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Has anyone had osteonecrosis of the knees?

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Dr. Paul Grutter
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Osteonecrosis of the knee is a common source of debilitating knee pain.
It generally affects the medial femoral condyle in women >55yrs old. Secondary osteonecrosis of the knee is related to corticosteriod use, alcohol abuse, sickle cell anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus. Secondary osteonecrosis is generally in patients <45 years old and is often bilateral.

In brief: Yes

Osteonecrosis of the knee is a common source of debilitating knee pain.
It generally affects the medial femoral condyle in women >55yrs old. Secondary osteonecrosis of the knee is related to corticosteriod use, alcohol abuse, sickle cell anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus. Secondary osteonecrosis is generally in patients <45 years old and is often bilateral.
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