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Can you tell me about avascular necrosis?

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Dr. David Krulak
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In brief: AVN

AVN is caused by a lack of blood supply to the bone due to either traumatic or non-traumatic reasons.
The bone then has death of its cells, which often leads to collapse of the affected bone. Better imaging modalities have increased the number of cases diagnosed in recent years.

In brief: AVN

AVN is caused by a lack of blood supply to the bone due to either traumatic or non-traumatic reasons.
The bone then has death of its cells, which often leads to collapse of the affected bone. Better imaging modalities have increased the number of cases diagnosed in recent years.
Dr. David Krulak
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