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Why do steroids cause avascular necrosis of the femur head?

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Dr. David Nelson
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In brief: Unknown

No one really knows for sure.
However, it has been shown that steroids cause elevation of lipids. In rabbits, steroids cause collections of lipids called an embolism. The emboli caused avascular necrosis of the femoral heads in the studied rabbits.

In brief: Unknown

No one really knows for sure.
However, it has been shown that steroids cause elevation of lipids. In rabbits, steroids cause collections of lipids called an embolism. The emboli caused avascular necrosis of the femoral heads in the studied rabbits.
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