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Shoulder Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Stem Cells

May 31, 2013

Shoulder Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and Stem Cells  Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater,FL Avascular necrosis (AVN) has many synonyms. Osteonecrosis, ischemic necrosis,  aseptic necrosis, bone infarction all refer to the same process. Avascular necrosis (AVN), refers to a condition in which the blood supply (vasculature) becomes disrupted and the region of bone that is supplied with that blood dies (necrosis). The terms osteo refers to bone and necrosis means cell death Thus, the term osteonecrosis. Ischemic and avascular both refer to…

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Avascular Necrosis of the Knee

Mar 19, 2013

Knee Avascular Necrosis Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater Fl   Avascular necrosis (AVN) also referred to as osteonecrosis of the knee can be a debilitating progressive disease of the knee in which the subchondral bone loses vascular supply and a portion of the bone dies.  This can lead to subchondral collapse resulting in severely erosive degenerative arthritis.  Initially, it was felt to be a disorder that involved predominantly the medial femoral condyle of the knee.  Now, researchers have expanded the…

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