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What can I do to prevent or lessen the chance of avascular necrosis?
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Jin Packard
Emergency Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Jin Packard
Jin Packard
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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: The top ten things
That cause avn is alcohol, alcohol, alcohol, etc.
The other minor causes include excessive steroid use, metabolic diseases, deep sea diving, trauma to the involved joint. Not a common diagnosis in general though.

In brief: The top ten things
That cause avn is alcohol, alcohol, alcohol, etc.
The other minor causes include excessive steroid use, metabolic diseases, deep sea diving, trauma to the involved joint. Not a common diagnosis in general though.
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
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