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Risk Factors for Osteonecrosis

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

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Description:

Osteonecrosis (avascular or aseptic necrosis of bone) involves infarction of bone caused by a decrease in the blood supply to the affected areas. Some patients may have multiple risk factors (alcoholism and pancreatitis, autoimmune disease and corticosteroid use).

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