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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

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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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?

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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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


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