stopped steroids ?

Will avascular necrosis continue to progress after you stopped steroids ?

Yes it can.: Avascular necrosis is caused by a lack of blood suppy to a bone (avanscular means no blood vessels). Stopping steroids will not reverse the lack of blood supply. ...Read more

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Will my avascular necrosis stop progressing now that I have stopped taking steroids ?

Will my avascular necrosis stop progressing now that I have stopped taking steroids ?

There is some fixed : Not complete safety. The good news is it lessons the risk for more new lesions. But there is fixed damage and depending where and how much will be fixable and how much it can interfer with your musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Can avascular necrosis in elbow be seen on xray scan?

Can avascular necrosis in elbow be seen on xray scan?

Yes?: It depends on how early in the process it is. Very early only a bone scan or MRI will show it regular x-rays will not. ...Read more

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Would MRI show if avascular necrosis was present or could it miss it?

Would MRI show if avascular necrosis was present or could it miss it?

Would not miss it!: Mri will pick up the earliest phases of avn, inclding subchondral marrow edema. There is no more sensitive test. ...Read more

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What is avascular necrosis of hip and knee?

What is avascular necrosis of hip and knee?

Bone Destruction: Avascular necrosis means there is no blood getting to a particular body part. Our body parts need blood to survive, including bones (bones are living tissue). Necrosis refers to the dying of cells that make up that body part. Avascular necrosis of the hip & knee means there is no blood getting to them & they are being destroyed. ...Read more

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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


Medical Marijuana (Definition)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic ...Read more