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Will avascular necrosis continue to progress after you stopped steroids ?

Will avascular necrosis continue to progress after you stopped steroids ?

Yes it can.: Avascular necrosis is caused by a lack of blood suppy to a bone (avanscular means no blood vessels). Stopping steroids will not reverse the lack of blood supply. ...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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Will avascular necrosis stop now that I stopped steroids ?

Will avascular necrosis stop now that I stopped steroids ?

Yes and no: Avclascular necrosis , ischemic bone necrosis, (avn) is a disease where there is cellular death (necrosis) of bone components due to interruption of the blood supply. When you have injection or used steroid rarely you will have side effect to the cortisone used what we call avn of the bone sometimes happen after few month to year from using the medications or injection. Thank you. ...Read more

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Will my avascular necrosis stop progressing now that I have stopped taking steroids ?

Will my avascular necrosis stop progressing now that I have stopped taking steroids ?

There is some fixed : Not complete safety. The good news is it lessons the risk for more new lesions. But there is fixed damage and depending where and how much will be fixable and how much it can interfer with your musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Why does steroids cause avascular necrosis?

We are not sure: We are not sure but there is a linkage seen whether it may be more related ti the underlying problem for which the steroids are given as treatment in the first place. ...Read more

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Why do steroids cause avascular necrosis of the femur head?

Why do steroids cause avascular necrosis of the femur head?

Unknown: No one really knows for sure. However, it has been shown that steroids cause elevation of lipids. In rabbits, steroids cause collections of lipids called an embolism. The emboli caused avascular necrosis of the femoral heads in the studied rabbits. ...Read more

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Why is avascular necrosis caused by steroid use and/or alcohol use?

Why is avascular necrosis caused by steroid use and/or alcohol use?

Avascular Necrosis: Due to effect on blood vessels, causing interruption of blood supply to the bone. ...Read more

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Im 25 with avascular necrosis(bilateral) and I don't have lupus, sickle cell disease, never used steroid medication, nor never injury a bone! reason?

ETOH?: Trauma is a common cause. Steroid use & etoh abuse are next. Heredity and other diseases can cause it as well. Otherwise it is idiopathic. ...Read more

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Can nicotine cause avascular necrosis as it constricts blood vessels? I know it stopped my recent bone graft in a spinal fusion from growing properly.

Can nicotine cause avascular necrosis as it constricts blood vessels? I know it stopped my recent bone graft in a spinal fusion from growing properly.

Maybe: Smoking is well-known to impair new blood vessel growth into areas of bone fusion and prevent good healing. There are thousands of chemicals in smoke. Nicotine alone has been well studied and tends to show poor bone formation and mineralization. So using nicotine as a supplement instead of smoking still is a risk for your spinal fusion. You have one spine -- take good care! Good Luck! ...Read more

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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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What is avascular necrosis of the hip?

What is avascular necrosis of the hip?

Hip joint breakdown: Avascular necrosis represents a spectrum of issues that advance from mild hip pain early in the process and heads toward varying degrees of femoral head collapse and severe pain with limited function. Speak to your orthopaedic surgeon if you are having progressive hip pain to see if imaging with X-rays or an MRI is indicated ...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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Could using steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Could using steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Yes: This is a known complication of taking steroids, especially if you had to take prolonged courses during your chemo regimen (for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, for example). Depending on the location and extent, treatment ranges from physical therapy and waiting, to some orthopedic surgery procedures. If you are still on steroids, you and your oncologist will have the risk/benefit ratio of stopping. ...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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What are the signs/symptoms of avascular necrosis of the hip?

What are the signs/symptoms of avascular necrosis of the hip?

Pain pain limpping: Many people have no symptoms in the early stages of avascular necrosis of bone. As the disease worsens, your affected joint may hurt only when you put weight on it. Eventually, the joint may hurt even when you're lying down.Pain can be mild or severe and usually develops gradually.Pain associated with avascular necrosis of the hip may be focused in the groin, thigh or buttock. ...Read more

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Is a paralabral tear in the hip a sign of avascular necrosis?

Is a paralabral tear in the hip a sign of avascular necrosis?

No different dx.: Labral years are a cartilage tear in hip avn is ischemic death of ballof hip with collapse. ...Read more

Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Also known as osteonecrosis, it is the death of bone from interruption of blood supply. This can result in tiny bone fractures and eventual destruction ...Read more


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