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What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

Bone infection: Osteomyelitis is infection in bone. Infections can reach bone via bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue. Osteomyelitis can also begin in the bone itself if an injury exposes the bone to bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


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What does it mean to have synovial sarcoma?

What does it mean to have synovial sarcoma?

It's a cancer: It usually occurs in the soft tissues near joints. Unlike other soft tissue sarcomas, that are painless, it can be painful. It is treated with surgery and radiation. Use of chemotherapy if the tumor hasn't spread is controversial. If the cancer spreads, it usually goes to the lungs. With proper treatment, chances of survival are quite good. ...Read more

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What does it mean when MRI is indeterminate?

What does it mean when MRI is indeterminate?

It means: That a definitive diagnosis cannot be provided. For example, in the case of liver mass the MRI may be indeterminate if it cannot discriminate between something benign and something cancerous. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is wheezing?

What does it mean when someone is wheezing?

Wheezing: Wheezing is caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways of the lungs that causes distruption of airflow when you breath. It also makes oxygen delivery more difficult. It can be caused by infection, asthma, lung/chemical/environmental irritation, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a brain tumor is in remission?

What does it mean when a brain tumor is in remission?

No evidence of tumor: It means that there is no evidence of active disease as assessed by an MRI and perhaps a pet scan. This does not mean that there is not micropscopic disease which can grow--hence the rationale for surveillance scans to monitor the status of the patient. ...Read more

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What is morning sickness and what does it involve? What does it feel like? What dows it mean?

What is morning sickness and what does it involve? What does it feel like? What dows it mean?

It is nausea: In the morning with or without vomiting, as a response to hormones from pregnancy. It doesn't have a meaning unless you r really sick and not all women have it. It's not necessarily a reflection of the health of the pregnancy, if u don't have it be thankful. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

Blood vessels: Vascular problems are related to blood vessels (blood flow, blood clots, hardening of the arteries etc). ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a person suddenly gets the chills?

What exactly does it mean when a person suddenly gets the chills?

Scary movie?: Seriously thoughmost often chills are an accompaniment to fever from an infectious process or cold exposure. Definitely see your doctor on this one if recurring as it could be something more serious like lupus or some kind of cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if someone dies of pneumonia due to toxemia?

What does it mean if someone dies of pneumonia due to  toxemia?

Many systems fail: Pneumonia, usually due to bacteria, but some viruses, causes failure of many organs, toxemia usually applies to pregnancy complications, not always associated with pneumonia. To answer your question properly, you need to define your question, whether it refers to pregnancy, or patients very ill with pneumonia who are not pregnant. And die from life threatening pneumonia. ...Read more

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When a kidney infection goes septic what does it mean?

Kidney infection: If the infection in the kidney is not well treated, then it is likely that infection can spread via blood stream, to other regions of the body. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a man has amyloidosis?

What does it mean when a man has amyloidosis?

Deposit of amyloid: Amyloid are types of protein that can be deposited in your body. These can occur secondary to a variety of illness and why this happened is still not completely understood. It depends what the locations of the amyloid are as to how the amyloid effects a person. What ever else teh man has may be related tothis diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when RA is under remission? Does that mean its cured for a while ? Or what !?

What does it mean when RA is under remission?
Does that mean its cured for a while ?
Or what !?

Remission: A remission is a temporary end to the medical signs and symptoms of an incurable disease. Think of it as a period in which the disease is not active. ...Read more

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What is igg? What does it mean if you can't produce it?

What is igg? What does it mean if you can't produce it?

Antibody: Your B-cells can't make it or your T-cells can't tell your B-cells to make it. You would be susceptible to certain infections including frequent UTI, sinus infections, pneumonia and more. Fortunately, we can treat this problem with antibody replacement products. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when the right-side of someone's heart is not getting enough blood?

Right heart: It means not enough blood is getting to it, this can be from low blood volume or from obstruction to venous return to the heart, sometimes this is hydrostatic leak into the tissues and sometimes it is mechanical obstruction. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is in a stable condition?

What does it mean when someone is in a stable condition?

Not getting worse: Medical condition could be improving or staying the same, but not getting worse. Does not necessarily mean that patient is getting better, nor does it man that subject is healthy, or in a good state.. ...Read more

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What is aseptic necrosis?

What is aseptic necrosis?

Tissue death no bugs: Aseptic necrosis is often used to describe the death of bone due to vascular insufficiency, without and infection. High dose steroid treatment can cause aseptic necrosis of the head of the femur. Fracture of the femoral neck can also cause aseptic necrosis due to injury to blood vessels supplying the femoral head. ...Read more

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Can aseptic necrosis be cured?

Can aseptic necrosis be cured?

Of course: This should be evaluated to see if it is sciatica or fibromyalgia, as both are treatable. ...Read more

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I'd like info on aseptic necrosis plz?

Bone death: Aseptic or avascular necrosis are older terms that describe none that has died without cause. The current term is osteonecrosis, but it all means the same thing. Dead bone. Try the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons web site for more information. Aaos.Org. ...Read more

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What are the tests for aseptic necrosis?

What are the tests for aseptic necrosis?

Osteonecrosis: Test for avn plain x-ray of the involved bone or joint and to confirm it the principat test is an mri.Dr seni. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is aseptic necrosis?

What sort of problem is aseptic necrosis?

Blood supply: When the blood stops flowing to an area of bone, the bone dies. This is aseptic/avascular necrosis (avn). Depending on the size and the location of the area affected as well as the patient's response to the avn. Sometimes this will get better by itself and other times, this will need surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aseptic necrosis?

What are the symptoms of aseptic necrosis?

Pain: Pain and difficulty with the involved joint are common findings. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Aseptic necrosis?

Local bone death: 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 become a structural problem. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aseptic necrosis?

What is the treatment for aseptic necrosis?

Dead bone: All depend of the joint involved with avn, if the area of dead bone is small some time bone graft can be done, some time plain drilling of the bone may suffice or some times vascularized pedicule bone graft is the answer and some times a total joint replacement is the best procedure.All depend of the particular circumstances of the joint involved.Dr seni. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with a aseptic necrosis of the scaphoid, what did I do?

I got diagnosed with a aseptic necrosis of the scaphoid, what did I do?

Mostly wait: Treatment depends upon the amount of bone involvement. For whatever reason the blood supply to your scaphoid bone was interrupted. Mild symptoms can be treated with oral and/or injectable steroids and immobilization. More severe symptoms may require surgical intervention. Surgical treatments may be aimed at restoring the blood supply, reducing inflammation or fusing the wrist. ...Read more

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What to do if i just got diagnosed with an aseptic necrosis on my right(dominant) wrist?

What to do if i just got diagnosed with an aseptic necrosis on my right(dominant) wrist?

Evaluate for underly: Evaluate for underlying causes - fractures, coagulopathies, hyperbaric, etc. ...Read more

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If I have aseptic necrosis of hip, thoracic spine and neck. Why woukd a doctor send me to rehabilitation?

If I have aseptic necrosis of hip,  thoracic spine and neck. Why woukd a doctor send me to rehabilitation?

Aseptic necrosis of-: -hips need an orthopedic surgeon,. There is not a Dx of aseptic necrosis of the spine. They may mean degenerative arthritis, or vertebral compression. If so @ your age you also need 2 see a fellowship trained spine surgeon, my preference is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in spine. Common causes in your age group makes me think steroid exposure, alcoholics, renal dialysis. GET EVAL ...Read more

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What happens to people who get avascular necrosis of the hip (also called osteonecrosis)?

Depends on severity: Avascular necrosis is also known as avn or osteonecrosis- a condition in which the blood supply to the hip ball (the femoral head) is compromised. There are different staging systems for avn- designed to identify the severity of the disease, and thereby help with treatment recommendations. Treatment ranges from observation to a "core decompression" procedure to hip replacement. ...Read more

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How might a 24-year-old suffer from osteonecrosis?

OSTEONECROSIS: Osteonecrosis is unusual in a younger patient. Osteonecrosis of the jaw can be from radiation /Trauma/Infection and Meds. It can be treated with pain Meds /PT and surgery of it worsens acutely ...Read more

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Is ischemia associate with osteonecrosis?

Possibly: Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (avn), theorized to be due to loss of blood supply to the bone for whatever reason. So technically yes the bone is ischemic and thus dies off. Sometimes there is a known cause, but oft times none can be found. Associated with blood dyscrasias such as sickle cell disease, steroid use, trauma, chronic alcoholism. ...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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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 can be done for osteonecrosis in the femur?

What can be done for  osteonecrosis in the femur?

It depend: Nonoperative treatment usually results in a poor prognosis. Core decompression core decompression is currently the most common procedure in the early stages of osteonecrosis of the femoral head.Based on harris hip scores operative treatment was successful in approximately 70% of hips with ficat stage i ii or iii osteonecrosis comparing to 20% of nonoperative management of early osteonecrosis. ...Read more

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


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