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A Patient From Hyderabad India with Hip AVN

Aug 20, 2014

A Patient From Hyderabad India with Hip AVN consulted with Dr. Lox regarding hip avascular necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis, ischemic necrosis, and aseptic necrosis.  Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when the blood supply to the bone affected is disrupted (avascular) leading to bone cell death (necrosis). Nearly every bone can develop AVN, however, the hip is the most frequent. Trauma is the leading cause, yet AVN may arise or be associated with the use of corticosteroids (cortisone), excessive…

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