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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
Can aromatose inhibitors cause osteonecrosis of the jaw? I know bisphosphanates can, but what about other meds?
They do not!: Since they lower Estradiol levels, they can make osteoporosis more likely, but the do not cause osteonecrosis of the jaw! obviously used for estrogen receptor positive breast ca, Evista (raloxifene) would be a good trade for your tamoxifen, in the sense that it would prevent osteoporosis as well as breast ca! ...Read more
Yes: If the hips get an amount of radiation above what this area can handle this complication can happen. This is why there is treatment planning and doctors limit radiation doses to the area of concern. However if treated no more than the maximum tolerance their is still 5 percent chance of complications at that maximum level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have both tarlov cysts & osteonecrosis. Found out about them at the same time. Can the cysts cause the osteonecrosis?
Not likely: Tarlov cysts (perineural cysts) are benign sometimes enlarging lesions in the lumbosacral spine that are usually found incidentally by xray or MRI. They can cause back pain, nerve pain and leg weakness. Some require surgical treatment if they are pushing on a nerve. They are not causally related to osteonecrosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: First off weight bearing and with a special boot for several weeks; some respond but not a many. Second a core of bone to decompress. This works in most cases. Third, if not helped by the above a small number of people need an arthrodesis. You should be under the care of a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon. ...Read more
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
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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