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Can avascular necrosis of the shoulders be caused by a work related strain?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No

Avascular necrosis can be associated with trauma, if the blood supply to the bone is interrupted by injury.
Most of the time, the cause is unknown. Certain diseases such as sickle cell anemia or alcoholism have higher rates of avascular necrosis. It is not associated with strain or sprain type injuries. Steroid use is also a cause of avascular necrosis.

In brief: No

Avascular necrosis can be associated with trauma, if the blood supply to the bone is interrupted by injury.
Most of the time, the cause is unknown. Certain diseases such as sickle cell anemia or alcoholism have higher rates of avascular necrosis. It is not associated with strain or sprain type injuries. Steroid use is also a cause of avascular necrosis.
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