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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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Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

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


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Has anyone had osteonecrosis of the knees?

Has anyone had osteonecrosis of the knees?

Yes: Osteonecrosis of the knee is a common source of debilitating knee pain. It generally affects the medial femoral condyle in women >55yrs old. Secondary osteonecrosis of the knee is related to corticosteriod use, alcohol abuse, sickle cell anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus. Secondary osteonecrosis is generally in patients <45 years old and is often bilateral. ...Read more

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What can I do about osteonecrosis of the knee?

What can I do about osteonecrosis of the knee?

Consult Orthopedics: Osteonecrosis of the knee is a relatively rare condition in which the blood supply to the end of the femur at the knee is compromised. Symptoms and treatment are dictated by the severity of the osteonecrotic involvement. An MRI of the knee and an orthopaedic surgery consult is recommended. ...Read more

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How do you deal with osteonecrosis of the knee?

Osteonecrosis: Also called avascular necrosis or avn, this can cause pain and deformity of the joint--caused by decreased blood supply that leads to bone death. If minimal stick with conservative treatments. If significant, may need partial or total 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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My left knee feels like it needs to pop and i have a sharp pain going from my ankle to my left side of knee also j have Osteoarthritis and Osteonecrosis?

My left knee feels like it needs to pop and i have a sharp pain going from my ankle to my left side of knee also j have Osteoarthritis and Osteonecrosis?

You need to have: proper examination and diagnosis by experienced healthcare provider. This condition sounds like meniscal tears or rupture along with joint fluid accumulation, which almost always means inflammation (arthritis or arthrosis). And thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What is the best treament for avascular necrosis of the knee?

What is the best treament for avascular necrosis of the knee?

Crutches.: If you have a new onset of avascular necrosis (AVN), going on crutches to take the weight off your leg, for 4-6 weeks, can often cure the condition. If that fails, there is a surgical procedure that can help. ...Read more

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What is avascular necrosis of hip and knee?

What is avascular necrosis of hip and knee?

Bone Destruction: Avascular necrosis means there is no blood getting to a particular body part. Our body parts need blood to survive, including bones (bones are living tissue). Necrosis refers to the dying of cells that make up that body part. Avascular necrosis of the hip & knee means there is no blood getting to them & they are being destroyed. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

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