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Hip and Knee Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Jan 31, 2014

Hip and Knee Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular necrosis, often referred to as osteonecrosis, is a disorder in which the blood supply to the bone is disrupted – leading to the area of bone that is without blood supply becomes necrotic or die. Avascular necrosis (AVN) may result from various causes. Trauma is a leading cause. Various other systemic causes for AVN exist. These include high doses of corticosteroids (cortisone), autoimmune disorders (Rheumatoid Arthritis and…

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