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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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Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

-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 ...Read more


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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing cerebral contusion?

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing cerebral contusion?

Safety: Bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets, avoidance of collision sports like soccer and football. Prevention is the key and avoidance of activities that could injure the head and brain. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing giardia infections?

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing giardia infections?

Risk of Giardia: Giardia is prevalent worldwide, & drinking infected water is the most frequent mode of transmission (e.g. Streams, wells). Person-to-person is 2nd mode in groups with poor fecal-oral hygiene (daycare centers, custodial institutions, sexually active male homosexuals). Food transmission has been documented in commercial settings. Sheep, beavers, cattle, dogs, cats can get it & may pass it to people. ...Read more

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Is there excercises you can to to help prevent the pain from avascular necrosis.?

Is there excercises you can to to help prevent the pain from avascular necrosis.?

AVN: Unfortunately, probably not. Pain from avn related to "dead bone" initially. In later stages, collapse of the bone with loss of normal shape, and ultimately progression to arthritis. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing early Lyme disease?

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing early Lyme disease?

Avoid ticks: Wear long sleeves, cover pants with socks. Use insect repellant amd examine your skin for ticks when returning from tick prone areas. If exposed see doctor for examination of tick and early course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do while I have chickenpox to reduce the chance of scarring?

What can I do while I have chickenpox to reduce the chance of scarring?

Don't scratch!: It itches like crazy and can drive you mad but if you scratch, each little spot can leave a scar. See your doctor to be sure it is chicken pox and you can also request anti-itch medications to help you. Be careful because you are contageous until all the sores are crusted over. ...Read more

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What is the cause of nasal cavity cancer and what can I do do minimize the chance of having it?

What is the cause of nasal cavity cancer and what can I do do minimize the chance of having it?

Uncommon: These are uncommon cancers. They might be related to smoke or other exposures, but are not typical sites of cancer. There are about 2000 cases yearly in the us. I think that no smoking is the best advice. If you have some symptoms that worry you see your doctor. Is is likely to be something else. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent a relapse of GPA or MPA?

What can I do to prevent a relapse of GPA or MPA?

To reduce the risk of a GPA or MPA relapse, maintenance therapy is recommended: After entering remission for GPA or MPA, you'll likely continue taking the immunosuppressive drug cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) for one to two months. Then, you'll begin maintenance therapy with another medication, such as methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall), azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept) or rituximab (Rituxan). The optimal length of maintenance therapy has not been determined and most likely varies among people. However, limited research suggests that longer treatment durations might be linked with better outcomes. During maintenance therapy, it's important to take your medication exactly as prescribed and see your doctor regularly for tests. If you notice any new or recurring symptoms, talk to your doctor immediately. By following your doctor's instructions and paying attention to your body, you'll increase your chances of keeping a GPA or MPA relapse at bay. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure or lessen the pain of osteoarthritis of my mum in a natural way?

Can you tell me how to cure or lessen the pain of osteoarthritis of my mum in a natural way?

Exercise: Low impact exercise such as swimming , cycling , elliptical trainers on a regular basis can be helpful for arthritic joints. Aqua/pool aerobics is a good one to consider. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce my risk of leukemia?

What can I do to reduce my risk of leukemia?

Moderation: It sounds cliche but exposures to things which cause cancer are usually a lifetime exposure issue as compared to a one time occurrence. This is why occupational (longterm) exposure to certain carcinogens or environmental agents (smoking) can increase the risk. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce the risk of developing gallbladder cancer?

What can you do to reduce the risk of developing gallbladder cancer?

Difficult: It is a rare cancer and risk factors include gallstones, obesity, and advanced age. Diet and weight reduction can help and removal of the gall bladder in case of repeated gallstone attacks may be protective. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Optimize mechanics: In young females there is good evidence that therapy programs designed to optimize knee/body mechanics with activities that involve cutting and jumping can reduce the incidence of acl injuries. Developed programs are more likely found around larger cities. Alternatively one could avoid activities associated wtih higher incidence of acl injury (basketball, soccer, football, down-hill skiing, etc). ...Read more

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If I have multiple sclerosis, how can I reduce the effects of an attack?

If I have multiple sclerosis, how can I reduce the effects of an attack?

Get relapse treated: All significant relapses should be treated ASAP. Choices include oral or intravenous steroids, injections of ACTH, plasmapheresis, and if pregnant, IVIG. Better yet, prevent relapses, by using potent MS meds such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya. ...Read more

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I would like guide to how can you reduce the risk of cancer?

I would like guide to how can you reduce the risk of cancer?

Visit below address: There is a great review that you can read by going to: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/overview/patient. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in regards to nursing and the joint commission how can you reduce likelihood of patient harm associated with use of anticoagulant therapy?

Can you tell me in regards to nursing and the joint commission how can you reduce likelihood of patient harm associated with use of anticoagulant therapy?

Working through: the hospital's QM and Risk Management committees would be a good start. Collecting outcomes data, establishing goals and benchmarks, and a commitment to evidence-based medicine and standardized clinical pathways would be important. ...Read more

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In what way can I reduce the risk of bph?

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In what way can I reduce the risk of bph?

Here are some ...: There has been no known ways to reduce the risk of BPH, which is speculated as the result of subtle but unclearly defined sex hormonal imbalance along the course of aging. So, just be proactive to seek pro-evaluation for taking longer time and standing closer to toilet bowl to pee timely, don't wait until the last minutes when one cannot pee at all. ...Read more

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Please describe the things you can do to reduce the risk of alzheimer?

Please describe the things you can do to reduce the risk of alzheimer?

Several: The most important is controlling you blood pressure and cholesterol level. It is also important to have physical exercise and keep mentally fit. Some studies indicate that drinking in moderation, eating fish and dark chocolate might decrease the risk. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the effects of scars from eczema?

What can I do to reduce the effects of scars from eczema?

Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more

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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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Is there excercises you can to to help prevent the pain from avascular necrosis.?

AVN: Unfortunately, probably not. Pain from avn related to "dead bone" initially. In later stages, collapse of the bone with loss of normal shape, and ultimately progression to arthritis. ...Read more

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Non union fracture of two years at distal pole of scaphoid which recieves 100 blood supply.What are the chances of avascular necrosis setting in?

Rare: As you stated, the distal pole of the scaphoid receives good blood supply. I believe you have a simple non-union that if it is not causing pain, no need for further treatment. The waist of the scaphoid is the most risky for avascular necrosis as it does not have good blood supply. If you are having pain, surgery to remove the non-union is possible. If no pain, recommend leaving it alone. ...Read more

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How do you treat avascular necrosis?

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How do you treat avascular necrosis?

Surgery, meds: The most common solution is joint replacement surgery, but bisphosphonate medications can be used first to try to slow the progression of bone death. ...Read more

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What should I do about avascular necrosis?

What should I do about avascular necrosis?

AVN: More information needed. In some bones (humeral + femoral head) if diagnosed before collapse and arthritis begins, there may be some value to core decompression. Some centers have shown decreased progression of collapse with free vascular fibula grafting (hip). No consensus regarding treatment before collapse. Once collapse occurs, some sort of resurfacing/replacement required to manage pain. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have avascular necrosis?

How can I  know if I have avascular necrosis?

See an ortho: I would see an ortho and get examined if necessary, you will likely undergo an xray and may need an MRI to make the diagnosis of avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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Can coffee cause avascular necrosis?

No: Although caffeine isn't good for bone density, regular consumption of coffee doesn't cause avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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What does avascular necrosis of lunate mean?

Lacks blood supply: For some reason, your lunate bone has lost its blood supply. See an orthopedic hand and wrist specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting avascular necrosis?

Not enough info: The risk really depend if you have a disease or take meds that predispose to the disease or have fractured a hip or are a diver for instance. If you do not take prednisone, do not drink alcohol to excess and have none of the diseases or injuries or activities associated with higher risk then your risk is virtually zero. ...Read more

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How to plan exercise routine for avascular necrosis?

Depends on location: Avascular necrosis can occur in a lot of locations. Exercise depends on pain tolerance and mechanics. You have to individualize the program depending on the location of the avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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If you had to boil it down, what is avascular necrosis?

If you had to boil it down, what is avascular necrosis?

Dead bone: Avascular necrosis (avn) is a disruption of the blood supply to a bone. With no blood supply, the bone is substantially weakened there are numerous causes, most commonly trauma/fracture. Common bones involved are the hip, shoulder, scaphoid, femoral condyles. ...Read more

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Do steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Do steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Possibly but others: Although avascular necrosis can be related to corticosteroids it is important to know that there are other causes of avascular necrosis. There is a decrease in blood flow to the area involved. Although corticosteroids can be associated, it depends on dose and time and thus chemo steroids are less likely to be associated. Other causes: alcohol, joint injury and increased pressure ...Read more

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Does a torn rotator resemble avascular necrosis on an mri?

Does a torn rotator resemble avascular necrosis on an mri?

No: A torn rotator cuff primarily involves the rotator cuff tendons whereas avascular necrosis involves the humeral head (top of the long bone of the upper arm). Each disease has certain features on mri. ...Read more

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Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Also known as osteonecrosis, this is the death of a bone caused by an interruption of the blood supply. This can result in tiny bone fractures and eventual destruction ...Read more


Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more