Introduction: Avascular necrosis


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Avascular necrosis: Bone death from lack of circulation.

Avascular necrosis: Avascular necrosis is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of the blood supply to the bones. Without blood, the bone tissue dies and causes the bone to collapse. If the process involves the bones near a joint, it often leads to collapse of the joint surface. This disease also is known as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic bone necrosis. 1

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Avascular Necrosis: NIAMS

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