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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


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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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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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Describe avascular necrosis of head of femur?

Describe avascular necrosis of head of femur?

The bone will be : Soft not hard bescuse the bone lost it is mineral.Avascular necrosis occurs when blood flow to a bone is interrupted. Loss of blood flow can result from joint injury, narrowed or clogged blood vessels (from fat or sickle cell anemia), or from excessive pressure inside the joint. ...Read more

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Whats avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

Whats avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

Bone death: Avascular necrosis (also osteonecrosis, bone infarction, aseptic necrosis, ischemic bone necrosis, and (avn) is a disease where there is cellular death (necrosis) of bone components due to interruption of the blood supply. ...Read more

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How does prednisone cause avascular necrosis?

Still unknown: Even though there is this very well-established connection between chronic Prednisone use and avascular necrosis, how this occurs remains unclear.

Numerous hypotheses abound. Some argue that increased lipids seen with steroids cause vessels to joints to clog, leading to oxygen starvation & bone death. A more popular view is that vessel (venous) walls undergo thickening, leading to poor blood flow. ...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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Can avascular necrosis of the shoulders be caused by a work related strain?

No: Avascular necrosis can be associated with trauma, if the blood supply to the bone is interrupted by injury. Most of the time, the cause is unknown. Certain diseases such as sickle cell anemia or alcoholism have higher rates of avascular necrosis. It is not associated with strain or sprain type injuries. Steroid use is also a cause of avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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Avascular necrosis of head of femur is usually detected clinicaly by how many month?

Depends on the cause: The common causes R steroids, following a dislocation, alcohol abuse. Following a dislocation it can show up as late as 4-5 yrs. In all the process is slow 2 develop, & eval is sought due 2 pain & loss of motion. Earliest way 2 diagnosis is MRI also bone scans. ...Read more

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What happens to people who get avascular necrosis of the hip (also called osteonecrosis)?

What happens to people who get avascular necrosis of the hip (also called osteonecrosis)?

Depends on severity: Avascular necrosis is also known as avn or osteonecrosis- a condition in which the blood supply to the hip ball (the femoral head) is compromised. There are different staging systems for avn- designed to identify the severity of the disease, and thereby help with treatment recommendations. Treatment ranges from observation to a "core decompression" procedure to hip replacement. ...Read more

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I've got avascular necrosis of hip. Today i fell on that hip. Could i've got fractured it?

I've got avascular necrosis of hip. Today i fell on that hip. Could i've got fractured it?

Unbelievable: Why would you ask a doctor who cannot examine the hip? If you have significant pain then go to the ER and have an exam and x ray. ...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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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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I just had left hip replaced april 2 for avascular necrosis my dr. Said my right is bad. How long should I wait till my right hip is replaced?

Hip replacement: I don't think there is a "right" answer - depends on your level of pain. You might want to wait until your other hip heals. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure or any other alternative than prosthesis for avascular necrosis in hip. If no for how long would the prosthesis last. Im 30?

Is there a natural cure or any other alternative than prosthesis for avascular necrosis in hip. If no for how long would the prosthesis last. Im 30?

See details: There is no natural cure. In avn the blood supply to the head of the hip has been compromised to the extent that the bone has died and collapsed. If it reaches that stage replacing the femoral head is the only option. Early stage avn can be treated by non-weight bearing or core depression. The replacement should last 20+ years depending on your weight, activities, etc. ...Read more

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After an MRI and X-Ray I was told I likely have avascular necrosis in my navicular following an injury 4 mos ago. Not in much pain though. This norm?

After an MRI and X-Ray I was told I likely have avascular necrosis in my navicular following an injury 4 mos ago. Not in much pain though. This norm?

Avascular can: may cause u problems down the road. Especially if you are an active person. You may want to get some functional orthotics to protect the navicular and repeat the x-rays every year. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about avascular necrosis?

AVN: AVN is caused by a lack of blood supply to the bone due to either traumatic or non-traumatic reasons. The bone then has death of its cells, which often leads to collapse of the affected bone. Better imaging modalities have increased the number of cases diagnosed in recent years. ...Read more

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What can be done about avascular necrosis ?

What can be done about avascular necrosis  ?

Surgery: If caught early, an artificial blood vessel can be made for the hip, and probably other places. But this has to be done before xrays change, and require an early MRI to diagnose. If not caught early, replacement surgery is needed. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with avascular necrosis. Any tips or suggestions for him?

See an MD: Avascular necrosis is the death of a joint due to disturbance of the blood supply. By far the most common is the hip joint and it mostly occurs as a side effect of long term, high dose steroid but also due to trauma to the joint. This is a serious problem, with significant joint pain and malfunction. Your brother has probably seen an orthopedic surgeon who can advise him about options. ...Read more

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Can coffee cause avascular necrosis?

No: Although caffeine isn't good for bone density, regular consumption of coffee doesn't cause avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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What does avascular necrosis of lunate mean?

Lacks blood supply: For some reason, your lunate bone has lost its blood supply. See an orthopedic hand and wrist specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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How to plan exercise routine for avascular necrosis?

Depends on location: Avascular necrosis can occur in a lot of locations. Exercise depends on pain tolerance and mechanics. You have to individualize the program depending on the location of the avascular necrosis. ...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