Cellular bone death due to vascular insufficiency
Can be either traumatic or nontraumatic
Also known as:
Avascular necrosis (AVN)
Hip/femoral head: dull, aching groin/hip pain that is progressive a...
Early diagnosis is important.
Treatment depends on the age, location, stage of the disease, and overall health of the patient.
The goal of therapy is to preserve the native joint.
Physicians prescribing bisphosphonates should alert patients to potential oral complications, and advise patients to...
American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria for avascular necrosis of the hip. National Guideline Clearinghouse. 2010;31:15734. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
M87.9 Osteonecrosis, unspecified
M87.20 Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified bone
M87.00 Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified bone
M87.059 Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of uns...
Trauma, alcohol abuse, and prolonged glucocorticoid use are the most common risk factors for developing osteonecrosis.
Suspect osteonecrosis in high-risk patients presenting with dull b...
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