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Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Overview)

-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.


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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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Dr. Charles Glueck
458 doctors shared insights

Osteonecrosis (Overview)

-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.


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What are symptoms of osteonecrosis?

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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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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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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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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What are some orthopedic surgeons who treat osteonecrosis of the talus?

Either: Either an orthopedist or a podiatrist can treat the condition. Often, just offloading the foot will allow the talus to heal. If not, bone stimulation or surgery with remodeling or even fusion may be needed. ...Read more

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How is osteonecrosis of the knee treated?

How is osteonecrosis of the knee treated?

Size/location depend: Rest, ice, and bracing are still good first line treatments. Surgical intervention can entail arthroscopic debridement, decompression, bone grafting, cartilage replacement up to knee replacement. ...Read more

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I am 60 years old and osteonecrosis of the knee the lateral femoral condyle been battling with pain is there any cure? With electrical stimulation

Yes according to : Mayo clinic, electrical stimulation. Electrical currents may encourage your body to grow new bone to replace the area damaged by avascular necrosis. Electrical stimulation can be used during surgery and applied directly to the damaged area. Or it can be administered through electrodes attached to your skin. ...Read more

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I took zometa IV 7yrs ago. Now I have osteoporosis & was prescribed an oral similar drugs. Will this cause osteonecrosis of jaw ? My tooth hurts!

I took zometa IV 7yrs ago. Now I have osteoporosis & was prescribed an oral similar drugs. Will this cause osteonecrosis of jaw ? My tooth hurts!

See dentist: You can have dental treatment while you are taking medications for osteoporosis. Dental care is extremely important and you want to save your teeth if possible. Your dentist will discuss the very low risk of osteonecrosis after extractions with you. Try to treat the tooth rather than remove it. ...Read more

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Osteonecrosis of both hips surgery or tablets - have chronic pain take methadone for the pain family want me to have surgery but dr wants to try meds?

Hard to say: Depends on your surgical risk. If average which i would assume looking at your age, then it is my opinion that surgical treatment would be only option as eventually the hips would further necrosis making hip replacement less successful. And more difficult you also do not want to be dependent upon opioids for the rest of your life starting at age 46. Imo Methadone not a good choice in treatmen. ...Read more

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How much of a risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw is associated with fosamax (alendronate)?

How much of a risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw is associated with fosamax (alendronate)?

Rare, but: It is rare with oral bisphosphonates like Fosamax (alendronate). More common with IV bisphosphonates. However, medicine related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) is suck a devastating disease, that precautions are in order for any dental extraction procedure. Oral surgery evaluation recommended for any patient on Fosamaz. ...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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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


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