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What sort of problem is aseptic necrosis?

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Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Blood supply

When the blood stops flowing to an area of bone, the bone dies.
This is aseptic/avascular necrosis (avn). Depending on the size and the location of the area affected as well as the patient's response to the avn. Sometimes this will get better by itself and other times, this will need surgery.

In brief: Blood supply

When the blood stops flowing to an area of bone, the bone dies.
This is aseptic/avascular necrosis (avn). Depending on the size and the location of the area affected as well as the patient's response to the avn. Sometimes this will get better by itself and other times, this will need surgery.
Dr. James Shapiro
Dr. James Shapiro
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Aseptic necrosis hip

"aseptic necrosis" usually applies to a hip problem where the blood vessel to the hip area has been compromised so that the tip of the hip bone (femoral head) tends to degenerate.
It initiates a pretty severe kind of arthritis and usually needs surgery to fix it.

In brief: Aseptic necrosis hip

"aseptic necrosis" usually applies to a hip problem where the blood vessel to the hip area has been compromised so that the tip of the hip bone (femoral head) tends to degenerate.
It initiates a pretty severe kind of arthritis and usually needs surgery to fix it.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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