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

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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Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

Osteonecrosis is also known as Avascular necrosis. 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


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My dad is diagnosed with avascular necrosis due to his fracture on his left hip joint 2 years back. What can he do to recover faster?

My dad is diagnosed with avascular necrosis due to his fracture on his left hip joint 2 years back. What can he do to recover faster?

It depend: The treatment goal for avascular necrosis is to prevent further bone loss. What treatment you receive depends on the amount of bone damage you already have. Non surgical treatment to surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Want to stay fit, enjoy running. I was diagnosed with avn or avascular necrosis in left femur head. Will running make it worse?

Want to stay fit, enjoy running. I was diagnosed with avn or avascular necrosis in left femur head. Will running make it worse?

Yes: I'm sorry to hear of your recent dx.of AVN of your hip.Hopefully it is inan early stage and can be treated without replacement as an option yet...in my experience Avn will advance in severity w/ time and loading the femoral head repeatedly( as in running) may hasten the process. Best of Luck to you! ...Read more

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I am a recovering her I on addict. I have avascular necrosis in hips and neuropathy in feet. Need to manage pain without narcotics. Any suggestions?

I am a recovering her I on addict. I have avascular necrosis in hips and neuropathy in feet. Need to manage pain without narcotics. Any suggestions?

Yes: Go see your doctor and tell him/ her you are a recovering addict. Your doctor will either be able to discuss treatment options or refer you to a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Is avascular necrosis serious?

Yes: Avascular necrosis is bone death due to lack of blood supply. This can occur in joints where the blood supply can be easily disrupted by injury or disease. Joints such as the hip, knee, wrist, elbow or ankle. Some medications such as steroids can increase risk of this problem. Disease which have increased risk include diabetes, sickle cell disease, gout, atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Describe the features of avascular necrosis.?

Ischemic death of hi: Thblood supply to the center of the ball of you hip joint stops tje bone dies later iyt collapses and the ball shape of your hip is lost the hip collapses arthritis follows all stages are painful death collapse arthritis treted well with a total hip replacement. ...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

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


Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Avascular necrosis (avn) is death of bone from ...Read more