Avascular Necrosis

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Definition

Avascular Necrosis otherwise known as the Osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis and ischemic necrosis, is a disease which results to a temporary pr permanent loss of blood supply to the bones leading to bone death and collapse.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through examination of medical history of the patient including observation of the symptoms as they manifest. Undergoing X-ray tests and imaging tests like Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans or MRI Scans may also be used to detect the medical condition.

Treatment

Treatment for Avascular Necrosis includes adminsitration of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs for brevity, aspirin, ibuprofen and bisphosphonate medications. Therapies like electrical stimulation therapy and surgery like core decompression, bone reshaping or Osterotomy, bone transplant and joint replacement may also be advised for some cases.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of Avascular necrosis depends on what part of the body is affected with the disease. Avascular Necrosis in the hip may manifest through feeling pain in the groin towards to the thigh and knee, while avascular necrosis in the shoulder may involve pain that usually felt in the head of the upper arm bone.

Causes

Avascular Necrosis is said to be caused by trauma to the bone such as a broken bone or fracture and dislocated joints.

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