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What should I do about avascular necrosis?
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: AVN
More information needed.
In some bones (humeral + femoral head) if diagnosed before collapse and arthritis begins, there may be some value to core decompression. Some centers have shown decreased progression of collapse with free vascular fibula grafting (hip). No consensus regarding treatment before collapse. Once collapse occurs, some sort of resurfacing/replacement required to manage pain.

In brief: AVN
More information needed.
In some bones (humeral + femoral head) if diagnosed before collapse and arthritis begins, there may be some value to core decompression. Some centers have shown decreased progression of collapse with free vascular fibula grafting (hip). No consensus regarding treatment before collapse. Once collapse occurs, some sort of resurfacing/replacement required to manage pain.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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