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Steroid-induced Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hips

Dec 17, 2013

Steroid-induced Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hips Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Avascular Necrosis (AVN), sometimes referred to as osteonecrosis or ischemic necrosis, may occur as the result of several conditions or incidents, trauma being the most common. However, excessive corticosteroid use (cortisone) is also a high-risk factor that can lead to steroid-induced avascular necrosis. Unfortunately, when associated with excessive cortisone (steroid) use, AVN often is bilateral (occurring in both hips). It may also present in the hip AND…

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