What is Avascular Necrosis?

September 24, 2016

Avascular necrosis is the loss of bone tissue due in part to the lack of blood supply, Also called osteonecrosis, avascular can cause tiny breaks in the bone and the bone’s eventual collapse. The blood flow to a section of bone can be obstructed if the bone joint become dislocated or fractured. Avascular necrosis is related to the longer-term use of high-dose steroid medications and excessive alcohol intake. Anyone can be…

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What is Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)

April 16, 2016

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) also called osteonecrosis Ischemic bone necrosis, or aseptic necrosis is a condition that occurs when there is loss blood to the bone. The bone is a living tissue that requires blood and-and interruption in the blood supply can cause bone death. If this does not stop bone necrosis will eventually lead to bone collapse. Avascular necrosis most often most often occur in the upper leg. Another commons…

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