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Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Overview)

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 is no cause identified.


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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
454 doctors shared insights

Osteonecrosis (Overview)

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 is no cause identified.


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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Aseptic Necrosis (Definition)

Aseptic necrosis is also known as Avascular necrosis. Aseptic (avascular) necrosis is a condition of bone death due to a lack of blood ...Read more


Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

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