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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
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 would be a good trade for your tamoxifen, in the sense that it would prevent osteoporosis as well as breast ca! ...Read more
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location , location: So, osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (avn), is essentially death of bone. It can happen from trauma, medications, as well as many other causes. The specific bone that is affected & how severe the osteonecrosis is makes a big difference. Bones like the femoral head (at hip) or the talus can cause severe impairment. Avn of the humerus at the shoulder is sometimes well tolerated. ...Read more
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