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Avasular Necrosis

Were you looking for information about Avascular Necrosis? Avasular necrosis is a common misspelling of avascular necrosis.
Avascular necrosis results from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bones. Although it can happen in any bone, avascular necrosis tends to affect the ends of long bones such as the femur. A few other common sites of avascular necrosis include the knees, shoulders, ankles, and upper arm bone. Causes of avascular necrosis include injury or long-term use of steroid medicines or alcohol. As the disease progresses, symptoms can include joint pain, limited range of movement, and osteoarthritis, among other things. There are a number of tests that a healthcare provider may use to diagnose avascular necrosis and determine the amount of bone affected, as well as how far the disease has progressed. A few of these tests include bone scans, biopsies, X-rays, and functional evaluation of bone. If avascular necrosis is left untreated, most people will experience severe pain and limitation of movement within two years.
(Click Avascular Necrosis for more information about avascular necrosis, including causes of the disease, some other names for it, and who it affects.)
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